Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker will signify Colorado Springs ‘Palmer Land Conservancy’ on Sunday
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (KRDO) – On Sunday, you can watch linebacker Joe Schobert of the Pittsburgh Steelers battle the Baltimore Ravens while supporting a southern Colorado nonprofit.
It’s all part of the National Football League’s “My Cause My Cleats” initiative, where NFL players promote a charity of their choosing.
It all started with a message on social media. Pro bowler Joe Schobert reached out to Palmer Land Conservancy Director Ed Roberson after listening to his podcast on land conservation – now the all-pro linebacker wants to help.
“There are so many different topics that are important to the players and I think the owners and the NFL are starting to understand that and allowing us to use our platforms to shed light on these issues, and for me conservation is enormous, “said Schobert.
Now, in his third year supporting the initiative, he says he chose to support The Palmer Land Conservancy because of his commitment to protecting parks and open spaces across the Pikes Peak region and because he’s a fan of their work.
“For the next few years it will be important to reverse climate change and protect natural resources, and why we have them is so great,” added Schobert.
For The Palmer Land Conservancy, this means they can continue to protect the land thanks to the generous donation from the all-pro linebacker.
“It’s a great honor, the financial part is huge because every dollar counts and Joe wins, so there’s a chance of $ 20,000, but more important in my opinion is having a public figure.” like Joe, who vouches for an organization like ours on the national stage, “said Ed Roberson, director of the Palmer Land Conservancy.
Since 1977, the Palmer Land Conservancy has protected 136,000 acres of land, including 20 public parks and open spaces, working farms and ranches that offer local food, panoramas and scenic corridors in the area.
After the game, spectators can bid on the tunnels, with the proceeds going to the Palmer Conservancy. Joe adjusts the winning bid up to $ 10,000 for the nonprofit.
Joe’s football boots will be listed here during game time on Sunday December 5th at 2:25 pm MST.