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Chris Archer, Pirates Donate $15,000 in Baseball Gear to Local Kids

The donation benefits the Squirrel Hill Baseball Association.

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Chris Archer is continuing to give back to the community this season. Archer and the Pirates announced a $15,000 donation in baseball equipment to a local children's group.

Archer, who made the donation alongside the Pirates and the charity Good Sports, delivered the bats, gloves, catcher's equipment and more to the Squirrel Hill Baseball Association last week. The pitcher also spent time with the young ballplayers.

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Archer says he has been working with Good Sports for six or seven years, both in Pittsburgh and in Florida, where he previously played for the Tampa Rays.

"It's a great opportunity and it gives the kids a chance to play," Archer said, in a video the Pirates shared on Twitter .

Archer has a long history of giving back to fans and the community. In 2015, Archer was nominated for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, which honors a player "who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field and upholds Clemente's legacy."

In May, Archer shared photos when he met with Colfax Middle School students at the Roberto Clemente Museum in the city's Lawrenceville neighborhood.

Archer meets with local students at the Roberto Clemente Museum in Lawrenceville. @chrisarcher24 on Instagram

"Clemente embodied everything that is great about the game of baseball. To be spoken of in the same breath as him is indescribable," Archer said, when he was nominated for the Award.

You can click here for more information on how you can support Pirates Charities and Good Sports .

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