By: KDKA-TV News Staff
TAMPA BAY (KDKA) – The Steelers may not have been to Tampa Bay for Super Bowl LV, but there was a special fan present for the coin toss.
James Martin, a Marine Corps veteran, center township native and one of the volunteer crew captains, was part of the pregame celebrations.
James Martin, a veteran of the Pittsburgh Marine Corps & # Steelers fan, was Honorary Captain and participated in the coin toss on the field at the #SuperBowl.
He and two others were selected for their dedication and dedication to helping others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Selected as Honorary Captain for his work during the COVID-19 pandemic, he helped set up live streams for the Aliquippa High School athletics so parents and friends could watch sporting events this year.
He has also helped veterans connect while streaming video games live.
“We all need connection,” said Martin. “If there’s anything this pandemic has shown it’s that everyone needs the interaction, they need their friends, they need their family, they need their restaurants and that’s for sure, but if we can’t have them, there is there is always another way. “
In true Pittsburgh fashion, Martin made sure his suit was black and gold and represented the Steel City.