Jeannette Midget team attending Steelers game to present Art Rooney II with framed jersey
It will be a special night for the Jeannette Little Hawks, the youth football team that finished third in the National Championship tournament in Canton, Ohio, last December.
The team is attending Thursday’s Pittsburgh Steelers exhibition game against the Carolina Panthers and will present Steelers owner Art Rooney II a framed jersey and team photo.
Rooney II donated $5,000 to the team last year to help defray the cost of the trip.
Members of the team and coaches will meet with Rooney prior to the game to make the presentation.
“We just want to give something back to help and show our appreciation,” Jeannette Midget program President Dorsey Cox said.
The players also hope to meet Jeannette alumnus Demetrious Cox, a Panthers defensive back, prior to the game.