PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Array alien Thursday its first-ever official array T-shirt.
In apprehension of Pittsburgh's St. Patrick's Day Array in a few weeks, the Array Board appear the characteristic blooming shirts absolute in white and orange as they came off the presses at All Pro Embroidery.
For abounding years, parade-goers accept asked the board for an official shirt, and this year, the board has responded by introducing a architecture for the 2013 array that is abiding to be a collectible for years to come.
This year's shirt architecture pays accolade to the 23,000 array participants and the hundreds of bags of assemblage who band the streets of burghal Pittsburgh anniversary year to bless the region's Irish heritage.
The official array T-shirt is accessible at retailers and T-shirt vendors throughout the burghal in the weeks arch up to the nation's second-largest St. Patrick's Day parade.
Some of these locations include: Mike Feinberg, Yinzers, and the Black and Gold abundance in the Strip District; Hometown Sports at Station Square; Definitely You in Brentwood's Towne Square; S&S Candy & Tobacco on the South Side; and the allowance boutique at North Side's Allegheny General Hospital.
A allocation of the shirt's gain will go to the Irish Society for Education & Charity, Inc., the nonprofit ancestor of the Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Array Committee.
Each year, the array draws 23,000 participants, 200 boot units, including 18 boot bands, floats and abounding added groups apery several Irish ancestry and added indigenous ancestry organizations.
In 2012, the Array drew over 350,000 assemblage on a warm, brilliant day.