More than 150 business and community leaders from a variety of industries and backgrounds gathered on Dec. 1 at PNC Park inside the Trib Total Media Hall of Fame Club for an evening of networking, great conversation and fun hosted by the Pittsburgh Pirates. If the statues of Willie Stargell and Roberto Clemente could speak they would be proud to see such a diverse group of guests enjoying the beautiful ball park.
Guests dined on hors d’oeuvres and a light dinner and took advantage of the opportunity to take photos with Pittsburgh Pirate Neil Walker and meet Miss Pittsburgh 2010, Kristen Taylor.
|TOGETHER—Chaz Kellum, center, with special guests: Kristen Taylor (Miss Pittsburgh) and Neil Walker (Pittsburgh Pirates). (Photos by Debbie Norrell)
Chaz Kellem, Manager of Diversity Initiatives, Pittsburgh Pirates, says, “It feels good to have this opportunity to bring diverse audiences together to share ideas and concepts. We plan to do our part in making Pittsburgh one of the best cities around.”
The Pirates are committed to diversity in the workforce in purchasing and in their numerous community activities and events. Each year the Pittsburgh Pirates hosts the African-American Heritage Celebration. Pittsburgh was the headquarters for the Negro National Leagues and the only city in the country with two Black professional teams, The Homestead Grays and The Pittsburgh Crawfords.
Spotted networking: Connie Portis, Anna Hollis, K. Chase Patterson, Sage Berlin, Vince Sims, Bernice and Chauncey Smith, Kathy Mayle Towns, Tami Miles Brown and Emmai Alaquiva.