Current News & Events

08.13.2019

Celebrating Sundae Fundae

Thank you to Lintons Food Service Management for donating tickets to the Pressley Ridge Annual Sundae Fundae on August 11 at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Individuals supported by Merakey, staff members and families experienced the sights and sounds of the zoo while enjoying more than a dozen flavors of Graeter's Ice Cream! Additional activities included face painting, live music, a magician, and character visits. Everyone had a terrific time and an exciting Sundae Fundae!

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Sundae Funday
Sundae Funday
08.13.2019

Tommy Supports his Brother in the NFL

Tommy, a resident of Merakey Allegheny Valley School’s Patricia Hillman Miller Campus in Pittsburgh had a great day on August 9. Along with his family, he attended the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game to watch his older brother, Justin, play in the NFL (as a Buccaneer). Pre-game, Tommy and his parents made their TV debut on the local news!

08.13.2019

Robinson Technology Home Attends Pirates Game

The gentlemen from the Robinson Technology Home at Merakey AVS recently enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA watching the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the St. Louis Cardinals. A big thanks to Tickets for Kids Charities for helping to secure the donated tickets to the game!

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08.13.2019

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Visit

Cassandra, Olivia, and Teresa from Merakey AVS recently visited the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. Their favorite activities were the circuit room, water area and looking around in the gift shop. The ladies are part of the Community Participation Supports group at the Zapp Program Center, which gives them the opportunity to explore the many amazing resources in their community.

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07.25.2019

2019 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

The 37th annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP), presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, concluded on Race Weekend (July 20-21) at Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. Leading up to the weekend was 10-days of events that included car shows, parades, a gala, a party in an airplane hangar, vintage races, and much more.

Several individuals supported by Merakey Allegheny Valley School attended PVGP events as charity ambassadors, participating in the Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala, Historics at Pitt-Race, Passport to Elegance Jet Center Party and Race Weekend Opening Ceremonies Parade. We are grateful to the ambassadors and many employees for representing Merakey AVS at events throughout the 2019 PVGP! Click here to see pictures from the event.

We are also extremely thankful to more than 100 family members, friends and employees who braved the heat and came out to Schenley Park to volunteer to sell PVGP merchandise on Race Weekend. Their efforts, along with those of hundreds of other volunteers, ensures that all the events run smoothly, are enjoyable, and bring great results for the PVGP and its charities. Since its start in 1983, the PVGP has raised more than $5 million for Merakey Allegheny Valley School and the Autism Society of Pittsburgh. For more about the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, visit www.pvgp.org.

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