PITTSBURGH — The Northside Steelers football players found out that $10,000 worth of equipment had been stolen from their storage unit during their end of season banquet on Saturday.
The head of fundraising for the team, Dmir Curington, told Channel 11 that the team worked hard to fundraise for new helmets and now, they are left without them as those helmets were stolen last week.
“I was sad, but I know we will come up from it,” Tyjere Caldwell, a running back, told 11 News.
Caldwell was one of many football players who helped to raise the $10,000 needed for new helmets, the same new helmets that were stolen from the teams storage locker.
“It’s a very unfortunate happening, but right now we’re celebrating our youth, to tell them we’re going to press forward,” said Audie Chapman, the executive director of the athletic association.
“We’re gonna push forward,” Curington said. “We don’t want the kids to worry or stress about something that can be taken care of, we have a strong community. It’s the north side.”
11 News spoke with several kids, who said they’re ready to work hard to make sure they have the equipment they need to start the next season, which starts in less than five months.
The team is currently taking donations and planning fundraisers for the upcoming year so the football players can have their equipment for next season.
To donate, you can write a check to:
Northside Youth Athletic Association
P.O. Box 100268
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
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