Mike Tomlin said he supports his guys making a positive impact on and off the field especially when it comes to racial injustice. Well, many of the Steeler players have done great for their community and Vince Williams is another Steeler player to contribute to doing good off of the field. Vince Williams has teamed up with The Education Partnership to provide school supplies and laptops to over 1,000 students in the Pittsburgh community. Vince realizes the pandemic has hurt many students who need laptops among other school supplies who are doing virtual schooling so he has decided to help the Southwestern Pennsylvania area who has been impacted by the virus. Over 1/3 of the students do not have adequate supplies to get a good education at home. Vince says he feels America is going through a difficult time right now and he has been put into a situation where he is blessed to help the community. He is thankful for the opportunity to give people what they need.
"I just feel like America is going through a difficult time right now, and I've been so fortunate and blessed in my life that God has put me in a position to reach out and help people, so that's what I want to do, I'm thankful to have the opportunity to reach out and give people what they need. I understand that education is fundamental to being a successful person so that's why this cause is important to me."
The Executive Director of The Education Partnership said this is an extraordinary show of community support for the community. He is thankful for Vince's support and is an excellent role model.
"This is an extraordinary show of community support, and it comes at a critical time for students and education as a whole," said Josh Whiteside, Executive Director of The Education Partnership. "The Education Partnership is so thankful for Vince's support, he truly is an excellent role model for our kids through his generosity, humility, and work ethic on and off the field."