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Community Service Projects Galore on MLK Day

USC Recreation - Monday, January 20, 2020

While many folks had the day off, a group of 100 volunteers made MLK Day a day on! 

The annual MLK Day of Service took place at the Community & Recreation Center. Volunteers took turns performing a variety of community service projects, including the making of cookies for the unsheltered and disadvantaged; snuffle mats and toys for dogs, cats, and bunnies at rescue agencies; blankets for head start programs; T-shirt bags for food pantries; cards for VA Oakland patients and senior citizens; treat bags for VA Oakland patients; and valentines for senior citizens.

A big thank you for everyone involved. It's work and dedication like your's that makes our Pittsburgh community so great! 

Participants Brave Weather During Winter Wellness Dash

USC Recreation - Monday, January 20, 2020
The wintery mix falling from the sky did not detract about two dozen racers from performing exceptionally well during the Winter Wellness Dash.

The annual one-mile race was held on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Community & Recreation Center. Runners of all ages and abilities ran through a very cold rain. A special congratulations to the first place finisher, Heath Piper, who finished the mile in five minutes, 37 seconds.

Race Results

State Representative Presents Check to Upper St. Clair

USC Finance - Tuesday, January 07, 2020
State Rep. Natalie Mihalek, R-Upper St. Clair, presented Mark D. Christie, president of the Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners, with a $150,000 grant during the January Board of Commissioners meeting. The money will be used to connect the Morton outdoor athletic complex to the Boyce Community Gardens with the Perimeter Trail in Boyce Mayview Park. 

Community and Recreation Center Kicks Off Holiday Season

USC Recreation - Saturday, December 07, 2019

On Saturday, the Community & Recreation Center made spirits bright with its annual Holidays at the C&RC event.

Attendees enjoyed live holiday music, crafts, hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa Claus. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas arrived in grand fashion -- on top of an Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department fire truck!

Bado's Pizza Grill was also on hand selling sandwiches, pasta and soup. 

Thank you to all the attendees, performers, volunteers and staff for making the event fun for everyone!

Upper St. Clair to Again Host All-Star Weekend

USC Recreation - Friday, December 06, 2019

The Miracle League of the South Hills, located in Upper St. Clair, has been chosen for the second year in a row to host the 2020 Pirates Charities All-Star Weekend.

In addition, Pirates Charities awarded the Miracle League of the South Hills the “We Believe” Honoree, which is given to the Pirates Charities beneficiary of the year.

"It's an unbelievable honor to receive this award. The Pittsburgh Pirates organization is second to none when it comes to giving back to their community. This award is a reflection of our awesome players, buddies, volunteers, and their families that truly make the Miracle League of the South Hills and amazing place," said Tim Gebhart, Executive Director of the Miracle League of the South Hills. 

"We are humbled and honored to get this award. The Pirates Organization has been so amazing to us since the beginning. Thank you Patty Salerno and your team for being a huge reason why the Miracle League of the South Hills exists in my hometown,” said Sean Casey, co-founder and President of the Miracle League of the South Hills and Upper St. Clair resident.

The 2020 Pirates Charities All-Star Weekend is expected to take place in August.

“The positive impact and joy the Miracle League of the South Hills brings to our community is simply wonderful. We are proud to help the organization again prepare and host the Pirates Charities All-Star Weekend,” said Matthew R. Serakowski, Township Manager of Upper St. Clair.

The Miracle League of the South Hills is located at 1551 Mayview Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241. The League provides children and adults of all abilities the chance to play baseball. For more information, visit https://www.miracleleaguesouthhills.org.

Fall Fun Continues at Annual USC Festival

USC Recreation - Monday, November 04, 2019
Halloween is over, but the fall fun continued on Saturday at Upper St. Clair's annual fall festival -- Bounty at Boyce Mayview Park.

Residents from all over the South Hills gathered to enjoy fall-themed activities. There were hayrides, apple slingshots, s'mores making, corn pit, petting zoo, crafts and much more. Many attendees enjoyed the live entertainment while eating their lunches purchased from the food trucks. 

If you attended this year's Bounty, please click here to take our survey. 

Color Crawl Is Another Success

USC Recreation - Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The Color Crawl: Halloween Edition was another colorful success!

The sun shone brightly on the participants the morning of Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Boyce Mayview Park. Athletes of all ages ran or walked two miles while be doused in vibrant color. Fun was had by all. Thanks to all the participants and organizers! 

Costume Parade at the Community and Recreation Center

USC Recreation - Friday, October 18, 2019
Thank you to all the organizers and participants of the Costume Parade! It was held on Friday morning, October 18, 2019 at the Community & Recreation Center. The annual event was again a big hit with the community! 

New Health Coaching Services Available in Upper St. Clair

USC Recreation - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Fitness team at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park (C&RC) is offering a new service this fall 2019 – health coaching!

Whether your goal is to lose weight, increase energy, or improve on nutrition, a health coach at the C&RC will take time to listen to your concerns and guide you toward reaching your goals.

“We will provide support and inspiration to make positive and lasting changes to your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. No matter what condition or ailments you may have, a health coach can help you achieve a thriving life,” said Maura Trombetta, fitness coordinator.

In addition, working with a Health Coach will help you learn how to develop self-efficacy and resilience to gain strength and knowledge on personal setbacks.

Health coaching differs from personal training. Rather than designing a safe, effective fitness program, a health coach focuses on helping clients with behavior change, increasing activity, developing healthy eating practices, and lifestyle behaviors. If your health coach determines a need for personal training a 10% off discount will apply to the New Client Special only.

Health coaching services include:
-Readiness for lifestyle change assessment
-Weekly meetings and daily check-ins
-Managing obstacles to change and how to overcome them
-Goal setting
-Nutrition and exercise log review

Not sure if you are ready to commit? Meet with a health coach for a complimentary readiness assessment. It takes just 30 minutes. Contact:

Maura Trombetta, BS, ACSM EP-C, Fitness Coordinator
412-221-1099 est. 623

Community and Recreation Center Hosts MLK Day of Service

USC Recreation - Monday, January 21, 2019
It was a heartwarming experience on a frigid Martin Luther King Day for more than 70 students. Volunteers gathered at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park to perform a variety of service projects. Coast Guard veteran Carly Beer helped kids make care packages and valentines for veterans at the VA Hospital. "These cards are very, very special to the veterans. It reminds them of their own kids and grandkids when they were little," said Ms. Beer. "I've gone to patients' rooms and they still have their valentines on display from last year. That's how much it means to them." Upper St. Clair resident Regina Zelik led a project to make blankets and pillowcases for Clairton Head Start, Family Services program, Ms. Cheryl's Daycare, Ms. Georgia Ford's Daycare and Little People Family Daycare Center. "They will just love them," said Ms. Zelik. The Pie Place owner Jessica Gombar managed a project to make 600 cookies for Pittsburgh homeless shelters. The students also made snuffle mats, dog toys and cat toys for Senior Pet and Animal Rescue (SPARR). Volunteers from the University of Pittsburgh, along with other older students from the area, helped all the service projects run smoothly. The children volunteers also had some time off enjoying cooperative games in the gym and some swim time in the indoor pool. Community Programs Coordinator Lynn Walcoff and other Community & Recreation Center employees organize the MLK Day of Service in Upper St. Clair each year. Thank you to the organizers and all of the volunteers! Your work for our community is sincerely appreciated.

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