Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Players and 'buddies' are invited to register.
Registration is open for Miracle League of South Hills. The league enables children and adults with special needs to develop socialization skills and have fun by playing baseball at a field specially designed for them. The South Hills field is located in Boyce Mayview Park in Upper St. Clair. The league is also in need of volunteers, or "buddies," to help the games run smoothly. Games occur on Saturdays from mid-May through June. Click here to register or learn more. If you have questions, please contact league director Maura Rodgers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724.986.9378. MLB allstar and Upper St. Clair resident Sean Casey and his wife, Mandi, were the driving forces behind raising money to build the field and create the South Hills…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Help make the playground a reality by enjoying yourself at Saturday's Comedy Night.
The Miracle League of the South Hills and Casey's Clubhouse are working to raise enough money to build a playground next to the Miracle Field in Boyce Mayview Park in May 2014. The playground would be specifically designed so kids of all abilites could use it. The public can help raise funds by attending the 3rd Annual Pat McCurdy Comedy Night on Saturday, Feb. 16. Some tickets remain for purchase at $50 each. Tickets include beer, soft drinks, food from Franco's Trattoria and comedy entertainment with fan-favorite Pat McCurdy. There will also be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and more. Doors at the Library Fire Hall open at 7 p.m. and the comedy show begins at 9 p.m. For tickets, contact Maura Rodgers by calling 724-986-9378 …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Show your 'love' for the South Hills' Miracle League.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Middle school teachers and students are planning an event for March.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Upper St. Clair commissioners don't plan on raising taxes next year, but your new 2013 property assessment may make your wallet feel lighter.
Upper St. Clair's 2013 proposed budget will be presented to the public at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the board of commissioners meeting. The preliminary budget reduces the real estate tax rate to 3.9 mills because the 2013 tax base is projected to grow 18 percent due to the Allegheny County reassessments. Just because the millage rate will be lowered doesn't mean that your taxes will go down. If your 2013 assessment is an increase of more than 18 percent, your taxes will likely increase. If your reassessment is an increase of less than 18 percent, your taxes are likely to decrease. Click here to find your new 2013 assessment. Other highlights in the proposed budget document include: Editor's Note: The Upper St. Clair School Board …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
"It's all about these kids and it always has been," said Sean Casey, former MLB all-star and Upper St. Clair resident who started the project two years ago.
What was once an old farm field has transformed into a place where children and adults of all abilities will be able to enjoy the game of baseball. Players, volunteers, families and community leaders gathered at the brand new Pirates Charities Miracle League Field of the South Hills Saturday, located next to the Community and Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park, to celebrate. "This is just so cool," said Sean Casey, former MLB all-star and Upper St. Clair resident. "I'm grateful to see all of these great big hearts here." Sean Casey and his wife, Mandi, started Casey's Clubhouse two years ago to raise $1 million to build a Miracle League Field in Upper St. Clair. Their vision won over the hearts and wallets of people and businesses in …
Hey proud moms and dads! Did you take pictures from the Miracle League of the South Hills opening day? Be sure to upload them here!
It was a big day in Upper St. Clair as the Miracle League of the South Hills celebrated its opening. Hundreds of players, volunteers, family members and community leaders gathered at the Miracle Field, located next to the Community and Recreation Center, to celebrate. Flip through the photos above and watch the video to experience the sights and sounds of the special ceremony. And be sure to upload any photos or videos you took at the event to the media box above! Click here to read more about the opening day ceremony.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Former MLB All-Star Sean Casey and Pirates Charities bring baseball to children with special needs.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
On Saturday, May 26, Casey’s Clubhouse and the Pirates Charities will host opening day festivities and the inaugural games played at the Pirates Charities Miracle League Field of the South Hills. Sean and Mandi Casey, of Upper St. Clair, founded Casey’s Clubhouse in the summer of 2010 with the goal of building a Miracle League Field for children with special needs in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. With the help of Pirates Charities, the organization raised the more than $1 million needed for the construction of a custom-designed, rubberized field that will allow children of all abilities to play baseball. In addition to the field, the complex features wheelchair accessible dugouts, restrooms and a specially designed playground for the …
Monday, February 6, 2012
The Pirates Charities Miracle League of the South Hills Field will open the same day as the Upper St. Clair Community and Recreation Center's outdoor pool.
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Monday, February 6, 2012
The Pirates Charities Miracle League of the South Hills Field will open on Saturday, May 26. The field is uniquely designed to give children of all abilities the opportunity to play baseball. The field is equipped with various amenities including a completely rubberized and flat surface, power outlets in the dugouts and bathrooms available on site. The league is now accepting registration for players with special needs—both youth and adult leagues. Games will be held on Saturdays May 26 through June 30 and will return for a fall season. Click here to join a team. One of the most important parts of the Miracle League program is the buddy system. Players are paired with other children (12 years or older) or adults in the community for help …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Today is the website's first anniversary. What a year it's been.
Wow, it's been a year! Upper St. Clair Patch opened for business on Dec. 15, 2010, and it has been quite a year. Just check out our ten most read stories we've covered since launching. During our time, the community has experienced a variety of news. There was tragedy, such as when an elderly woman was killed in her McMillan Road home. And fame! Our cameras caught actress Emma Watson in Deerfield Manor while filming a movie. Then, there was the truly bizarre news, like when more than $100,000 flew out of a bank van on Route 19. However, the primary stories that stand out to me as I look back on the year show just how terrific people are in our township. For example, former Major League Baseball player Sean Casey and his wife, Mandi, …