Urban Impact Clinic

PITTSBURGH – June 2, 2009 – Members of the Pittsburgh Steelers will team up with Urban Impact Foundation of the North Side to provide an evening football clinic for area youth on Tuesday, June 2, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Although one of the main purposes of the clinic is to allow youth to interact with the Steelers, the clinic also connects youth and their families to services that are available to them through North Side organizations. In the past, there have been close to 20 community organizations present with displays, games or giveaways and representatives so families can get the information they need. 
The North Side's Oliver High School will host the clinic with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. University of Pittsburgh Panther football players will be on the field helping with games and contests as the participants register. The Steelers will arrive at 6:30 p.m. for the clinic, and then at 7:30 p.m., there will be a short program with player introductions and prize giveaways. Food will be available for purchase at minimal cost.
The clinic is a part of Urban Impact's "Play Ball for Kids" partnership which works with professional athletes to help raise money through relationships with corporate and family sponsors. "These players actually care about these kids," Urban Impact president and founder Rev. Dr. Edward Glover said.
Last year, despite a late afternoon thunderstorm which sent the clinic indoors, 400 kids still showed up. Volunteers, corporate sponsors and staff teamed up with the Steelers, including Heath Miller, LaMarr Woodley, Aaron Smith, James Farrior and Daniel Sepulveda. Steely McBeam was also present to greet the kids. 
For additional information on the clinic, please contact Cindy Dell at 412-877-5640 or cindy.dell@urbanimpactpittsburgh.org . More information about the Play Ball for Kids program can be found at www.playballforkids.org
About Urban Impact Foundation: Urban Impact was created in 1995 to foster Christian community development on Pittsburgh's North Side. The focus is to help at-risk youth, children, and their families to grow academically, spiritually, physically, and socially.

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