Pittsburgh Mercy Health System Online Auction opening on Saturday, June 1 !!!!!!

Broadway……PNC Park……..Dance Lessons……..Walnut Grill……….Evgenyi Malkin……Arnold Palmer………..Washington Wild Things………..     Just a few of the names attached to our online auction!  Starting on June 1, 2013, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System will be auctioning a number of fun and unique items to benefit Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh. Bid from Pittsburgh or wherever you may live!  Looking for an unusual graduation or wedding gift for someone and a great bargain for yourself? Then you won’t want to miss the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System Online Auction opening on Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m. and ending Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m. Place your bids on Pittsburgh Pirates Luxury Suite for 15, or Pittsburgh Pirates Lexus Club tickets for the baseball fan in your life, a $100 Pampered Chef gift certificate for the bride, or passes to the Carnegie Science Center to keep the kids busy this summer. Take in a Broadway show-NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, along with a backstage tour!  Relax while watching a Washington Wild Things baseball game or take out-of-town visitors to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. For those who enjoy the greens, place a bid on 18 holes at Glengarry Golf Links located in the beautiful rolling hills of Latrobe, PA or an autographed copy of “Arnold Palmer: Memories, Stories and Memorabilia.”  Or maybe you are a big hockey fan and would like a Evgenyi Malkin autographed picture, or even a Matt Niskanen autographed jersey.   It is easy to register and place your bids, so bid early and often. Know that every bid gets us closer to our goal. To register go to http://biddingforgood.com/pmhsauction. If you have an auction item you would like to donate or any questions, please contact Lorry Perkins at 724.934.3538 or lperkins@mercy.pmhs.org.

Hines Ward is bringing the mirror ball trophy to Pittsburgh

Image by trhnlhi via Flickr

Congratulations to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and his partner Kym Johnson, new champions of Dancing with the Stars, from all of us at Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh and Mercy Behavioral Health.

You set your sights high, worked hard,  and have made us proud.

Note: updated May 25 to add this photo taken after last night’s win and a note of gratitude from Ward to his fans.


Watch our message of good luck to Hines Ward and Kym Johnson taped by Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh students before the Colors of the Rainbow finals on May 21, 2011.

Young Pittsburgh dancing stars’ message to Hines Ward [video]

Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh students appreciate encouragement from their teachers, families, and friends.

So, early this morning before the Colors of the Rainbow team match at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, our 96 finalists took a moment to send their best wishes to someone else on the verge of a big dance contest — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and his “Dancing with the Stars” partner Kym Johnson. Continue reading