CHESWICK, Pa. — Pittsburgh Steelers teamed up with Austin Air Systems to offer one Pittsburgh-area school an assembly, randomly drawing Acmetonia School in the Allegheny Valley School District as the winner.
Some big names from the field are expected to be in attendance, including Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Levi Wallace.
“I love talking to kids and giving back in any way that I can,” Wallace said. “it’s actually a surprise, so stay tuned, but I know we’re going to have a ton of fun.”
A similar event was held in Buffalo when Austin Air teamed up with Bills players, educating students about the importance of clean air. It’s something experts said has become a topic of conversation in recent years, with Covid-19, the flu, and RSV on the minds of many and emissions and other substances in the air as well.
“Doctors have since coined the term ‘Sick School Syndrome’ because this is impacting not just the students but the teachers. It’s actually stealing IQ points from students,” said Stacy Malesiewski, Austin Air Marketing Director.
Experts said while some things are out of students’ control, there are things they can do to make their health a priority.
“it’s an anti-vaping message, not living a sedentary life with the gaming, get active…” Malesiewski said.
“Hopefully they can learn from my experiences and push forward together,” Wallace said.
The assembly will be held this Friday.
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