Youth organization reacts to new Steeler Kenny Pickett


Leaders of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania were thrilled to welcome former University of Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett back to Pittsburgh as a Steeler. Allegheny County and Somerset County, where we have programs, because all of our staff were thrilled to know they would be staying in Pittsburgh,” said Jessi Marsh, vice president of advancement and philanthropy for Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania. . “It was so exciting.” Pickett is a BGCWPA supporter and visited Lawrenceville last summer at Estelle S. Campbell’s clubhouse. He donated 200 “Pickett’s Partners” shirts and interacted with the children there. “He also started selling T-shirts under the name, image, likeness (NIL) rules that changed, so he sold these T-shirts that say ‘Pickett’s Partners’ and the proceeds from those sales of T-shirts go to BGCWPA “Former BGCWPA Corporate and Community Engagement Manager Eileen Stewart said she helped organize the visit.” Even after handing out the shirts and talking a little to the kids, he stayed. He stayed so long just because he wanted to play. He was throwing football in the gym with them and they had so much fun,” Stewart told Action News 4 from Pittsburgh. “They’re going to remember it forever, it was so impactful.” Pickett was once a “club kid” in New Jersey at one of the local boys and girls clubs. The organization strives to prepare children for a bright future, providing opportunities, including exposing children to different career paths. “Expose them to careers in STEM because our region is changing and we have a lot of job opportunities available in STEM fields,” Marsh said. “We want to make sure our workforce of tomorrow is ready for these jobs, so we love introducing kids to new careers they may never have thought of or heard of before.” Pickett said no matter where he ends up, he will continue to give back and help support Boys and Girls Clubs like he did in New Jersey and Pittsburgh.

Western Pennsylvania Boys and Girls Club leaders were thrilled to welcome former University of Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett back to Pittsburgh as a Steeler.

“When they announced he was going to be a Steeler, I think a collective cry went through Allegheny County and Somerset County, where we have programs, because all of our staff were so excited to know that he would stay in Pittsburgh,” said Jessi Marsh, vice president of advancement and philanthropy for Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania. “It was so exciting.”

Pickett is a BGCWPA supporter and visited Lawrenceville last summer at Estelle S. Campbell’s clubhouse. He donated 200 “Pickett’s Partners” shirts and interacted with the children there.

“Last summer, Kenny Pickett and some people he works with contacted the BGCWPA and asked if he could go out and visit the kids,” Marsh said. “He also started selling T-shirts under the name, image, likeness (NIL) rules that changed, so he sold these T-shirts that say ‘Pickett’s Partners’ and the proceeds from those sales of T-shirts goes to the BGCWPA.”

Former BGCWPA business and community engagement manager Eileen Stewart said she helped organize the visit.

“Even after handing out the shirts and talking to the kids a bit, he stayed. He stayed a very long time just because he wanted to play. told Action News 4 from Pittsburgh. “They’re going to remember it forever, it was so impactful.”

Pickett was once a “club kid” in New Jersey at one of the local boys and girls clubs. The organization strives to prepare children for a bright future, providing opportunities, including exposing children to different career paths.

“Expose them to careers in STEM because our region is changing and we have a lot of job opportunities available in STEM fields,” Marsh said. “We want to make sure our workforce of tomorrow is ready for these jobs, so we love introducing kids to new careers they may never have thought of or heard of before.”

Pickett said no matter where he ends up, he will continue to give back and help support Boys and Girls Clubs like he did in New Jersey and Pittsburgh.

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