Reporting Susan Koeppen
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?
It’s getting down to the wire and if you’re buying for someone who loves sports, it’s time to think outside the box.
Pittsburgh is a sports town and nothing says Merry Christmas quite like the gift of Black and Gold.
If a Terrible Towel won’t cut it, why not swing for the fences and think outside the box?
You might be the toast of town if you get your sports fan a special toaster.
For just $35, you can pick up a top-selling toaster that burns the word Steelers into the bread.
“It is a unique item. It’s something completely different. You don’t see it all the time, and you don’t see it everywhere,” Mark Trojanowski, of Yinzers, said.
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Before you head to the tailgate, you’re going to need tickets to get into the game.
For $100 you get your loved one a ticket for the YMCA Ultimate Sports Raffle. If they win, win it they’ll get two season tickets to the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Pitt men’s basketball for the 2013 season.
Rig Riggins/CEO, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh: “That’s why we call it the ultimate sports raffle because this is the ultimate,” YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh CEO Rig Riggins said.
The odds are pretty good too as only 2,000 raffle tickets are being sold. The winner will be picked on New Year’s Eve.
What’s worse than not having tickets to a game? Not being able to watch your favorite team on TV because you’re out of town.
This next gift is the solution.
Sports lovers will love Slingbox. For $300 dollars, the Slingbox 500 turns your smartphone or tablet into a television. Hook it up to your television at home and watch the hometown team no matter where you are.
Does your sports fan feel the need for speed?
It’s pricey at $450, but you can give the gift of speed at the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
The program is located at 20 different race tracks across the country and allows you to get behind the wheel of a race car and experience the thrill of 600 horsepower.
For just $59, you can ride along as a driver takes laps.
Finally, you can send your sports fan to fantasy camp. For $650, you will head to St. Vincent College to learn from the best at Steelers camp.
The Pirates and Penguins have camps too, but they camps sell out fast.