After the NFL received nothing but negative publicity during the past few weeks, I decided to focus on the good that the Pittsburgh Steelers and their players are doing for the community.
Previously covered were Alejandro Villanueva donating money earned from jersey sales to the USO and, most recently, players giving their time and money to help give needy kids coats in time for winter.
On Wednesday, the Steelers’ organization decided to do some good by donating $25,000 to the Puerto Rico relief fund set up by their neighboring professional team — the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It is always great to see multiple professional teams in the city of Pittsburgh supporting each other, and this has happened so often that the term ‘Burgh Proud’ has been commonplace among Pirates, Penguins and Steelers fans.
But donating money wasn’t the only help the Steelers gave to the Pirates. Rookie quarterback Joshua Dobbs drove to PNC Park to donate some water to be flown to those in need in Puerto Rico.
If the Steelers are doing good in the community, we plan to cover it in the Steelers Give Back features. Stay tuned for more!