Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Why I will be rooting for the Steelers this weekend...

In all fairness, I would have been anyway, but a Pittsburgian friend of mind told me this story today:

In 1975, The Terrible Towel® was created by the late Steelers broadcaster Myron
Cope to inspire fan involvement in a playoff game against the then-Baltimore
Colts. Thirty-three years later, The Terrible Towel® remains a Steelers
fan essential. And for the past 12 years, the sale of any The Terrible
Towel® product benefits the children and adults with intellectual/developmental
disabilities who are served by Allegheny Valley School. The funds that
Allegheny Valley School receives from The Terrible Towel® are used to cover
costs such as equipment, program expansions and renovations to our facilities.


The Allegheny Valley School is school and community care provider for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

How awesome is that?

6 comments:

Mr Lady said...

You KNOW I'll be waving mine~!

Lyndsey said...

That IS awesome! Go Steelers!

Diane said...

I had no idea and I was raised an hour or so from Pittsburgh. That is great.

Leslie Dillinger said...

Totally with you on voting for the Steelers. Mostly for Caty and Shannon, but this is an awesome reason, too.

caty said...

That's one very important, but one of the many many many reasons to be rooting for 'dem Stillers this weekend. Glad to know so many folks will be out there waving their Terrible Towel!

jaci said...

so rad.
i didn't really watch, but i did see a commercial for a movie called the land of the lost and i thought of you. that's the show you used to watch, right?