Over the past 30 years, the Lemieux Foundation has had the opportunity to work with some incredible organizations who have graciously offered their own business to help raise funds for the Mario Lemieux Foundation. From gyms hosting fitness events to breweries selling specially created beers, the amount and variety of Pittsburgh partners who have voluntarily stepped up to support our mission is astounding.
Today we are spotlighting one of those partners, Steel City. Brandon and Carly started Steel City in their garage with little money and a screen printing kit they found on eBay. Through late nights and early mornings, they taught themselves how to run a business, and their long hours and work have certainly paid off. Now with two successful stores, Steel City is a staple in the Pittsburgh community, selling some of the best Pittsburgh-centric gear that celebrates our sports teams, history and community.
Steel City first partnered with the Mario Lemieux Foundation in 2019 with their Pittsburgh is Stronger Than Cancer t-shirts, a campaign driven by the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer month, and one that we hope to keep for years to come. A portion of proceeds sold from the shirts are donated to the Lemieux Foundation. In January 2023, Steel City furthered their relationship with us with a new Mario Lemieux collection featuring hoodies, sweatshirts, t-shirts and even socks. The collection is available in both stores and online, and 10% of all sales benefit the Lemieux Foundation.
Steel City not only produces high quality and unique Pittsburgh products, but they care about our community in a big way. We are incredibly grateful to have them as a partner and a true friend of the Lemieux Foundation!