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On Tuesday, Steelers WR Hines Ward visited Park Elementary School in Munhall to help "coach" a pedestrian safety clinic and help unveil a Pittsburgh "Safety Town" funded by FedEx, to help keep students safe on their walks to and from school this year. I was invited at the last minute to attend this event, and while the opportunity to get up close and personal with #86 was downright intriguing, the schedule just wouldn't allow it on this day. There's always next time, I suppose.
Fortunately, the organizers sent over some photos of the event, and I would be remiss if I did not share three shots of Hines' trademark contagious grin, as well as one of Hines holding a super-sized $2,500 check for Safe Kids Allegheny County.

It's been a good week for 86: six catches, 76 yards, and 2 TDs on Sunday, not to mention a 74-yard grab that was negated by a highly debatable penalty. You have to admit, everyone's on the Santonio bandwagon, but Hines was looking good. And some nice public service like teaching kids about good safety habits is always a positive in my book.

I sure would've enjoyed a Steeler wide receiver coming to my elementary school to teach a similar lesson, but I think Weegie Thompson was too busy for such an event back in the day (although once we did get a talk from John Banaszak, who I would interview for the grade school paper, I kid you not).

1 comment:

HotDog_Zanzabar said...

Allow me to caption the second photo:

"Dear God, please don't let Hines hit on this eight year old. Your pal, Robin Cole."