PUMP Quiz Night Returns to Hough’s – February 9, 2011

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We are still working on a list of weekly quiz nights but I know many of you are eager to get out and show off your trivia skills.

PUMP (which stands for Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project) is a fancy name for a group that is all about providing fun ways for Pittsburgh Young and Young thinking to connect to Pittsburgh.  PUMP runs the PSL, Pittsburgh Sports League and other events from quiz nights to educational forums through out the year.

PUMP Quiz Night

February 9, 2011; 6:45PM – 10:00 PM

Hough’s, 563 Greenfield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15207

Get your smarty snow pants on and join PUMP for Quiz Night! Compete against teams of 4 in feats of mental strength (sometimes challenging, usually entertaining) for prizes and bragging rights.

Prizes you ask? Yes, we’ll have those. The prize closet is chock o’ block full of nonsense you’ll want to win. So choose your teams carefully and brush up on your useless knowledge.

Here’s the drill: Show up with team of 4 (or less…or more…) by 6:45 to get a table. We supply the trivia, the fabulous prizes, and the noise. You supply the funk. No charge to play and no need to RSVP–just get there!

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PUMPtoberfest – Celebrate 15 Years of PUMP

One of the many organizations that does good things in Pittsburgh is PUMP.  PUMP stands for Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project and was founded 15 years ago when a grad student wrote a letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. What started as a group of volunteers looking to connect more young people to Pittsburgh has grown over the past 15 years into its own non profit organization with 4 staff members and many different events through out the year.  PUMP’s annual 40 Under 40 turns 10 this year as well.

Networking and Sports. You have probably seen someone walking around Pittsburgh in a bright colored PSL t-shirt. What you might not know that PUMP is the organization responsible for running the Pittsburgh Sports League (PSL) – each season thousands – yes thousands of people participate in PSL sports leagues. The PSL offers sports for everyone with leagues from bowling to volleyball. Teams and individuals sign up for weekly competitions. [Read more…]

Discover Pittsburgh PLAY – September 30, 2009

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This is the 3rd event in PUMP’s series of discover Pittsburgh events – I attended the first event, which was great and I heard rave reviews about the second event.  This one should be nice because it is all about fun things to do in Pittsburgh. [Read more…]

Randy Pausch Memorial Flag Football Tournament

PUMP which runs the PSL (Pittsburgh Sports League) is organizing the second annual Randy Pausch Memorial Flag Football Tournament.  The Tournament will be held on Sunday November 1, 2009.  Registration for the tournament is open now.  All of the proceeds benefit PUMP and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

More info and registration available at: randypauschfootball.com


The Randy Pausch Memorial Flag Football Tournament was founded in 2008 to honor Randy Pausch, our friend and CMU professor who inspired millions worldwide through his highly acclaimed “Last Lecture.” Randy died of complications from pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008.

We first got to know Randy in a different light — as a passionate and intense flag football participant in PUMP’s Pittsburgh Sports League. Last year, we created this tournament in honor of Randy’s love of the game and in keeping with goals of living life to the fullest and focusing on others.

This year’s tournament will feature both men’s and women’s 5-vs-5 tournaments, each with a recreational and competitive division. Teams are guaranteed to play at least 2 games. This will not be a double-elimination tournament like last year. Teams will not be expected to be at the field all-day long, but can expect to be there for a few hours. Teams will play 2 other teams from the same division (minimum), and the top 2 will advance to a championship game.

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Aug. 25 – Behind the Scenes of the the G-20

If you are interested in learning more about what is happening here in Pittsburgh to get ready for the G-20 Summit in September check out this event.

The Pittsburgh Summit 2009: Behind the Scenes

Co-sponsored by the New Pittsburgh Collaborative, NPC members Leadership Pittsburgh and PUMP and others

Join us for an exciting, informative and “in-the-know” conversation with Bill Flanagan from the Allegheny Conference and Craig Davis of VisitPittsburgh about what Pittsburgh is doing to prepare for the G-20 in September, what we can expect during the conference, and how Pittsburgh can be a great host to the world. This event is open to the whole community, not just NPC members, so bring your friends and find out how you can help Pittsburgh welcome the world.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Pittsburgh Opera Offices, Strip District

Cost: $10 |Free for students with College ID (Please email danielle@lpinc.org to register with a college ID)

Includes hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

RSVP by August 14th, 2009, at www.lpinc.org, click on “Events”

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