Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Michael McKenry will visit with fifth grade students at St. Sylvester School on Tuesday, May 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. as part of the Pirates and Trib Total Media “Take the Fort to School” promotion. “The Fort,” as McKenry is affectionately called by Pirates fans, will meet with the winner of the promotion, 10-year-old Bailey Golvash in the morning event.
During his visit to St. Sylvester, McKenry will take a tour of the school with Golvash and participate in a meet-and-greet with her family and classmates. He will also take time to visit with her fifth grade class, deliver some Pirates items and discuss with them the importance of education.
The “Take The Fort To School” promotion took place from Sunday, March 31 thru Monday, May 6, 2013 online at pirates.com. Parents in the greater Pittsburgh area had the opportunity to enter for a chance to have McKenry visit their child’s school this school year. Golvash was chosen randomly from the more than 3,000 entries as the lucky winner of the unique 2013 contest.