In the Pocket With Charlie Batch event supports literacy
November 16, 2015 12:00 AM
Charlie and Latasha Wilson-Batch.
Lee Ann Caliendo and her son David Caliendo.
George Unitus and Michael Blobner.
Miss Central Pennsylvania Lila Gabriel.
Jennifer Eyerman, left, and Colleen Wilson.
Bob Romanish and Jeanette Brush.
The crowd gathers for "In the Pocket with Charlie Batch," an annual fundraiser supporting reading and computer literacy programs, at Latitude 360.
By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
All the party details: Want to play ping-pong with Charlie Batch? How about a game of pool with Ben Roethlisberger? That fantasy became a reality on Nov. 9 at Latitude 360 in North Fayette. for more than 800 patrons who supported the Best of the Batch Foundation’s education and computer literacy programs. “Education is the key to so much in life, and we want to do our small part to help kids become excited about learning,” said Latasha Wilson-Batch. What was her favorite game? “The silent auction,” she laughed. Fifty players from the Steelers and the Pirates, including Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker (who battled it out in a ping-pong match), were on hand to share in the fun with fans and friends alike. The event raised $150,000.
“A” for Effort: The event also partnered with Carnegie Mellon University’s IT students who created the technology for the games as well as the online silent auction. The teachers were there grading them while the students worked the event. #SEENNailBiter.
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