Pirates partner with Ainsworth Pet Nutrition to launch #NutrishFureverHome sweepstakes

Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® and the Pirates team up to promote animal rescue and adoption

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today a partnership with Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, manufacturer of the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® line of super premium pet food and treats, on a digital sweepstakes to recognize shelter pets and their adoptive parents.

Pirates fans can enter the "Nutrish Furever Home" sweepstakes by posting a current photo of their shelter pet to Instagram using the hashtag #NutrishFureverHome. Winners will receive complimentary tickets to Pittsburgh Pirates Pup Nights games, as well as free Rachael Ray Nutrish products. The sweepstakes will run from now thru April 5, 2017.

As the presenting partner of Pittsburgh Pirates Pup Nights, Rachael Ray Nutrish will host 13 of the events throughout the 2017 season at PNC Park. These events will include a takeover of the petfriendly Miller Light Rooftop in left field, featuring free Nutrish treats, product samples, as well as fun games and prizes for two- and four -legged Pirates fans alike. The brand will also host a pregame block party before each Pup Night game on Federal Street outside the ball park.

"At Nutrish, we believe that every pet deserves to find their "Furever" home," said Steve Joyce, Vice President of Marketing for Ainsworth Pet Nutrition. "And as a local western Pennsylvania company, we couldn't be more thrilled to partner with the Pittsburgh Pirates to promote pet recuse and adoption right here in our own back yard."

"We are excited to be partnering with Ainsworth Nutrition and the 'Nutrish Furever Home' project," said Drew Cloud, Pirates Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "As a child that grew up with an adopted pet and a mother that was very active with Animal Friends here in Pittsburgh, I have seen the impact a program like this can have, so we are excited to support such a valuable project."

Each week, five sweepstake winners will receive two complimentary tickets to a Pittsburgh Pirates Pup Nights game, and five free bags of Rachael Ray Nutrish Treats for dogs. One grand prize winner will receive tickets to all 13 Pup Nights and a free year supply of Nutrish pet food. For more information on Rachael Ray Nutrish, visit Nutrish.com.