The Steelers hosted their annual Draft Party for fans at Heinz Field on Saturday, April 27, 2019. During the event, fans had access to a wide range of activities and player interactions. Check it out in this social spotlight.
Among the highlights from the event was an appearance by the team's first three draft selections: Devin Bush, Diontae Johnson and Justin Layne. The guys visited the PNC Champions Club to meet Steelers Nation Unite members and Season Ticket Holders. They then stopped by the display of the six Lombardi Trophies for a photo, before being introduced and running out of the tunnel at Heinz Field for the first time. It was a great opportunity for Steelers Nation to welcome the players, and for the newest players to get their first taste of the passion of this fan base.
Throughout the day, a few special guests announced the team's draft selections live from Heinz Field. In the fourth round, the Steelers welcomed U.S. Navy First Class Charles Sterling Wiggins, a 101-year old veteran of WWII, to announce the team's selection. In the fifth round, Special Olympics Athlete Michael Maker was joined on stage by Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert & Kraig Makohus of Special Olympics of PA to deliver the pick to the crowd at Heinz Field.
Fans who attend the Draft Party enjoy chances to get autographs from and take photos with current and former Steelers players. Among the players posing for photos was TE Vance McDonald, who spent time with fans in the PNC Champions Club on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday was also a memorable event for Steelers Nation Unite member Justin Kane, who won a VIP trip to this year's Draft Party. In addition to roundtrip travel and hotel accommodations, Kane received early access to the event to check out the stadium, as well as an opportunity to meet the team's first three draft selections.
The Draft Party, as always, saw fans from across Steelers Country at Heinz Field to enjoy the day and wrap-up an exciting NFL Draft Weekend. The passion, the energy and the loyalty of Steelers Nation is always on full display and always appreciated.
Steelers fans gathered at Heinz Field to meet current players and alumni for a unique fan experience during the 2019 draft