In our city, you do not need to ask who Art Rooney is. He is Pittsburgh. He spent time in the steel mills and grew up on the North Side. He was religious but also a gambler. In fact, at one point he won $380,000 at the horse track, and this may have saved our beloved Steelers during some tough seasons. Rooney was a founding owner of the Steelers in the NFL from 1933 until his death in 1988. He was “The Chief”.
The movie “The Chief” is based off of the life of Rooney. It stars a Pittsburgh based cast and crew including:
So, you missed the play, but you still want to see the life of Rooney? You can purchase a DVD or download off of the official website here. However, the deal gets much sweeter than that. “The Chief” is entering anyone that makes a purchase before February 28th into a drawing for a trip for 2 on the Steelers Cruise.
The Chief wanted to give something to our fellow Steelers’ fans, but they also wanted to give back to our community. This is why they selected three local charities to donate 20% of all proceeds to.
Charities and missions
Applications are available for the City’s Spring 2014 Love Your Block grant award program. The block revitalization program gives organizations $2,000 to purchase supplies and equipment necessary for a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers. Applications will be available until Friday, Feb. 28 and project implementation will begin April 15.
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