Steelers RB Najee Harris Makes Surprise Visit, Donation to Pittsburgh Public Schools
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris made a surprise visit to Greenfield Elementary, part of the Pittsburgh Public Schools system, on Thursday.
On his visit, Harris teamed up with Tony the Tiger, mascot of Frosted Flakes cereal, to give a donation to the co-ed flag football team at the school and also Pittsburgh Public School as a part of the Mission Tiger. The Mission Tiger’s goal is helping one million kids get better access to playing sports and improving/adding programs to achieve it. Greenfield elementary received uniforms, flag football equipment and more as a part of the donation.
“Over the past two years, we’ve seen many middle school sports programs cut short, which means kids miss out on the benefits of school sports. That’s why Mission Tiger reaffirmed our commitment to help 1 million kids gain better access to sports and help keep kids in the game,” said Ryan Versfeld, senior brand manager, Kellogg U.S. ready-to-eat cereal segment, in a press statement. “We’re thrilled to be in Pittsburgh today to celebrate reaching this huge goal with our teammate Najee Harrisand deliver another Mission Tiger donation — this time to the kids and coaches at Pittsburgh Public Schools.”
The Mission Tiger will benefit middle schoolers throughout the Pittsburgh Public Schools district, helping more than 38,000 students get uniforms, better playing fields and new training equipment. Harris is just one of many athletes that are a part of Mission Tiger and by doing so, helped to bring money to middle schoolers in Pittsburgh and improve their experience playing sports.
“When Tony the Tiger asked me to join him in making a difference in my hometown of Pittsburgh, I had to jump at the chance to join Mission Tiger and help support middle school sports,” Harris said. “I’ve played football my entire life and it has had such a positive impact on me, both on and off the field. I’m excited to be in Pittsburgh today to deliver this donation and throw a few passes with these young athletes and my pal Tony.”
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