Roberto Clemente Day 2023: A Widespread Celebration Honoring "The Great One"
Roberto Clemente Day 2023 commenced with a morning proclamation ceremony at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, where numerous dignitaries, including Senator Devlin Robinson and Pirates President Travis Williams, officially declared September 15th, 2023 as Roberto Clemente Day in Pennsylvania and across Major League Baseball. The event drew a crowd of onlookers who gathered to pay homage to the legendary figure.
The day continued as the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Roberto Clemente Foundation demonstrated their commitment to community service by organizing this annual Roberto Clemente Day of Service, with participation from players, executives, and team employees. This year's event showcased their dedication to serving the Pittsburgh community through various impactful activities at locations throughout the city. This included visits to a local hospital, a food drive, and the assembly of non-perishable item goodie bags for service members overseas.
Dozens of volunteers were on hand to help pack and organize the care packages. They were surprised with a spirited guest appearance by The Pirate Parrot and many members of the Pittsburgh Pirates who also embraced the spirit of service.
|All of the volunteers and players, and even The Pirate Parrot, wrote letters which were included in all of the care packages.|
|The Ghost Players with Victor Rivera and Pittsburgh Pirates Manager Derek Shelton|