The Cameron Heyward House:
Cam and his family established The Cameron Heyward House to inspire & enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to reach their full potential as caring citizens.
Cameron Heyward’s Sacks for Kids:
Cam and his foundation have once again teamed up with Pledge It to help The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania.
From Mr. Heyward:
This season, with the help of my teammates, I’m inviting fans to help kids in Pittsburgh by making a pledge for every sack we record this season.
Make a pledge for every sack the Steelers record during the 2016 season. All proceeds from Cameron Heyward’s “Sacks for Kids” campaign will directly go towards funding sports programs in the Boys and Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania.
When you make a pledge of at least $1 per sack or a flat donation of $35 or more, you will be entered to win a signed helmet. (Minimum donation of $35 for the season to be entered to win the drawing at the end of the season. Winner will be notified by email at the end of the season.)
When you make a pledge of $25 or more or a flat donation of at least $500, you will receive a special invitation for two to Cam Heyward’s Steel & Steaks, where you and a guest will enjoy a tremendous meal with Cam and some of his teammates at Hyde Park Steakhouse on Monday, November 14. Complementary drinks and a special gift will also be provided. (Minimum donation of at least $500 for the season to attend the reception. You will be contacted by email with your invitation to the event.)
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania has been in operation for over 127 years as a staple in the community with a mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Further, our core belief is to provide: a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, hope and opportunity. We currently serve over 7,000 youth each year in our eight branch sites throughout Allegheny County. When schools are out, the Club is in! We operate during after school hours and throughout the summer bringing all young people ages 5-18 programs in Sports, Fitness and Recreation, Education and Career, the Arts, Character and Leadership Development, and Health and Life Skills. We strive every day to ensure every young person who enters our doors has the best opportunity at a Great Future.
This campaign goes beyond football, it’s about giving to those who truly need and deserve our support. Thank you for supporting my cause and all of your support throughout my career!
More in the Community:
Cam and Allie Heyward are also active in their community throughout the season and offseason by hosting and supporting important causes. Cam also attends various events and activities hosted by his teammates or the Steelers which benefit many great causes.
Various events and causes:
Cam is the Steelers Spokesperson for the United Way of Allegheny County.
July 28, 2014:
Steelers spokesperson Cam Heyward took his break between practices training camp for a photo shot for United Way’s Team NFL!
View photos of Cam’s involvement with the United Way of Allegheny County HERE.
United Way Hometown Huddle
Steelers’ rookies took part in the 16th Annual NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle , conducting a PLAY60 clinic for students at Pittsburgh Schiller Middle School
The lesson Steelers’ players were teaching on Tuesday afternoon wasn’t about who was the fastest, or the strongest or most athletic. It was about who was committed to making a difference in their own lives by staying active and focusing on a healthy lifestyle.
Cam Heyward, the Steelers’ United Way spokesman, and the team’s rookies shared that lesson at the 17th Annual NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle. The event was a part of a league-wide day of service with the United Way encouraging kids to play 60 minutes a day.