Steelers dominate on the court
By Tyler Kimmel
Published: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 7:54 p.m.
Antonio Brown scored for the Pittsburgh Steelers again. This time, however, it was on the hardwood instead of the gridiron.
The Pittsburgh Steelers went to the Convocation Center at California University of Pennsylvania on May 2 to take on the CalU All-Stars. The Cal U squad was made up of players and faculty and was coached by Cal's Interim President Geraldine M. Jones, while her husband Jeff coached the Steelers.
The Pro Bowl receiver Brown was joined by Robert Golden, Ross Ventrone, Chris Carter, Mortty Ivy, Kelvin Beachum and Alameda Ta'amu for the Steelers. The proceeds from the game went to the Jeanie Carter Scholarship Fund.
“It was a great opportunity to support the scholarship program and help others have a great college career,” CalU senior Gloria Stone said. “Also, as a Steelers fan, it's always great to see your team helping out the community in some sort of way.”
Golden threw down a couple of dunks, but it was Brown who stole the show. He shot early and often, earning the nickname “Downtown Antonio Brown” from the announcers. The lefty shot three after three, but his poor shooting percentage didn't take away from the show.
“I enjoyed the game all around,” Stone said. “It was an entertaining event from the game, to the players, and even the coaching staff.”
The Steelers topped the CalU All-Stars, 86-59. The whole team signed autographs at halftime, even Brown's son, Antonio Brown Jr.
The fans got to interact with the players while raising money for a good cause in the process. Although the scoreboard was one-sided, it was a win-win for everyone.
“I had never been to a Steelers basketball game before, but after this one I would go to any basketball game because it was entertaining and for a good cause,” Stone said.
Tyler Kimmel is a freelance writer.
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