Pittsburgh Holding Rally to Honor Hines Ward's Victory on Dancing With the Stars

By Cam Martin 

It’s the summer, when the weather is miserable and there’s few things to keep you entertained on a Thursday afternoon. If you live in Pittsburgh, the city elders have your malaise in mind, scheduling a noon rally in front of the City-County Building on Grant Street to honor Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward for his third Super Bowl victory for having an illegal blocking rule named in his honor for winning Dancing With the Stars, the reality TV show that’s a huge hit with women and women.

Mr. Ward and dance partner Kym Johnson will be present.

Fans are encouraged to wear black and gold and bring Terrible Towels to the rally.


“City residents and the Steelers Nation have contacted my office asking for the city to properly thank our hometown hero for once-again shining the spotlight on Pittsburgh,” Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said.

In addition, couples are invited to highlight their dancing skills in two-minute YouTube videos for a chance to appear on stage with Mr. Ward and Ms. Johnson. No more than two dancers can appear in the video.

A rally for a football player who won a reality dance competition? Sorry, I have a flash mob event I have to attend.