Local students have backpacks, school supplies thanks to Steelers’ Cam Heyward

Local students have backpacks, school supplies thanks to Steelers’ Cam Heyward

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward takes questions during the post-game news conference after the Sunday night NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH — Local students have new backpacks and school supplies thanks in part to the Steelers' Cam Heyward.

His foundation paired with Urban Pathways K-thru-5 College Charter School. Organizers said the event was to help give students a feeling of “normalcy” for the school year.

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“Now more than ever before we’re at home and we need all the help we can get, and this is a show of support for our school and the greater Pittsburgh community,” William Wade with the charter school said.

This was the third “Blessings in a Backpack” event to help students.

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