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Programs & Events

Special Events

Listed below is an overview of Urban Impact's public events. Need more details? Check out our Calendar of Events page to find out which events are coming up!


Play Ball 4 Kids Events – Each year, UIF hosts three events for PB4K sponsors. Most sponsors represent a small business or corporation and provide large gifts to help run UIF programs. We host a kickoff luncheon ”draft” party to recruit new sponsors in mid-April, a tailgate party and pre-season game in August, and an appreciation dinner in November. To see a listing of our current sponsors, visit


DICK’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon – As a platinum level charity for the marathon, UIF recruits runners and volunteers for race weekend in early May. We have a table at the Expo, serve a pancake breakfast to the community, host a pasta dinner, organize a cheer-a-thon, and have a finish line festival for runners. Click here for marathon FAQs. For more information, visit our Marathon page: 


ManUp Pittsburgh Conference – This annual conference provides the opportunity for 1,400 men to learn how to up their game as a godly man, a father or a role model to fatherless youth. Coach Mike Tomlin and prominent local pastors participate in this conference, which is held on June 4th at Victory Family Church in Cranberry Township. For more information, visit


Football Clinic with the Pittsburgh SteelersEach June, more than 400 kids and their families gather at the football field at Oliver Citywide Academy to learn football drills demonstrated by Pittsburgh Steelers. Community groups also set up tables to promote their services; carnival games are available for small children; and a short presentation is given by UIF’s Founder and President Pastor Ed Glover and some of the Steelers players.


Shakespeare Performance – Each summer, UIF’s “Shakes”students prepare for one classic Shakespeare production at the New Hazlett Theater. Theater students learn Shakespearean English, hone their acting skills, build sets, and design unique costumes.


Light the Night – This December Christmas Program features several performing arts groups and students who tell the story of Christ’s birth and the hope that faith in Jesus Christ brings to humankind.


Connexions Volunteer Training – UIF holds four large-scale volunteer trainings each year (in August, November, January, and April) to educate volunteers on the needs of at-risk kids, how to create safe and loving environments for them to grow, and how to minister to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs.



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