Memorial Park and St. Marys Community Pool staff are teaming up on Wednesday to celebrate 'Buc Night'. The Pirates will be in the middle of a four-game series in Philadelphia against the Phillies, and Pirates fans are encouraged to come watch the game at the St. Marys Community Pool.
As a special promotion for the event, attendees who are not pool members can make a small donation and have the opportunity to swim prior to the start of the game.
"We're offering people the opportunity to come up and swim and pay $1 at 6 p.m., if they don't have a membership, and swim until the Pirates game starts. Once the Pirates game starts, we'll have a setup underneath the tent (in the concession stand area) and enjoy the game," said Pool Manager Greg Snelick.
The game is scheduled to get under way at 7:05 p.m.
Memorial Park workers Dave Herbstritt and Corey Wendel helped coordinate the event, explaining that they thought a similar event last year at the park was a success. Last year's Pirates night was held under the pavilion at the park and, though it had a decent turnout, was hampered by rainy weather.
Herbstritt explained that the dollar to attend 'Buc night' gets people more than admission to the pool.
"With the dollar, they're going to get a ticket and then the ticket has a thing you can punch off for a hot dog, popcorn, and a drink. So for a dollar they get admission, popcorn, a hot dog, and a drink, and if they come up at 6 p.m. they can swim for that $1 until the game starts," Herbstritt said.