John Weinstein, Allegheny County Treasurer and long time Animal Friends supporter and board member, accepted a $5,000 PNC Achiever Award from the Pirates Charities prior to the first pitch of the season opener. When asked what charity would be the beneficiary, he announced, "Animal Friends, of course! I’ve been fortunate to be actively involved with the organization and its lifesaving mission for animals for many years now and couldn’t think of a more worthwhile charity."
The award, given on behalf of PNC Bank and the Pirates Charities, aims to recognize organizations in the Pittsburgh region for outstanding community service. It is presented to one noteworthy charity at the Pirates home opener each year. This year the check was presented to John Weinstein by Sy Holzer, President & CEO of PNC Bank, Robert Nutting, owner of the Pirates, and Andrew McCutchen, Pirates outfielder.
Animal Friends is grateful to have wonderful community partnerships with organizations like PNC and the Pirates Charities. Speaking as an Animal Friends board member, John Weinstein continued, "We truly appreciate the ongoing and invaluable partnership we have with PNC. It was a pleasure to work with the leadership of PNC Bank and the Pirates to make this meaningful donation to Animal Friends. It is because of the generous support of organizations like the Pirates and PNC, as well as the overwhelming support of the community that Animal Friends is able to continue our mission throughout the region."
It was a great day for baseball. And for Animal Friends!