The Pittsburgh Steelers organization, fullback Derek Watt and linebacker Joe Schobert announced a $20,000 donation to the United for Waukesha Community Fund on Thursday.
A joint venture between the Waukesha County Community Foundation, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, the fund will support those impacted by the tragic attack at last month’s Waukesha Christmas parade.
“In light of the recent, tragic event that took place at the Waukesha Christmas Parade, my wife Gabriella and I, along with the Schobert and (former Wisconsin Badger and current Baltimore Raven Kevin) Zeitler families wanted our Waukesha community to know that we see you, we love you, and we are here for you,” Watt told Steelers.com.
“Our hearts broke when we heard the news. We felt the most effective way to help families who were directly impacted by the tragedy was to assist with funeral and medical expensive by donating to the United for Waukesha Community Fund, which was created by Waukesha County Community Foundation, and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. Thank you to the Pittsburgh Steelers for having our backs and matching our donations to this fund.”
The contribution is the latest to the organization’s Social Justice Fund, where the franchise matches player donations toward charitable causes and community efforts.