Friday, September 17, 2010

Record-Setting RADical Free Admission Events Start Sept. 19

This this year's RADical Days features a record 41 free admission events to public sites, entertainment performances and activities. It's the 9th year that the Regional Asset District (RAD) has offered the public free admission to a variety of venues that receive revenues from the RAD sales tax in Allegheny County.
RADical Days 2010 begins Sunday, September 19 and concludes with a first-ever RADical Days 24-hour event October 23-24.
Executive Director David Donahue says he believes there’ll be a record attendance as well….“There’s everything ranging from free admissions at many of the museums, attractions that RAD funds, the opportunity to watch a Penguins’ practice at the new Consol Energy Center, tours of the stadiums…There’s really something for everyone and it’s a long list of assets.” He says there’ll also be entertainment events led by musical and artistic groups.
Donahue says this is RAD’s way of giving back to the community. “It’s all a thank you to the public for their support of these regional assets, both through the RAD tax as well as through their usual admission purchases during the year.”
Donahue says this is a great way to bring in people from outside the Pittsburgh area. “We appreciate the opportunity to market these assets. It’s a great time for people who may not go there normally to get a chance to see them.”
Donahue encourages people to visit assets that they may have never seen before or for years because there have been major changes made… “thanks to, in large part, help from the Regional Asset District.” He says families and community members should take advantage of these free events.

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