Sunday, October 21, 2012
Former Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis attracted a large crowd at the new Dick's Sporting Good store.
Hundreds of fans wearing their black and gold best were on hand as "The Bus" rolled into town Saturday afternoon. Former Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis signed autographs at the new Dick's Sporting Goods store at South Hills Village. Some fans camped out in front of the store overnight to ensure an autograph wristband. Rick DeBenedetto, a self-proclaimed "big Bettis fan," said he showed up at the store at about 5 a.m. after driving into town on Friday from Rochester, NY. "I just always liked the way he played," he said. Heather Yee, of Dormont, brought her son and nephew to meet Bettis. Dick's employees allowed them to stand in the front of the line because her son, Brandon, lives with autism. "Things are very challenging for him, so this…
Monday, December 19, 2011
Former Pittsburgh Steelers runningback Jerome Bettis met with fans at two area Panera Bread locations on Saturday in an effort to create awareness and raise money for his foundation, The Bus Stops Here.
To millions around the world, Jerome Bettis is known as "The Bus," the powerful retired Pittsburgh Steelers runningback. He's also a role model. On Saturday, hundreds of children—all with stars in their eyes—visited with Bettis, their hero, as he read Dr. Seuss' book, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." "That was one of my favorites when I was a kid," Bettis told Plum-Oakmont Patch. "Whenever I have a chance to read to kids, I read that book because it reminds me of when I was a kid." Panera Bread partnered with Bettis and The Bus Stops Here Foundation to help Pittsburgh’s underprivileged youth. Bettis visited the Penn Center Panera Café in Wilkins and the Waterfront Panera Café in Homestead for a free storytime and a meet-and-greet. Panera …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Panera Bread will partner with Jerome Bettis and The Bus Stops Here Foundation for a storytime & meet-and-greet at the Penn Center and Waterfront locations.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Panera Bread is partnering with Jerome Bettis and The Bus Stops Here Foundation this holiday season to help Pittsburgh’s underprivileged youth. On Saturday, join Jerome Bettis at the Penn Center Panera Café or at the Waterfront Panera Café for a free storytime and a meet-and-greet. Panera will donate $5 to The Bus Stops Here Foundation in the names of those who attend. "The Bus Stops Here Foundation is excited to partner with Panera Bread," Bettis said in a press release. "(The day) can be enjoyed by people of all ages to get them in the spirit of the holiday, while helping Panera support The Bus Stops Here Foundation and underprivileged kids this holiday season.” Bettis will visit the Penn Center Panera Bread Café—3432 William Penn …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
A roundup of the region's top local stories for Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Here are the week's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Car Fire Spreads to House in Upper St. Clair Bridgeville Pastor Leads Opening Prayer for Congress at U.S. Capitol WATCH: Jerome Bettis Honors Baldwin's Brown as Player of the Year Dormont Family Gets ‘One Shot’ to See House on the Big Screen A Simple Question Turns into a Merry Christmas for Local Kids