Big plays will pay off this season

Touchdowns. Field Goals. Sacks.

When they work in the Steelers favor, they are all things that make not just the players, but the fans happy as well.

This year, though, each of those things will make others in the Pittsburgh community happy.

Sammie Coates, Greg Warren and Cameron Heyward will all be giving back based on

Scores for Kids

Coates is introducing his 'Scores for Kids' campaign this year, teaming with Dreambuilders and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and he is looking for Steelers Nation to help out.

Individuals who pledge at least $1 per touchdown, or a flat donation of $40, will be entered to win a signed helmet. Those who pledge $10 or more per touchdown, or a flat donation of $400, will be invited along with a guest to the Sammie Coates' Champions Reception on Nov. 15.

"I am very excited to partner with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to help kids in need," said Coates. "The Food Bank is a great organization that truly makes a difference in the lives of both families and young people, and I am honored to support them and the great work they do. This pledge campaign is a great way for fans to join me in this support. Now, every time we get a touchdown, it helps the Steelers and the people in need in our city."

Giant Eagle is the presenting sponsor for 'Scores for Kids'. Individuals interested in making a pledge can visit Scores for Kids.

Field Goals for Kids

Greg Warren understands. He knows what it's like to see someone you love suffer from the often debilitating effects a brain tumor can have on an individual.

He went down that road, a tough and painful one, in 2013 when his wife Ashley underwent surgery to have a brain tumor removed. There were sleepless nights, lots of prayers, plenty of pain, but even more faith. But in the end, there was a victory, winning the toughest battle they will ever have to fight.

Now they want to give back to those still fighting the battle and that is why they are once again doing, Warren's Warriors: Field Goals for Kids.

"We have a passion to help anyway," said Warren. "We love being able to give back and help those in need. It makes it more special if you have gone through something that you know someone else is going through, and you can give to a charity that helps them."

Warren is donating $150 per Steelers field goal this season to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. And he is looking for Steelers Nation to join his team. Fans can make their pledges, receiving gifts based on pledge level, and all those who donate will be eligible to win four tickets to a Steelers home game this season.

To learn more and to make your pledge, visit Warren's Warriors: Field Goals for Kids.

Sacks for Kids

Steelers fans love it when the defense makes a huge play, especially getting the pressure on and sacking an opposing quarterback.

This year local kids are going to love it even more.

Defensive end Cameron Heyward is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania on a campaign where fans can join Heyward's Sacks for Kids program. Fans can join Heyward in pledging any dollar amount for every sack the Steelers have this year, and all money raised will benefit after school sports programs.

"It's important to me to do this," said Heyward. "It sets up good expectations. Everybody benefits. It's about me producing. It's about our defense producing. I want to have the community behind my back, and this way I can have the community's back as well."

Fans who make a pledge of at least $1 per sack or a flat donation of $35 or more, will be entered to win a Heyward autographed helmet. Fans who make a pledge of $25 per sack or more or a flat donation of at least $500, will receive a special invitation for two to Heyward's Steel & Steaks event on Mon., Nov. 14, where guests will meet Heyward and some of his teammates.

For more on Cam Heyward's Sacks for Kids and The Boys & Girls Club of Western PA, click on Sacks for Kids.

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