the Steelers and RunTellmanRun unite

by admin on October 17, 2009

i left you hanging the other day with news about the starting defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers. so here’s what’s up.

Brett Keisel and his wife, Sarah, will be meeting up with RunTellmanRun at The Hub, a homeless youth outreach center smack dab in the middle of Pittsburgh. Brett “The Diesel” Keisel is pretty much the man. he’s won two Superbowls as part of one of the fiercest defenses in the NFL.

Brett’s no stranger to charity work, which is another reason i already love this guy. he holds a chair position with the Homeless Children’s Education Fund based here in P-burgh.

Brett with his 2006 Superbowl trophy

Brett with his 2006 Superbowl trophy

it’s obvious that Brett is respected and almost revered in this city, so he’s going to be a great help in shining a spotlight on the problem of youth homelessness. and from what i hear, his wife plays just as big a role in their community work.

we’re both going to sign a football, which will be auctioned off to raise money for The Hub (keep an eye for that). and of course, we’re going to meet the residents and learn their stories, and see what they need to succeed in life.

The Hub is a “frontline” type of outreach center. it has street teams that actually find and recruit homeless youth on the street. The Hub gives them a place to sleep, eat and shower, then offers them immediate services like counseling and crisis intervention. aftercare and links to services like permanent housing, jobs or job training, health care and legal services are also arranged.

can’t wait to meet Brett and Sarah and the residents. it’s going to be a fun day.

in other news, the weather has been pretty nasty in Pennsylvania the last 3 days. State College, where we were just last week, got 7″ of snow — their earliest snowfall on record. we haven’t seen any white stuff here in Pittsburgh, but cold wet roads have kept me in this hotel room since Thursday. the good news is that things should clear up tomorrow. might get a half day in, but more likely we’ll get back at it on monday.

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1 Mary C HEENAN "CONNIE" October 20, 2009 at 10:16 am

TELLMAN, I think Lorraine is so right. Why don’t you have Jodi, and your Son, meet you at one of the STOP points along the way. Just afew
times and that would LIFT your HEART and also their HEARTS.

Listen my friend, if you can get someon back at STONE STEPPING to contact SEARS, I bet they would help with their
KITCHEN. You could use my name, SISTER CONSTANCE HEENAN
had suggested them. They have been so good to the program…..
Extreme MAKE OVER with Kyle Peningtin.
Tellman, why not appeal to all NFL teams to ask for a $1.00 donation for the BARE FOOT CHARITY at all their football games.
GO TELLMAN< BARE FEET, just keep those feet checked up.
I certainly love and admire YOU. You are in my daily PRAYERS.
GOD LOVE YOU,
SISTER CONNIE HEENAN

2 Jack October 19, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Tellman,my best customer is in pittsburg!! needless to say there BIG steeler Fans!!!!!!!! Were all behine ya,,( Sorry for the bad typing! and spelling,typ. hunt and peck!LOL!!!) Are you going to have another Good Morning America interview,??they mentioned something last week on the bare foot runner,I didnt catch the whole thing,,Then the ballon Boy took th high spot!!!!!! Jack,,

3 Kevin Smith - Elite Runners & Walkers October 19, 2009 at 11:29 am

Tellman, way to go! Running in the cold and barefoot. Don’t blame you for heading south. See you at our shop tomorrow around 5:30pm after you visit the kids at The Hub. Hope we can help you and your crew get back on track with some new gear. shoes for them, maybe some cool clothing for you.

4 Bob Beckett October 19, 2009 at 8:57 am

Very Awesome you are teaming up with Brett!

How are your feet?

- Bob

5 Jack October 18, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Tellman,,Have ya met Terry Bradshaw????????He a Funny,SOB!!!!!!See if ya can get him back on Imus!!!!! We miss him!!!!!!!!!!!! Your doing a great Job!!!!!! Keep those feet from getting frost bit in the snoow!!!!

Powerpink Your are Funny!!!!,Keep it up!Opps,,Sorrry Lorraine!

6 Jack October 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Tellman,,Have ya met Terry Bradshaw????????He a Funny,SOB!!!!!!See if ya can get him back on Imus!!!!! We miss him!!!!!!!!!!!! Your doing a great Job!!!!!! Keep those feet from getting frost bit in the snoow!!!!

Powerpink Your are Funny!!!!,Keep it up!

7 Trish October 18, 2009 at 7:52 am

What an amazing journey! Glad to see you are teaming up with Brett Keisel….great match!

Can’t wait to read more about it.

8 Trish October 18, 2009 at 7:50 am

Your journey is amazing! Great to hear you are teaming up Brett Keisel this week…great match.

Excited to read more about it.

9 Lorraine C Van Ryckeghem October 17, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Tellman,Your doing Awesome! You need to spend time with your family as well as enjoying the journey across the good Old U.S. of A. Plus meet lots and lots of people on your Awesome journey! Stop and smell the roses! And let those feet heal! Hope I make a difference in your life,as well as the people who read my stuff..Take A Chill Pill Tellman! ha ha! just kidding,Laugh !!!…Powerpink…P.S. I am not a writer,just a person who is having a lot of Fun!…Powerpink

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