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Pitt’s Jeff Capel on Supporting Community during Pandemic



The world we’re living in has changed for everyone due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s impacting everyone in some way, including economically as some businesses have been forced to close and people in the restaurant and retail sector are only able to serve pickup or delivery.

That sort of change drastically impacts the revenue that these businesses, which in turn has a direct impacts on the workers.

We here at Pittsburgh Sports Now want to do everything we can to help in anyway that we can to hopefully get these local businesses some attention and revenue.

We’re offering a free day of social media advertising across our family of platforms. It’s simple, send us your logo and for one day, we’ll advertise it alongside all of our content just like we would do for our paid sponsors.

We’re not asking for anything in return, just hoping to help some of Pittsburgh’s hardest-working people in this tough time.

How it works: any local business that has had its in-person operation shut down, but is still open through delivery, takeout or e-tailing, send us an e-mail to along with your logo or graphic. For one day, that graphic will run alongside all of our social media posts across our family of sites as the honorary sponsor of the day.

Pittsburgh Sports Now had the opportunity to talk with Pitt men’s basketball coach Jeff Capel, who supports what we’re doing and is encouraging residents in Western Pennsylvania to work together as a team during this unprecedented period in our lives.

“It is very important to support local businesses, especially during a time of crisis,” Capel told PSN. “And that is what we are in right now, a time of crisis. These local businesses are our family. We have relationships with them. They are always there for us. They help take care of us. We help each other. During times of crisis, you realize how much you need each other. Right now, we ALL NEED EACH OTHER!“

Like everyone else, Capel and his family are listening to the advice of the medical experts and our government leaders and for the most part are practicing social distancing with his home.

”My family and I are trying to just BE STILL right now. These are scary times. I am grateful that I have this time to be with them.”

”I always try and find the positive in things,” said Capel. “To me, one of the great lessons this is maybe teaching us is to BE STILL. I try to be a man that lives by faith. One of my favorite bible verses is Psalms 46:10. Right now, and am trying to really love these words! I hope others are doing the same.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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