Juju Smith-Schuster says goodbye to Pittsburgh with final charity event in the city

PITTSBURGH — Fans had the opportunity to give to charity and say goodbye to JuJu Smith-Schuster during the wide receiver’s “Final Farewell to Pittsburgh Fundraiser.”

The event was held at The Terminal in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. Guests paid $20 for a ticket and received a piece of merchandise, an autograph from the athlete and a photo with him.

The money raised at the fundraiser will be given to four different charities. Smith-Schuster will donate proceeds to Paws Across Pittsburgh Animal Rescue, the Miracle League of the South Hills, Vintage and the Magee-Womens Research Institute.

“Everything moved so fast and I never really had time to say goodbye. This is kind of like my going away, goodbye,” said Smith-Schuster.

In March, Smith-Schuster announced that he would be leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers to play for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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JuJu was drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He scored 26 touchdowns and had 323 total receptions for 3,855 yards as a Steeler.