We're starting to run out of football metaphors for the big post Labor Day kickoff of the political season, so luckily Luke Ravenstahl has intervened and scheduled a news conference Friday with the Steelers. It's related to a NFL/United Way effort to issue grants for athletic equipment to schools in 34 cities.
After the jump, the press release is in its entirety:
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will join Steelers President Art Rooney II, Heinz History Center President and CEO Andy Masich and United Way President Bob Nelkin at a press conference to promote Back to Football Week. The press conference will also mark the official opening of a week-long display of the Steelers' six Super Bowl trophies at the History Center (Sept. 8 – 15).
Mayor Ravenstahl will encourage local businesses and schools to encourage employees and students to wear Steelers colors on Friday, Sept. 10, which the mayor will designate as Back to Football Friday, to celebrate the kickoff of the 2010 NFL season.
Back to Football is the National Football League's theme to promote the kickoff of the NFL season. Back to Football Friday is a national celebration of NFL team pride on the casual Friday leading into Kickoff Weekend.
WHO: Pittsburgh Mayor, Luke Ravenstahl
Steelers President, Art Rooney II
Heinz History Center President and Chief Executive Officer, Andy Masich
United Way President, Bob Nelkin
WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, September 8 at 1 p.m.
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222