From staff reports
The Renegades of the Rotunda, a Pittsburgh Pirates independent super fan group, will visit Oil City next week to promote a blood drive at the Oil City YMCA. The drive, open to the public, will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.
The blood drive is being promoted by Charles Jetter, an Oil City native. Jetter attended all 16 Pittsburgh Steelers games in 2016 and traveled throughout the country in his custom-painted Steelers recreational vehicle. At each location, he coordinated a community blood drive. That year, Jetter helped collected more than 250 pints of blood. Jetter is also a member of the Pirates-related Renegades of the Rotunda.
The Renegades of the Rotunda originated in 2013 when Pittsburgh resident Chris Miller attended a Pirate game dressed as an authentic pirate. The idea grew and now includes numerous members who organized as the Renegades and stand at the highest point in PNC Park, the left field rotunda, at home games.
In their visit to Oil City, the Renegades plan to march in the OCHS-CHS homecoming parade on Thursday, said Jetter, to promote the blood drive on Friday.