While this is a major weekend for Pittsburgh with March Madness, it is also a weekend jam packed with some unique sporting events too. Here is a run down of our weekend top picks that we shared on WDVE this am.
- An open pinball tournament hosted by PAPA (Professional and Amateur Pinball Association) which is headquartered here in Pittsburgh
- The tournament runs all weekend March 18-20, 2011
- Free for spectators
- The tournament is held at the PAPA HQ in Carnegie – which is only open to the public for super special events like this
- Saturday, March 19, 2011
- They can play football, but can they play basketball – a group of Steelers who make up the Steelers Basketball squad will be challenging the Hempfield Allstars in a charity game
- benefits Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity and Hempfield Women’s Volleyball Team
- Tickets are $7
- Check out the Post-Gazette’s article with more details on the Steelers Basketball team here.
- On Saturday, March 19, 2011 – the Pittsburgh Celebrity Hockey Team will play the PEMF (Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation) at the RMU Island Sports Center
- Proceeds benefit PEMF
- Tickets are $10 and are available online here
- The Pittsburgh Celebrity Hockey Team includes all 3 Hanson Brothers from the movie Slap Shot (for those of you who are new to Pittsburgh or are not Paul Newman fans – Slap Shot was a movie made in 1977 that was shot in Johnstown, PA and used players from the real hockey team there – the Johnstown Jets. From 1988-2010 – Johnstown, PA had another hockey team – the Johnstown Chiefs – named after the movie).
- Just in case there weren’t enough sports for you on Saturday – March 19 is the 2nd game for the Pittsburgh Power
- Pittsburgh’s arena football team takes on the Iowa Barnstormers at the Consol Arena
- Sunday, March 20, 2011 is the first day of spring
- Free regular Rita’s italian ice for everyone
March 20 – Happy Birthday Mr. Rogers