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Graduate Nominated for Roberto Clemente Award

Mars Area High School graduate (Class of 2013) and Pittsburgh Pirate David Bednar is nominated for the 2022 Roberto Clemente Award.

The annual award recognizes those Major League Baseball (MLB) players, who best represents the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy, and positive contributions, both on and off the field.

Bednar has joined the Pirates community team for a Thanksgiving dinner distribution event. In April 2022, he helped to spearhead a donation of baseball equipment to benefit Mars Area Primary Center’s physical education classes.

In June, Bednar participated in an autograph-signing session to assist in Pirates Charities’ fundraising efforts to support local non-profit organizations. In July, David participated in the Pirates Charities Miracle League Fantasy Camp, hosted in partnership with the Miracle League of Southwestern PA and helped Pirates Charities host 3-year-old Kayden, a local boy who loves baseball and is currently battling leukemia, at PNC Park. Kayden is.

In August, David participated in Pirates Charities’ Pirates Favorite Things Basket Auction. In addition, over the summer, Bednar worked with the Pirates Youth Baseball team to host baseball camps for more than 100 kids in his hometown, with all funds raised benefiting the Mars Area High School baseball teams.

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