Steelwheelers, Inc. is a non-profit organization [501(C)(3)] providing opportunities for physically challenged athletes from Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia who desire to participate in competitive sports. It provides an opportunity for persons with disabilities to achieve the sense of well-being and fulfillment that they once enjoyed prior to our injuries. The programs the Steelwheelers provide give us an opportunity to experience the competitiveness, camaraderie and physical fitness of team sports.
In order for the Steelwheelers to accomplish this mission we rely on financial assistance through various fundraising endeavors. The money that we are able to raise is put to good use in helping to fund the travel and equipment costs of competition for the wheelchair basketball, rugby and hand cycling teams and to enable the organization to attract new participants by purchasing needed equipment. Quad rugby chairs alone cost over $4,000.00, and basketball chairs nearly $2,500.00.
In addition to helping to offset the expenses of traveling and equipment the Steelwheelers also hosts the annual Steel City Slam Quad Rugby Tournament.
We are a relatively small organization, which makes fundraising more challenging. However, because we are a smaller local organization, donations have a greater impact on our programs.
Payments/Donations can be made through PayPal.
Payments may be mailed to our office with checks payable to "Steelwheelers" to Steelwheelers C/O Bob Eyler, 83 Westminster Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15209.
The Steelwheelers participate in the United Way Contributor Choice program, meaning that if you contribute to United Way, you may designate that your contribution goes to the Steelwheelers. United Way donations should be completed through your employer to United Way Contributor Number 1687.
The Pittsburgh Steelwheelers are a non-profit organization, and donations are tax deductible. Please provide your name, address, and telephone number with your donation so that we may provide you with the proper documentation of your contribution.
Thank You For Your Support!