Area athletic programs receive Steelers' grants

The Steelers continued their commitment to youth sports by presenting financial grants to Pittsburgh-area school football and athletic programs for the 2020-21 school year.

To help support the need for on and off the field equipment and supplies, a total of $95,000 in funds will be distributed among seven school programs including Aliquippa High School, Brownsville High School, Fort Cherry High School, Northgate High School, Plum High School, Yough High School and Pittsburgh Public Schools.

"Participation in football and high school sports is an important part of the development of young people, particularly in times like these," said Steelers President Art Rooney II. "That is why we are pleased to partner with the NFL Foundation in making these grants to high school athletic programs".

Aliquippa High School will receive their final year of funding from the Athletic Training Grant, which was established as a three-year program in 2017, to help support the addition of an athletic trainer for all sports at the Beaver County high school. Yough High School will receive funds to renovate the current weight room on campus for athletes and students. Pittsburgh Public Schools will use the funding for NFL Flag Football in middle schools and to support both the Carrick High School and Perry High School football programs. Brownsville High School, Fort Cherry High School, Northgate High School and Plum High School will use the grants to purchase equipment, such as sleds, helmets, shoulder pads and uniforms to assist their needs.