June 19, 2017
Antonio Brown will honor Dan Rooney throughout the 2017 season.
According to Steelers.com's Teresa Varley, Brown will keep the name of Pittsburgh's late owner inscribed on his gloves while continuing to pay homage to one of Pittsburgh's most beloved and respected figures. "I want to keep his memory alive," Brown said during his charity softball game on Saturday.
Brown's softball game paid homage to Mr. Rooney on Saturday. "A moment of silence was observed, players wore a memorial sleeve, a special bat was presented, as well as a painting featuring an image of Rooney and Brown," Varley wrote of Saturday's tribute to Rooney. "The painting was auctioned off to continue Rooney's tradition of giving back to the community, with it benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania and National Youth Foundation."
June 20, 2017
Life of former US ambassador Dan Rooney celebrated in Dublin
President Michael D Higgins attends Mass for late US ambassador and philanthropist
Dan Rooney lived a life of engagement and commitment to the things he loved and believed in, a memorial service for the late US ambassador to Ireland heard.
Several hundred people, including President Michael D Higgins, attended a Mass at St Mary’s Church on Haddington Road in Dublin on Tuesday evening to remember Mr Rooney, who died aged 84 on April 13th.
In his Homily, Rev Fr Patrick Claffey recalled getting to know Mr Rooney when he would “jog into the sacristy” in a tracksuit on Saturday mornings and proceed to discuss US politics in depth.
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July 6, 2017
Steelers preview: Are stars aligned for a Super Bowl run?
For the first time since 1975, the Steelers will enter a season without Dan Rooney, who died in April at 84. Since taking control of day-to-day operations from his father and team founder Art in 1975, Rooney oversaw six Super Bowl championships and eight AFC titles. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, he is credited with instituting the Rooney Rule, which guarantees at least one minority candidate will be interviewed by each NFL club for vacant head coaching and general manager vacancies.
June 13, 2017
Uber is going to use the 'Rooney Rule' in hiring — here's what that means
An outside law firm made recommendations to Uber, including that it start using the 'Rooney Rule' in hiring practices.
The rule stemmed from the National Football League, and requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate when there's a head coaching spot open.
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