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Pilot Club sponsors poster contest


February 12, 2008

The Pilot Club of Pittsburgh is sponsoring a poster contest, “Play Safe and Play Smart,” to promote Brain Awareness Week, March 10– 18.

Posters will be judged on March 9. All submitted entries will be displayed at Boscov's Department Store in South Hill's Village Mall on March 9 from 1 – 5 p.m. The contest is for any child 12 and under. Age Categories are under 6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12.

Submit all posters by mail to Terri Hegerle, 211 Charles Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210, before March 7 on 8 ½ x 11 paper and include name, age, address, phone number and school name on back of poster. One prize of Playing Safe and Smart equipment including a helmet will be awarded per age group.

 The Pilot Club of Pittsburgh consists of members from through-out the Pittsburgh area. Ms. Hegerle, president, is a resident of Mount Oliver. Other members are Mount Oliver resident Marge Pajak, treasurer; South Side resident Sherri Lynn Danko, projects; South Side resident Mary Fleisner, director; Cheryl Loesh, secretary, of Allison Park; President Elect Mollieann Gray, a resident of Elizabeth PA; and, Marie McGee, director and operations, of Conneaut Lake, PA.

 Pilot International has developed an educational program called “BrainMinders™.” The first two levels teach early elementary school students to protect their brains by use of bike helmets, seat belts, etc. The program is only a few years old and has received many awards.

 The Pilot Club of Pittsburgh has 50+ years history of service and is part of the Northeast Potomac District of Pilot International.

 Over the years, the Pilot Club of Pittsburgh has contributed in service, goods, and/finances to many charitable organizations. In Keeping with the Pilot International Focus of brain related disorders, they now concentrate our financial efforts on the Emmaus Community (housing for challenged adults) and the Children's Institute (Amazing Kids).

They also promote Pilot's signature project, “BrainMinders, Protecting Your Brain for Life,” participate in health fairs and work with Variety, the Children's Charity.

If you would like to know more information about the Pilot Club of Pittsburgh or the BrainMinders program, contact: Ms. Hegerle at 412-381-4989 or visit Pilot's Website at


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