Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Fwd: Countdown to Kids of STEEL Fest | New Partnership, Record Breaker Donation, & Fresh Training Plan Inside!

Get ready for the ultimate Kids of STEEL Fest experience! Discover the latest news on our new partnership, a record-breaking donation, and a game-changing training plan. Don't miss out – read on!


Calling all families! MOVE with us at the 2024 Kids of STEEL Fest on April 6, 2024 at the P3R Track & Field, located at the RMU Island Sports Complex (7600 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15225). From 9:00-11:00 AM, free-flowing games and activities centered around movement will be available with each activity being an opportunity for participating children to complete their scorecard and earn prizes at the on-site Kids of STEEL store. 

Participate in the FREE family-friendly activities led by partners such as Chick-fil-A, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Pittsburgh Passion, PFFL, Roaring Lion Martial Arts, YMCA, Clemente Museum and the Kids of STEEL staff. Take pictures with your favorite mascots, snap selfies and pose at the P3R backdrop for a great family photo. Enjoy tasty treats and vendor giveaways from some of your favorite brands such as Eat n' Park, Turner's Tea, Kona Ice, Caliente Pizza and more! Don't miss your opportunity to get the whole family moving in a fun way!

All individuals planning to participate in the event must register and complete a waiver. To save time and reduce lines, pre-registration is encouraged, but on-site registration will also be available. 

Be sure to follow us on social media @KidsofSTEELpgh to stay up to date on who you can expect to see at the event.



Butler High School senior Drew Griffith, etched his name in local and national sports legend - when he broke the U.S. High School 2 mile indoor record at the New Balance Nationals Indoor; clocking in at a stunning 8 minutes and 34.91 seconds. 

His accolades are widely recognized as he was named the Gatorade Pennsylvania Boys Cross Country Player of the Year. With this award, Drew was able to donate $1000 to a non-profit of his choice. Griffith chose to direct his donation to P3R's Kids of STEEL program, reflecting his commitment to supporting youth development initiatives in his community. 

We are honored to be Drew's selection. 

Gatorade Player of the Year Community Grant Background

Gatorade has a longstanding history of serving athlete communities and is continuing to do more to create positive change. In the last decade, youth participation in sports has been on a double-digit decline, largely due to a lack of resources and limited access to athletic programs. To help reverse this trend, Gatorade has launched Gatorade Player of the Year Community Grant, an initiative that empowers athletes to give back to other athletes so they can realize their potential through sports.

Photo by Nate Kuntz of 
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Join Drew in Donating to Kids of STEEL


We are happy to announce our recent partnership with U. S. Steel - us "steels" have to stick together!  One of the fun new announcements with this partnership is the "U. S. Steel Site of the Week!' Every Friday from March 22nd to May 3rd we will announce a new "U. S. Steel Site of the Week". To be eligible for this designation, email Kids of STEEL a group picture of your site. Winners will be recognized on social media as well as on the start-line video screens during the Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon (oops...may have let the cat out of the bag there)! So send in those pics! 

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The Kids of STEEL program is excited to announce a new 6-Week training plan, designed to be a fun and engaging game of exercise. Use this tool to keep moving, or to prepare for the 2024 Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon!   The training regimen begins the week of March 25th, so let's get moving! 

Begin Training


🌸Spring officially kicked off on March 19th, and some of us probably have been hibernating a bit too much during those chilly winter months. Feeling the urge to get back in action? Hooray! Hold on just a moment! Before you "Spring" back into action, don't forget the importance of stretching.  Thankfully, Kids of STEEL has you covered with the perfect quick and effective stretching routine. 
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