In The Pocket

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Saddle Up and Join Us for a SHOWDOWN!
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In The Pocket

A Benefit Supporting Our STEAM Education, Reading and Computer Literacy. 
Join Charlie, Steelers players, and other celebrity guests in some friendly competition!

2019 ITP Tickets

High Roller


  • Receive "one-on-one" time with celebrities and players and a special gift from Charlie!
  • Includes: Two Drink Tickets valid all evening, with unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. Cash Bar also available, food and the opportunity to play ping-pong, pool, or poker with a High Roller Celebrity Player!
  • High Roller Celebrity Players are players in very high demand with excellent performance both on and off the field. Experience an elite competition with one of Pittsburgh's High Roller Celebrity Players.
  • You are guaranteed two (2) games to play and you may be chosen to play additional games.
  • High Roller ticket holders are to arrive promptly at 6:00pm and check in. No admittance prior to 6:00pm.
  • Limited Quantity



  • Includes: Two Drink Tickets valid all evening, with unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. Cash Bar also available, food and the opportunity to play ping-pong, pool, or poker with a local sports star or celebrity. Players chosen at random. 
  • You are guaranteed one (1) game to play and you may be chosen to play additional games.
  • Player ticket holders are to arrive promptly at 6:30pm and check in. No admittance prior to 6:30pm.



  • Includes admission to the event to observe the unique gaming experience.
  • Cash Bar Available
  • Spectator ticket holders are to arrive promptly at 7:00pm and check in. No admittance prior to 7:00pm.
All Ticket Holders Must Be:
  • 21+ to purchase event tickets and to attend.
  • No one under the age of 21 will be permitted.
  • If you purchase High Roller, Player and Spectator Tickets you will be admitted only for the time on each ticket. No early admittance. No exceptions.
  • Ticket upgrades will be sold on the night of the event, if available.
  • Your tickets will be mailed and must be presented upon arrival. Tickets will be mailed after October 24th.
  • All tickets are numbered / barcoded and are matched to the buyer.
  • Tickets will NOT be replaced if lost or stolen. No exceptions.
  • Dress to impress - snappy casual attire.
  • Cash Bar available all night. Credit cards or cash will be accepted.
  • Sports and unique live and silent auction items will be available.
  • Cameras are permitted, but please to not be intrusive to the celebrities and others.
  • Do NOT bring items to be autographed. There will be unique autographed items for purchase at the event.
  • Please check back for updates - details subject to change.
Previous Players/Celebrity Attendees:
Tyson Alualu
Baron Batch
Charlie Batch
Le'Veon Bell
Jordan Berry
Jerome Bettis
Tyrone Carter
Darieth Chisolm
Ryan Clark
Willie Colon
Najeh Davenport
Carey Davis
Dennis Dixon
Joshua Dobbs
Nick Eason
Antwaan Randle El
Trai Essex
James Farrior
Larry Foote
Keyaron Fox
Andre Frazier
William Gay

Robert Golden
Tyler Grisham 

Clark Haggans
Casey Hampton
Franco Harris
Tuff Harris
Arnold Harrison
James Harrison
Tony Hills
Chris Hoke
Santonio Holmes
Brett Keisel
Chris Kemoeatu
Dan Kreider
Clint Kriewaldt
Byron Leftwich
Louis Lipps
Andrew McCutchen
Steve McLendon
Rashard Mendenhall
Heath Miller
Arthur Moats
Mewelde Moore
Ryan Mundy
Alby Oxenreiter
Willie Parker

Troy Polamalu
Maurice Pouncey
Jeff Reed
Allen Rossum
Ben Roethlisberger
Chris Scott
Dan Sepulveda
Dr. Seuss
Kendall Simmons
Aaron Smith
Anthony Smith
Matt Spaeth
Max Starks
Ike Taylor
Lawrence Timmons
Deshea Townsend
Jarame Tuman
Mike Wallace
Hines Ward
Greg Warren
Nate Washington
Sally Wiggin
Cedrick Wilson
LaMarr Woodley


Nova Place
100 S. Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

All attendees must enter through Gate #4. Take your parking ticket upon entering. There is no valet service. Follow the signs to the Nova Place common/lobby area. You must pay at the garage pay station before exiting in your car. ($5.00 flat parking fee). 
Parking tickets cannot be replaced if lost.

Sponsorship and Advertising

You can choose from a variety of sponsorship opportunities or purchase an ad in the official 12th Annual In the Pocket commemorative program.

The commemorative program will feature the evening's auction items, activities and special pages set aside for celebrity autographs! Programs are free to every attendee. CLICK HERE to become a sponsor!

Learn more about available Sponsorship Packages (below) which include a program ad in the benefits package and check out our Commemorative Program Ad Rates.

Auction Donor

With a Live Auction, Silent Auction, 50/50, Raffle Baskets and more, there is something for EVERYONE!

If you or your business would like to donate an item for our auction, please feel free to contact us by email or submit your donation* using the Auction Donor Form

If your restaurant would like to donate a food, dessert or beverage item for our event, please feel free to contact us by email so we can discuss items and quantities.  

We hope you will consider being a part of our team building the youth of Pittsburgh to become the Best of the Batch. Thank you in advance for your generous donation.

In The Pocket Auction Committee


*All items donated become the property of Best of the Batch Foundation and can be used at the discretion of the Auction Committee and Best of the Batch Foundation staff.

A Message from
Charlie & Latasha

Join us as we host our big, 13th Annual In the Pocket fundraiser benefiting our Reading & Computer Literacy and STEAM Programs. The night will be filled with some friendly competition with Steelers players and local celebrities in ping pong, pool, and poker, plus a great auction – and more! We hope to see you In the Pocket!


Thank you for your continued support,


Charlie & Latasha

Contributions to Best of the Batch Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit entity, are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  EIN#34-1900914. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the PA Department of State.  Registration does not imply endorsement.