Sixth year of KNCO/Kane’s Penny Pitch

PENNY PITCHING HAS BEEN around for ages. Though the coins have changed, the game was played by the Ancient Greeks. Some historians contend this game was part of the first ancient olympics and led to the idea of a Gold Medal. San Francisco is home to one of the most famous penny pitching events, held […]

Penny Pitch: New tradition in a gold-rush town

NOW IN ITS FIFTH YEAR, THE KNCO/KANE’S Penny Pitch is becoming a Grass Valley tradition—like the town’s annual Pasty Toss, honoring its Cornish heritage. This year’s Penny Pitch is on Saturday, June 23. “The ‘pitch’ is an entertaining afternoon for individuals, groups and businesses and for friends and family of all ages,” says Joe Hevia, […]

KNCO/Kane’s annual Penny Pitch on June 18

THE ANNUAL PENNY PITCH AT SAN Francisco’s Washington Square Bar & Grill, or the “Washbag,” has been a famous fundraiser for decades. Now in its 33rd year, the event has moved to MoMo’s restaurant, just across from the Giants’ ballpark. The “pitch,” started in North Beach by late restaurateur Ed Moose, drew big crowds and […]