Friday, February 8, 2013
The Steelers defensive end shaves off his famous facial hair to benefit the cancer program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Check out the surprise celebrity barbers who helped.
“Only in Pittsburgh would this many people turn out to see a guy shave,” he told a cheering crowd of black-and-gold wearing patrons at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale Thursday. Then again, he wasn’t referring to lopping off just any old beard. For the third year in a row, the Steelers’ Brett Keisel, who resides in the Cranberry area, shaved off his fearsome facial hair as part of the “Shear Da Beard” event to benefit the cancer programs at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Chris Gessner, president of Children’s Hospital, said the event has raised close to $100,000 for cancer programs in the last few years. “He’s really become somewhat of a hero,” he said of Keisel. “His beard is kind of a symbol of hope for all these kids who…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The defensive end will shave off his famous facial hair at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille to benefit the cancer program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh UPMC.
While the Steelers’ Brett Keisel is known for his fearsome facial hair, he doesn’t have a problem shaving it off for a good cause. For the third year in a row, the star defensive end, who resides in the Cranberry area, will “Shear Da Beard” at the annual Mountain Man Makeover to benefit the cancer programs at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh UPMC. This year’s event takes place at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale on Thursday, Feb. 7. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the beard shaving takes place at 7 p.m. Pittsburgh legend Donnie Iris and former Poverty Neck Hillbilly Chris Higbee are both scheduled to perform at the event. Keisel also recently hinted on air with the WDVE morning team that attendees just may catch a live rendition of Fear …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
For the second year in a row, the Steelers quarterback hosts a youth football camp at NexTier Stadium.
Ben Roethlisberger took to the football field Monday—but it wasn’t to face down an opposing defensive line. For the second year in a row, the Steelers quarterback is hosting the Highmark Ben Roethlisberger Football ProCamp for boys and girls ages 7 to 14 at Seneca Valley's NexTier Stadium. Leslie Pentecost, sales coordinator for ProCamps Worldwide—the organization that puts together the training sessions—said about 450 youths from around the region—and even from other states—signed up for this year’s event. Among them was 8-year-old Adam Lynch, who traveled from Jacksonville, Fla., to join his cousin, Nicholas Dyer, 8, of Lower Burrell, at the camp. “He is Steelers everything,” said Adam’s aunt. “This is the thrill of a lifetime for him.” …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
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It's Thursday and you’ve got no idea what to do this weekend. There's no need to scramble for ideas. Sewickley Patch has got you covered. We’ve got the best bets for maximizing your fun while giving back a little and educating yourself. Here are five things you can do in the area to make it a weekend to remember. 1. 1941 OSCAR WINNING MOVIES When/Where: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sewickley Public Library Why Go: Spend the afternoon watching "Sergeant York," a film about a boy whose life and beliefs change after he is drafted into the military. Admission: Free. 2. STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER When/Where: Drop-off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and pickup from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Moon Public Library. Why Go: The children are …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end and the National Aviary's penguin join visitors at the Sewickley book store's first Children's Festival to support childhood reading and homeless children.
Young readers and their parents clustered around Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel as he read his favorite children's books to demonstrate the power of reading at the Penguin Bookshop's first Children's Festival. The event also included an appearance from Elvis, a South African penguin from the National Aviary on the North Side, who waddled away with the crowd, and Smiley the Cookie from Eat 'N Park. In addition to games, face painting and prizes provided by the bookshop, kids and their folks also enjoyed ice cream sundaes with all the fixings. courtesy of Sewickley Patch. The festival, which the book store aims to repeat each year, supported the power of reading and the Homeless Children’s Education Fund. The Strip District…
Friday, July 15, 2011
The Penguin Bookshop's daylong festival on Saturday celebrates childhood reading.
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Friday, July 15, 2011
Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive end Brett Keisel and his family will join Sewickley Patch and others at Penguin Bookshop Saturday in support of the Homeless Children's Education Fund and childhood reading. The Penguin Bookshop Children's Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and celebrates summer reading, for, and by children in the greater Pittsburgh community. Keisel is scheduled to arrive at 11 a.m. and plans to read two of his favorite childhood stories in support of HCEF and the power of reading. “We are strong supporters of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund, and we love being a part of the Sewickley community," Keisel said in a statement. "I am excited to read a few of my favorite children’s books to the families participating in…
Thursday, July 14, 2011
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It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Sewickley Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our ideas to explore, and tell us about yours. 1. Advanced Screening of "Harry Potter" When/Where: 6:30 p.m. today, SouthSide Works theater. Why Go: The Laughlin Children’s Center of Sewickley is hosting an exclusive private screening -- the night before the movie officially opens -- at the SouthSide Works theater in Pittsburgh. Proceeds from the event will benefit Laughlin’s programs, which include academic, speech and psychological services for children. Price: Tickets are $50 each or $45 each if four or more are purchased and include admission to the …