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ALLISON PARK, Pa. (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Pirates joined forces with the Hampton Athletic Association for the grand opening of three newly renovated fields at Hampton Community Park on Saturday.

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The association dedicated newly constructed dugouts in memory of beloved coach Skip Palmer as well as two young players who passed away from cancer.

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In 2017, Pirates Charities contributed a matching grant of $25,000 to the project through the Fields for Kids program. The program is one of Pirates Charities’ signature programs and provides financial support to improve youth baseball and/or softball facilities through matching grants. Grant funds may be used for the upgrading of essential field components such as sod, infield playing surfaces, fencing, dugouts and irrigation systems.