“We’re just lucky to be a part of it”–Cam.
Winter is on the way, and Cam and his teammates want to make sure kids stay toasty warm this winter.
From Teresa Varley, Steelers.com:
A warm fall day is always welcomed in Pittsburgh, but everyone knows what is just around the corner. And as much as everyone hates to think about the cold and snowy days, you have to be ready for them, especially kids.
That’s why Steelers’ players turned out in large numbers on Tuesday night to make sure kids from the Salvation Army in Homewood-Brushton are prepared when winter sets in.
The players took the kids shopping for winter outerwear at Macy’s at Ross Park Mall as a part of the Salvation Army’s Project Bundle-Up, a program started by Patricia Rooney, wife of Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney, and Joe DeNardo, retired WTAE-TV weatherman, 29 years ago.
“Tonight means the children don’t have to wonder if they are going to be warm over the winter months,” said Lt. Jonathan Lewis of the Homewood-Brushton Salvation Army. “Many of the children come from disenfranchised families that don’t have a lot of money. They might have to make the choice between food and a coat. We are making the choice for them, as they will now have a coat and can keep warm in the winter months.
“And for them to shop with the Steelers, the expression on their face is great. They went bananas when we told them they were shopping with the Steelers. To be one-on-one, not just see them on television, but to talk to them and learn about them is an inspiration to the children.”
Read the entire article, and view more photos and a video, HERE.
Learn more about Project Bundle Up.
Today’s news photo of Cam ,lovely wife, Allie and the adorable girl they had the pleasure of shopping with, is courtesy of the Steelers.