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Pay it Forward: Diehard football fans get together to support community every game

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Pay it Forward: Diehard football fans get together to support community every game (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) Club 90 in Sandy looks like a sea of black and gold on Sundays when the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing.

"We support our Steelers every day. It's not just a Sunday thing," said Mike Richards, a diehard Steelers fan.

Richards and his buddies gather at the club to support their team and their community with something they call a "sack jar."

Whenever the Steelers sack the opposing team's quarterback, they fill the "sack jar" with money, which goes to the kids at Shriners Hospital in Salt Lake City.

"So far I think they've raised over $13,000 for Shriners Hospitals," said Nevah Stevenson, a representative from the hospital.

The group of fans has been doing this for around 18 years, and has no plans to slow down.

"We're hard working people, that are blue collar people, who come from all walks of life," Richards said. "We find it in our hearts to give back."

And the patients at the hospital are grateful for ever penny donated by the big-hearted fans.

"I wish that the people here in the club today could see the kind of gratitude that our patients and families feel." remarked Stevenson.

Mountain America Credit Union added $500 to the money already raised by the Steelers fans.

The people at Club 90 also pitched in some cash, so the group was able to give over $3,000 to Shriners Hospital this year.


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