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The Art Rooney Award Dinner & Auction

In 1974, The Chief, Art Rooney, Sr., began a tradition of annually honoring individuals–athletes, educators, and business and community leaders – for key contributions to Western Pennsylvania.

Past awardees include sports legends like Arnold Palmer, Terry Bradshaw, Dan Marino, and Joe Paterno, as well as top CEOs like Jim Rohr (PNC); Edgar Speer (U.S. Steel); Tony O’Reilly (Heinz), and Vince Sarni (PPG). Religious and political leaders have been honored too. Dan Onorato, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, and Duquesne University President, John Murray have received awards.

On April 7th, Hines Ward joins this distinguished group. Hines’ courage and passion are well known. Often overlooked is his work on behalf of children here and abroad.

In addition to honoring Hines, this year’s dinner also salutes Joyce Rothermel, CEO of the Pittsburgh Community Foodbank an organization that distributes 24 million pounds of food annually; Rod Doss, longtime publisher of the Pittsburgh Courier; and Pirate infielders Neil Walker and Bill Mazeroski.

Steelers Nation is invited to attend this year’s dinner.  Join in honoring Hines Ward and be part of the Rooney tradition of recognizing achievement. It’s an evening that you will enjoy and remember.

Proceeds of the event benefit the Catholic Youth Association of Pittsburgh which was The Chief’s favorite charity.  Since his passing in 1988, Ambassador Dan Rooney, and Steelers’ team president, Arthur J. Rooney II, have continued their support of CYA and the tradition of annually honoring individuals who make a difference in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. Information about the work of the Catholic Youth Association is available at

The CYA and the Rooney Family thank you for your support.

Please confirm your attendance at: Purchase Tickets Here

Art Rooney Dinner Details:

Westin Convention Center Hotel
1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Date & Time
April 7, 2011
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception w Honorees
7:00 PM Dinner and Presentations

Ticket Details
Individual Tickets: $125.00
Tables of 10 available: $1,250
Purchase by calling: 412-621-3342
Or buy online at: Purchase Tickets Here

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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