**2009 Steelers Fan Blitz Presented by
Saturday April 25*
* Check out the fun from last year
Steelers to collect for Pittsburgh Fallen Heroes Fund**
Watch the Penguins-Flyers Stanley Cup Playoff game on televisions located throughout Heinz Field
during the Steelers Fan Blitz. The Six-Time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers invite fans to help kickoff the 2009 season at the Steelers Fan Blitz, presented by Comcast! This is an annual event for all Steelers fans as an appreciation day for your great fan support. This year's draft day event will be held on Saturday April 25 from 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Heinz Field. Exciting details are listed below:
Tickets are now on sale for your entire day at Heinz Field at $12 for Adults and $5 for children 12 and under at TicketMaster and the Steelers Sideline Stores at:
* Monroeville Mall
* South Hills Village
* Pittsburgh Mills
* Prime Outlets at Grove City
* Heinz Field
Central Blood Bank will hold a Blood Drive in the North Club Lounge during the Steelers Fan Blitz until 7:00 pm. All fans who pre-register to donate blood will receive free admission to this year's event. Fans can pre-register at 412-209-7080 or at Central Blood Bank . All pre-registered donors must enter Heinz Field at the Suite B entrance on Art Rooney Avenue. *
*All six Super Bowl Trophies will be on display to the general public for the first time on the stage in The Coca-Cola Great Hall. The Coca-Cola Great Hall will also feature the Steelers Sideline Store for the best selections of Steelers Super Bowl XLIII merchandise anywhere.
The Steelers will hold Youth Skill Sessions for the first time on the playing field for youth ages 6-14 conducted by current Steelers players and high school players throughout the day. Parents or guardians of the youth must register in the designated tent on the field to participate. Listed below is the current schedule of Youth Skill Sessions: (the players schedules and times are subject to change)
2:00 – Quarterback - Charlie Batch
3:30 – Field Goal Kicking – Jeff Reed
5:00 – Long Snapping – Greg Warren
6:30 – Wide Receivers – Limas Sweed
*All other fans will also be permitted on the playing field to attempt field goals throughout the day. *
Current and former Steelers Player autographs will be held in the Coca-Cola Great Hall, East Club Lounge, West Rotunda and the West Concourse areas from 1:30 pm -- 7:30 pm. Current and former Steelers player autographs will be held in the Coca-Cola Great Hall, East Club Lounge, West Rotunda and the West Concourse areas from 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Players scheduled to appear include Justin Hartwig, Dan Sepulveda, Matt Spaeth, Anthony Madison, Trai Essex, Scott Paxson, Dezmond Sherrod, Stefan Logan, Donovan Woods, Jeremy Parquet, Jordan Reffett, Ryan Powdrell, Brandon Williams, Mike Logan, Mike Merriweather, Mike Wagner, Gerry Mullins, Larry Brown, J.T. Thomas, Randy Grossman, Jon Kolb, Edmund Nelson, Robin Cole, Dwayne Woodruff, Andy Russell and Craig Bingham. Please check here for player updates as we move closer to the event. The players' schedules, locations and times are subject to change. The player's schedules, locations and times are subject to change.
Comcast will have special activities for kids of all ages in the East Club Lounge. We will have the Schneider Downs Pick the Draft Pick Contest and the Schneider Downs Draft Day GM Contest in the East Club Lounge for our "Draft nicks" to participate. WDVE-FM will also be broadcasting live throughout the day.
*Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wofley from Fox 970 will broadcast live from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on stage in the South Plaza. Entertainer Tino Coury will perform on stage at 3:30. *
Register to win great prizes including tickets to Steelers home games all afternoon from the Comcast Prize Tent in the South Plaza. Also, fans can win prizes in the following contests:
- Comcast QB Challenge contest in the South Plaza - winner receives 4 tickets to the 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers regular season opening game on Thursday Sept 10 vs. Tennessee and a $100 Pittsburgh Steelers gift card.
- Schneider Downs Pick the Draft Pick Contest in the East Club Lounge - winner receives four tickets to a 2009 Steelers home game and a $100 Pittsburgh Steelers gift card.
- Schneider Downs Draft Day GM Contest in the East Club Lounge - winner receives four tickets to a 2009 Steelers home game and a $100 Pittsburgh Steelers gift card The American Respiratory Alliance, Central Blood Bank, Pittsburgh Passion and the Pro Football Hall of Fame will have booths in the South Plaza with product information available for all fans. Game Faces will be face painting in the South Plaza to gear up for the new season.
Sign-up for the new 2009 Official Steelers Fan Clubs with a level available for every fan in The Steelers Locker Room. The Locker Room will also feature the opportunity for fans to try on Steelers equipment of a Steelers player as well as Steelers Digest being present with a special subscription offer of $40.
Steely McBeam will be present the entire day to meet and greet Steelers fans.
The Daktronics board will feature Steelers TV, Steelers videos from our exciting 2008 Super Bowl Championship season plus live coverage of the 2009 NFL Draft on the NFL Network and ESPN.