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The Avonworth Softball Boosters will hold a "Funny Fund-raiser" to benefit the girls' softball program.

The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, in Smith Center at Sacred Heart Church, and will feature Tom Musial, David Michael and headliner David Kaye.

A $25 donation includes beer, soft drinks, mixers and snacks; BYOB. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for those age 21 and older, with the show at 8:30 p.m.

For tickets, call Marcia Logan at (412)996-7707.


A spaghetti dinner fund-raiser for Bellevue- Avalon Baseball Association will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 4 - 8 p.m. at the Bellevue Knights of Columbus Hall.

The menu includes spaghetti with or without meatballs, garden salad, bread, beverages (tea, coffee, orange drink). Soda extra. Price is adults, $7; children ages 6 - 12, $5; under 6, free.


Northgate and Avonworth players grouped up for a photo to highlight the “Volley for the Cure: 2 Teams, 1 Cause” prior to their volleyball match held at Northgate this past Tuesday.

While the visitors won a three-consecutive-set victory, Avonworth senior outsider Moriah Eck complimented Northgate for hosting the fund-raiser. “It was lots of fun for the people who attended, and it raised money for a very worthwhile cause.”

Such “pink” events not only raise funds, but increase awareness of breast cancer that could prove life-saving in the future.


Dogs who like to swim are invited to the Bellevue Memorial Park pool on Labor Day, Sept. 3, for a special dog swim party from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.

The second annual dog swim party is a fund-raiser for the Bellevue Dog Woods Association, which is building an off-leash dog park in an adjacent area of Memorial Park.

Price per dog is $10 with up to two humans. Additional humans are $2 each. No children under age 12. Older children must be accompanied by an adult.

All dogs must be licensed and vaccinated. Owners must clean up after their dogs.


"Team Tyler's Pasta Bowl," a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser benefitting a 13-year-old Ohio Town-ship resident will take place Saturday, Feb. 18, 4-8 p.m. at the Ross Township Community Center.

Suggested donation is $10 per person, which benefits Tyler Ruff, an Avonworth Middle School student diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth. He is the son of Angel (Cook) Ruff.

Financial donations can be sent to The Tyler Ruff Fund, c/o PNC Bank at Mt. Nebo Pointe, 118 Green Valley Rd., Pittsburgh PA 15237. Make checks payable to "The Tyler Ruff Fund."


Bellevue Elementary PTO will hold a “Minute To Win It” fund-raiser on Thursday, Feb. 23, 6 - 8 p.m. in the school gym, South Howard entrance.

Admission is $3 for those 13 years and older; $1 for those 5-12 years; and free for 4 years and younger.

All proceeds benefit the PTO.


North Hills Community Outreach is holding its annual citrus sale fund-raiser to benefit local families in need.

Select from temple oranges, ruby red grapefruit, tangerines and sampler boxes that include navel oranges, grapefruit and pears. Prices range from $20 to $28.

On-line ordering is available or call (412)487-6316, option 2, x3133 to request an order form. Order deadline is Feb. 8.

Orders can be picked up and paid for March 3 and 4, 1 - 4 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 1965 Ferguson Rd. in Hampton.


Eric Cosmides has good reason to be leading up a team of volunteers who will assemble 800 brown bag lunches for cyclists riding in the Tour de Cure fund-raiser for the American Diabetes Association this weekend in Harmony, PA.

His efforts will serve as his senior project at Avonworth High School, but, more importantly, it will send a personal message of the need to find a cure from someone who has lived with diabetes for more than six years.

"I was diagnosed with Type I juvenile diabetes in May of 2005," Eric, 17, said.


A “Cash Bash” to benefit the Bellevue, Fair-view and Quaill volunteer fire companies will be held at the Ross Township Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 23.

The fund-raiser will be held 7-11 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $20 each, and ticketholders will be eligible for cash drawings held every 15 minutes during the event. The price also includes beverages and dinner. Various other raffles will be held.

Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. To get a ticket, see any firefighter, stop by the Bellevue fire station, or call Chief Glenn Pritchard at (412)589-5406.


The thermometer last Saturday was inching toward 80 as the starting time of 8 a.m. approached, and the humidity almost matched, but the 132 participants in the Bellevue YMCA's eighth annual 5-K Walk/Run fund-raiser didn't seem to notice.

They were there for a good time and to support a good cause: fitness programs sponsored by the Y.


Marian Hall Personal Care Home, located at Mount Assisi Convent, 934 Forest Ave. in Bellevue, will host its annual “Night at the Races” fund-raiser on Saturday, Feb. 2, in the convent gymnasium.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and races begin at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Admission includes beer, wine and soda. Horses are available for $10 each.

A football autographed by Pittsburgh Steelers' safety Troy Polomalu will be raffled, as will a variety of gift baskets.


Northgate's student jazz band will perform at Wildwood Highlands on Friday, Aug. 24.

The concert, which will be a fund-raiser benefitting the Northgate Band Boosters, will begin at 6 p.m.

Wildwood Highlands is located at 2330 Wildwood Rd. in Hampton Township.


A night swim to benefit the Bellevue Elementary sixth grade trip to Washington, D.C. will be held at Bellevue’s Memorial Park swimming pool.

The fund-raiser, open to the public, will be held Sunday, Aug. 10, 7 - 9 p.m. Fee is $3.


The Northgate Quarterback Club will hold a “Night at the Races” on Friday, June 1 at the American Legion, South Home Avenue, Avalon.

The fund-raiser will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight, with dinner at 7:15 p.m. and races at 8 p.m. A D.J. will follow the races.

Cost is $15, which includes dinner, snacks, mixers, beer and wine. Horses and tickets can be purchased from any football player, or Marita at (412)734-8792.


The Bellevue Avalon Baseball Association (BABA) will hold a fund-raiser and early registration on Aug. 30.

The event will be held at the McDonald’s restaurant, Route 65 in Bellevue, 5 - 7 p.m.


North Boros Meals on Wheels will hold a fund-raiser chicken dinner on Saturday, April 9, at the meal site, St. James Lutheran Church, Emsworth.

Dinner will be served from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Take-outs are available. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children.


Murder Las Vegas Style, a mystery dinner theater, will be presented by the Sisters of Divine Providence on Saturday, July 17, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Providence Heights, 9000 Babcock Blvd. in McCandless.


The North Boroughs/ Sewickley Area Meals on Wheels will hold its semi-annual fund-raiser dinner on Saturday April 17, from 4 to 6:30 St. James Lutheran Church, 28 Pittsburgh St., Emsworth.

The dinner will include stuffed chicken breast, potatoes, green beans, roll and dessert. The cost is $8 per dinner; children's portions are available for $4. Take-out dinners also can be purchased.

Anyone with questions can call (412)766-7763.


Mt. Assisi Academy Preschool will hold its annual Tea and Fashion Show fund-raiser on Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Mt. Assisi Social Hall, 934 Forest Ave. at North Balph Avenue, Ross.

Clothing for children of all ages will be modeled by current pre-schoolers.

The event will include lunch, a silent auction, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for chilfdren. For more information, visit www.mtas or call (412)761-0381.


Emsworth resident Richard "R. J." Hufnagel admits that having his head shaved for charity does not entail that much of a sacrifice.

"Really, there isn't that much there," he said, running a hand through some of the thicker areas remaining on sides and back, all of it scheduled for removal this Saturday, March 13, as part of a fund-raiser for childhood cancer research.

"A friend's daughter died of cancer a few years ago and she got people together to do this. That's how I got involved."


Allegheny General Hospital - Suburban Campus representative Kathy Ferri shows some of the extravagant theme baskets that are being raffled off to raise money for charitable efforts in the North Boroughs. The annual fund-raiser features baskets containing items donated by different hospital departments. This year’s baskets will include children’s bicycles, a flat screen TV, a Wii fitness package, among many other items.