The city of Pittsburgh, especially those in the Penn Hills area, reveled in Aaron Donald’s Super Bowl title earlier this month, and now Donald is giving back to the team that launched his NFL career.
Donald donated $200,000 to the Pitt Football Championship Fund Tuesday morning as part of Pitt’s Day of Giving, the Pitt Football account announced.
THANK YOU, Aaron Donald 🐐
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) February 22, 2022
Day of Giving, Pitt’s annual day of fundraising for its athletics, among other groups and causes on campus, provides anyone the chance to support Pitt’s student-athletes through donations.
Pitt’s Football Championship Fund, as of 11:45 a.m., already has received support from 60 supporters, including Donald.
“The Pitt Football program has a storied history with nine National Championships, and our program is built through support by donors, like you,” the Pitt Day of Giving website said. “Making a gift to the Pitt Football Championship Fund will directly assist our program with vital facility enhancements, recruiting, team functions, and the success of our student-athletes on the field and in the classroom. We are incredibly grateful for your support. Hail to Pitt!”
Donald was a first round pick out of Pitt in 2014, following an All-American four-year career in Pittsburgh. He racked up 181 tackles (115 solo), 66 tackles for loss, 29.5 sacks, forced six fumbles and defended 10 passes during his career.
Donald’s senior campaign of 59 tackles (43 solo), 28.5 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, four forced fumbles and three passes defended rounded out one of the best defensive efforts in Pitt history — and college football history.
With Pitt coming off a historic season capped by an ACC championship, and Donald defeating fellow Pitt star Tyler Boyd in Super Bowl LVI, it’s been one of the greatest years in Pitt history. And you can donate to Pitt’s Championship Fund here.