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June 13, 2015

Pa. minor league team to wear Mister Rogers jerseys

Cardigan sweater uniforms apart of charity night for Altoona Curve

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A shot of the Mister Rogers jerseys that the Altoona Curve will wear during a game in July.

The Altoona Curve will pay homage to Mister Rogers by wearing jerseys inspired by the late television host.

On July 5, the double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates will be donning the uniforms that mimic the cardigan sweaters Fred Rogers was famous for wearing while hosting the long-running children's television show "Mister Rogers Neighborhood."

The jersey's are apart of the team's "A Night in the Neighborhood" promotion, which is being run in conjunction with Penn State Public Broadcasting (WPSU) and The Fred Rogers Company

At the end of the game against the Harrisburg Senators, the jerseys will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go toward WPSU's community engagement efforts.

Appearing that night will be Daniel Tiger of "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood," a show currently airing on PBS Kids that's inspired by "Mister Roger's Neighborhood." A sweater drive will also be held that night, with donated clothing from fans going to the American

Rogers, who passed away in 2003, was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He hosted "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" from 1963-2001, airing out of a studio in Pittsburgh from 1966 until the show's end.