Last Tuesday, Sakiya and Xavier, both ninth graders at Nazareth Prep and recipients of the Art Rooney Memorial Scholarship, presented a painting to Ryan Shazier, the 2018 Ed Block Courage Award recipient. The painting was a collaborative piece created by Nazareth Prep students and their Art Teacher, Amy Dimichele. The annual Courage House Luncheon is a fundraiser held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the support of Art and Greta Rooney. Shazier was selected by his teammates for the award that was given during the 26th annual Courage House Luncheon at Heinz Field.
During his remarks, Mr. Shazier said, “Less than one percent of people make the NFL, less than one percent of people make the Pro Bowl, less than one percent of people make All-Pro, and I was so grateful to make all these things, so when I got the opportunity and only 20 percent of people walk, I was like, ‘Hey, you don’t know who you’re talking to.'”
The Steelers and Holy Family Institute co-sponsor the event, with proceeds from the event benefiting Nazareth Prep.