What is Positive Athlete Pittsburgh?
Positive Athlete Pittsburgh, led by former Steelers great Hines Ward, is a movement by high-character athletes in Western Pennsylvania to promote the benefits of “positivity” to young athletes. These athletes believe it is crucial to begin shaping the futures of young athletes for life skills beyond athletic competition. Over $50,000 in college scholarships have been awarded thru this movement which generates over 1,000 nominees each year. We honor high school student-athletes from all over Western Pennsylvania who have overcome difficult circumstances, have given back to their schools and communities in significant ways, or just a an infectious positive attitude to brightens everyone’s day. Positive Athlete Pittsburgh and our Positive Athlet/indexe Pittsburgh e-magazine are designed to tell positive stories about the kind of role models our young athletes should aspire to be.
Seven Definitions of a Positive Athlete:
The Positive Athlete brand was created to remind all athletes that it’s “cool to be positive.” It also creates opportunities for local companies to participate in the movement.