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Hines Ward To Headline Steelers 2011 Fashion Show

I imagine that the atmosphere might be a bit more cheery if the Pittsburgh Steelers were coming off a win, but on Thursday night, the team will put aside its struggles on the gridiron for the Steelers' annual fashion show. Hines Ward, who became a household name this offseason during his Dancing With The Stars championship, will co-captain the event titled 'Dinner and Dancing With Steelers: Steelers Style 2011.' 

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Instead of his "Dancing With the Stars" partner, Kym Johnson, Ward will accompany his 7-year-old son, Jaden, down the runway. Ward says he is not going to wear any of the shiny, sparkling outfits from the show.

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"I miss ('Dancing With the Stars') a little bit," says Ward, a Super Bowl MVP and Pro Bowl selection. "I watched the show the other night. I had fun doing it, and it will be fun to make some moves down the runway. I don't plan on giving any dance lessons to my teammates. They all have their own moves."

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Greta Rooney, the wife of team president Art Rooney II, is responsible for organizing the event, and is once again confident that a good time will be had by all while money is raised for charity. 
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"This event will showcase players who want to dance," Rooney says. "All the players have swag. And they will definitely show their swag that night. The goal of the night is for everyone to be dancing. And I am pretty sure the music we will be playing will make everyone want to dance before the night is over. It will be such a fun evening."

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In conjunction with an event called Taste of the Steelers, which is held annually in late October, more than $5 million dollars has been raised for UPMC Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute and the Cancer Caring Center in Bloomfield.
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I am not sure if tickets to the event are still available, but you can check on the Steelers' team website for more information. 

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.