The Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base is proudly dubbed “SteelerNation,” but the truth is the fan base isn’t just a nation, it’s global. The Steelers colors can be seen everywhere around the world, whether fans are transplanted there, or they started liking the Steelers somewhere along the line during their trek to six Super Bowls.
Of all the places outside of the United States that have clung to the Steelers, Mexico likely would top the list. The Steelers and Cowboys are ridiculously famous south of the border, and this might be a large reason why those two franchises were part of a group that donated $250,000 towards the Mexico City earthquake relief efforts.
NFL, Cowboys, Patriots, Raiders and Steelers are contributing $250,000 to Mexico City earthquake relief efforts.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 12, 2017
Combined with the Patriots and Raiders, the four franchises’ donation of a million dollars to the area ravished by the earthquake might seem like a drop in the proverbial bucket—but it certainly can’t hurt.
This comes only a week after the Steelers organization donated money to the Puerto Rico relief efforts after the U.S. territory was devastated by a double dose of hurricanes during the past month.
The Steelers Give Back series is a way to highlight some of the good that the NFL, team organizations and players are doing in society. Expect more of this throughout the season and afterwards.