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Club receives proclamation for ‘Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Day’ in City of Pittsburgh

By Riverhounds Staff, 03/12/19, 1:45PM EDT

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PITTSBURGH (March 12, 2019) - Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC received a proclamation from the Council of the City of Pittsburgh today at the Pittsburgh City-County Building.

The proclamation is in honor of the team’s 20th anniversary season, and today, March 12, 2019, is “Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

“We are honored to receive this proclamation from the Council of the City of Pittsburgh,” said Kevin Johnston, general manager of Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC and Highmark Stadium. “We are thankful to the City Council for recognizing our club and look forward to the start of another successful season.”

Founded on March 11, 1998, by former owner Paul Heasley, the Hounds began play in 1999. This will mark the team’s 20th anniversary of its inaugural season.

Since then, the club has implemented its Riverhounds Development Academy and has been intertwined in the Pittsburgh community with philanthropic programs, such as Riverhounds Sub In for Gym Class.

The team will begin its 20th anniversary season this weekend, traveling to battle the Tampa Bay Rowdies at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Al Lang Stadium. The Hounds will host their home opener on Saturday, April 13 at Highmark Stadium.