Steelers Players And Coaches Making Big Impact In Their Community

Feel good stories on this lazy Sunday afternoon. As much as we focus on the football, the X’s and O’s, and all that good stuff, we have to remember these are people too. With all the negative stories that gain traction, this year seems especially toxic, it’s important to keep in mind all the positive that’s out there too.

Pair of stories I wanted to share. Earlier in the week, Stephon Tuitt donated a horse to the Allegheny Police department, according to the Post Gazette’s Amanda Zhou. Named Spirit, the horse will eventually be used in the force as the department brings back its mounted unit, cut back in 2003 according to the PPG article.

“I always grew up in the police department, so to be able to do this — it’s huge to have a horse representing the people going out to risk their lives every day,” Tuitt told Zhou.

Tuitt’s mother is a police officer in Georgia. It’s the second horse the department has received with two more hopefully on the way. He is far from the only Steeler to donate to police departments. Ben Roethlisberger has donated to K-9 units all over the area for years as part of his foundation.

Elsewhere, Mike Tomlin took time with his family to hand out turkeys in Homewood, PA. Steelers.com writer Teresa Varley tweeted out these photos.


You’ll also notice ex-Steeler Will Allen, who has been very active in his life’s work, at the event. Last week, several Steelers’ players did the same. Alejandro Villanueva, Chris Hubbard, and Josh Dobbs were some of many who helped out.


Tons of great guys on this Steelers’ roster and a lot of stories go unnoticed. We probably don’t cover it as well as we should but with the Sunday off, and it being a time for giving back, these are stories worthy of attention. And praise.

About the Author

Alex Kozora

Full-time blogger from mom’s basement. Marrying tape and statistics. Chidi Iwuoma is my favorite Steeler of all-time.

  • SteelCity

    Thank you!

  • Doogie

    I know the NFL forces some things the teams must do for PR, but the Steelers seem to do much more than what is mandatory. Current and former players all involved. but maybe Im just crazy.

  • Dan

    This is how people make positive differences in their communities.