Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster visits Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and learns sign language – CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – JuJu Smith-Schuster surprised students at Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.
The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver first met the students at a Dick’s Sporting Goods event a few years ago. He was supposed to visit the school last year but couldn’t because of the pandemic.
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So Smith-Schuster said he wanted to take the time to spend time with the students on Tuesday. They were delighted and waved their terrible towels when he entered.
Smith-Schuster was fortunate to learn different words in sign language, such as how to say attack, defense and its name.
The wide receiver said it was important to support and show love to the community on and off the pitch.
“I hope they take that away by always going back and giving back to the community and to the people,” said Smith-Schuster. “I think it means a lot to go out there and show your face.”
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“I hope he sees that deaf children are children like any other child, and they will be just as excited as any other child to meet someone acclaimed by JuJu,” said the CEO from school, Steve Farmer.
Farmer said it was a wonderful opportunity for everyone, and Smith-Schuster has great energy even when he’s not playing football.
He hopes Smith-Schuster and other athletes will make a trip to school soon. Smith-Schuster said he was excited to return and learn more from the students.
He hopes he can be a role model for them and that one day they will pass it on.
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The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf has been in existence for over 150 years. It also has a strong athletic program that rivals other schools in the area.