From July 24-28, 2002, millions worldwide watched and waited as rescuers worked around the clock to save nine men trapped in the flooded Quecreek mine in Lincoln Township, Somerset County. For 77 hours, rescuers faced set back after set back as they raced to bring all nine miners home alive. Miraculously, in the early morning hours of July 28, the miners were brought safely to the surface, one by one, "9 for 9."
This year, 2022, is the 20 year anniversary of the Miracle Rescue at the Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania! We are planning several special events to celebrate the rescue of 9 coal miners in July of 2002. Among the events planned is a Race Night at Jennerstown Speedway on July 16th, a car cruise on July 17th at Casebeer Church next to the rescue site (See Car Cruise flyer), and events at the rescue site on July 22nd & 23rd. The Pittsburgh Pirates will host Miners' Night at PNC Park on July 24th. That night will feature the rescued miners in their own numbered Pirates jerseys throwing out the first pitch and launching free commemorative t-shirts into the crowd!
Events at the rescue site include live music, children's events, Touch-a-truck and fire and EMS trucks and first responders, an adults' night featuring beverage tasting and purchasing. Be sure to mark your calendar now! Be watching for more details on our Facebook page and at here on our web site.
Several sponsorship opportunities are available for the different events. Be sure to get in early to guarantee you can get your company featured on the shirts and other promotional materials. For more information on sponsorship, contact Bill Arnold at Bill@9for9.org. View sponsorship opportunities.