Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

909 Mt. Royal Blvd., Suite 102 • Pittsburgh, PA 15223

(t) (412) 487-7644 • (f) (412) 487-7655

Contact:                      Laurie Lacher, Executive Director,                (412) 487-7644 (office)

                                    Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Assoc. (412) 877-6228 (cell)


October 11, 2018………………………………………………………… For immediate release



The Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (WPTLA) will host its 18th annual President’s Challenge 5K Run/Walk/Wheel benefitting the Pittsburgh Steelwheelers.

The President’s Challenge is a charity 5K event benefitting the Pittsburgh Steelwheelers, an organization which provides programs for physically challenged athletes from Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia who desire to participate in competitive sports such as Quad Rugby, Wheelchair Basketball and Hand Cycling.

“The President’s Challenge has been the lifeblood of the Steelwheelers for the past 17 years. Without the support of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Steelwheelers would probably be a distant memory.  The WPTLA, through the President’s Challenge, has continued to allow the Steelwheelers to positively affect the lives of people with disabilities in so many ways,” said Bob Eyler, a spokesperson for the Steelwheelers. WPTLA has raised over $400,000 for the Pittsburgh Steelwheelers since 2000.

The President’s Challenge is a family friendly event professionally timed by Miles of Smiles. The race will be held Oct. 20 at the boathouse in North Park. Over $1,000 in raffle prizes are available, including a signed Ryan Shazier Pittsburgh Steelers jersey, Pittsburgh Penguins tickets, Pittsburgh Steelers tickets, and an overnight stay at a downtown Pittsburgh hotel plus breakfast.

WPTLA is a professional association of trial lawyers that exists to preserve the right to trial by jury for all citizens.

More information regarding WPTLA and the President’s Challenge can be found at