Large Crowd Raises Money As W&J Battles Pittsburgh Steelers

WASHINGTON, Pa. (March 8, 2013) — A record crowd at Washington & Jefferson College’s annual charity game against the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Footballers basketball team Wednesday, March 6, raised more than $5,000.

Proceeds benefit the Washington County Special Olympics, Tim McNerney Scholarship and NFL Play 60.

“The event gives Steelers fans the opportunity to see some of their players in action giving back to the community by helping collect donations for charity,” said Steve Anderson, associate dean of student life at W&J. “This year was particularly special, and we thank the Steelers for joining forces with us to raise the most money we ever have from this game.”

Quarterback Charlie Batch led the Steelers to an 80-64 victory, but Anderson knows it is not the score that is important.

“This game was in memory of Tim. It was for his family and the group of special Olympians who joined us this evening. We will not forget Tim and we can never appreciate enough the skill and courage of these young athletes,” Anderson said.

McNerney, a Knoch High School graduate and senior football player from Butler, Pa., was killed Oct. 4.