Pitt's football team takes freshmen players to the Mel Blount Youth Home every year before the season starts. The Panthers have been participating for the past decade. While there, the players interact with the kids and have them doing football-related activities.
This year was no different and the Panthers made their usual trek this week. The Post-Gazette has a good recap of the day as well as some interview material from incoming running back Todd Sibley and quarterback Kenny Pickett. The Trib also has a recap of the day.
It's easy to see why the school remains involved. Overall, it's a great way for the program to not only give back but also to get the freshmen introduced to community work early in their careers.
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