The Altoona Curve will hop on Trolley to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe on July 5.
The Curve, a minor-league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will rock Mr. Rogers “sweater jerseys” and host an appearance by children’s TV character Daniel Tiger at their “A Night in the Neighborhood” promotion that night. The long-running “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood” program was produced by Pittsburgh public broadcasting affiliate WQED until 2001, and “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” a current spin-off, films live-action sequences in Pittsburgh.
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The game, against the Harrisburg Senators, will be more than just fun for kids, though. The Curve are holding a sweater drive, with bins around the ballpark for fans to donate their new or lightly used sweaters, to benefit the American Rescue Workers.
Whoever came up with this idea deserves a big “ugga mugga” from somebody.
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