Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thinkin' Pink with Steely McBeam

So my fraternity's Alumnae group (Zeta Tau Alpha, Steel City Chapter) does an annual event at Heinz Field where we distribute pink ribbons before a Steelers home game. This year, the Steelers organization really helped us to promote the event, and put a blurb about us on their game day info email that they send out to the fans as well as hooking us up with the local radio station during their pre-game broadcast to promote the event. Woo hoo! So I made my radio debut on Sunday.

We handed out nearly 6K pink ribbons to fans around the stadium and collected $90 in random donations that will go to our BC awareness programs nation-wide (our primary purpose is simply to hand out ribbons to support for breast cancer education and awareness - people just kept giving us money!) We also got a picture with Steely McBeam. I have reallllly mixed feelings about Steely...Pittsburgh in no way shape or form needs a mascot. Since this is the Steelers 75th season, they ran a content to name the guy. Let's just say that Steely is NOT a popular addition with the vast majority of Steelers fans - myself included. But since he had a pink ribbon on, a photo op couldn't be passed up!

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