City Celebrates Hines & Kym’s “Dancing” Win With Rally

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Fans of Pittsburgh Steelers star Hines Ward jammed Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh for a noon rally today to celebrate the wide receiver and his dance partner, Kym Johnson.

The duo won the Mirror Ball Trophy last month on the reality television show, “Dancing With the Stars.”

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has declared today “Hines Ward and Kym Johnson Day” in the City of Pittsburgh, and hundreds of fans – dressed in black and gold – flocked to the City-County Building Portico.

The celebration was emceed by Steelers announcers Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley. Fans were also encouraged to bring their Terrible Towels.

There was also a dance-off contest judged by Hines, Kym and Mayor Ravenstahl. The contestants submitted videos to the city. The top three, determined by the ‘Likes’ they received on the City of Pittsburgh’s Facebook page, competed. The winner got their picture taken with the pair and the trophy.

Fans were also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the Salvation Army.

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  1. Just Saying... says:

    This is stupid.

    1. John says:

      Aren’t all of these so-called reality shows stupid and rigged?

      1. lmao says:

        did he dance to Black n yellow?

      2. margi says:

        dont hate coz you ain’t….

    2. margi says:

      again i say don’t hate coz you ain’t….

  2. Anonymous says:

    Correction.. this is REALLY stupid

  3. Anonymous says:

    wow , THIS IS JUST REALLY CRAZY,

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just because it say leave a food item… Makes this alright

  5. stoopm says:

    This is easily the dumbest thing yet associated with the Steelers. Sad!

    1. jqd says:

      Nope…. The dumbest thing associated with the Steelers are their fans

      1. kristy says:

        i have to concur with jqd

  6. Stoop Stoop says:

    Great,We get to watch the dancin’ fool and the stringy blonde all summer

  7. John says:

    Lighten up. With all that is wrong in the world today – something to take your mind off of it

  8. Anonymous says:

    wow thats all i have to say,just gives me another reason to not like the steelers

    1. Anonymous says:

      GOOD!! We dont need or want YOU as a fan….

  9. SteelerFan says:

    At least this is something positive going on in the city rather than hearing bad news going on in Pittsburgh. Naming this day after them may be a little much.

    1. Just Saying... says:

      In case you missed it, there is a lot positive going on in the city of the next few days: FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Aren’t his parents and teachers proud!!

  11. Another Steeler Fan says:

    I hate the way some people talk about our city, steelers and fans. What are you jealous. Why be hateful because of what some people do in this world. I think it is great that some attention was brought to Pittsburgh. HInes Ward and Kym are one class act so stop putting them down and get on with your own life. Before talking about other people you should look in the mirror your self and see if you have been as successful and he is.

    1. kristy says:

      i don’t measure my success by how many superbowl trophies or dance contests that i’ve won.

    2. Mandy says:

      hines ward has a kid to one of my friends, he doesnt pay for it and isnt’t any kind of father or class act…i hate the way you assume he is great..we know him, you dont…he isnt great!

  12. steve says:

    what a joke. dont you people have anything better to do? SAD

  13. critter says:

    white trash

  14. teresa says:

    i love how everyone is hating on this story..really?!?! get a life losers! you can tell you are all uneducated

    1. kristy says:

      it’s funny how someone who uses the words,”hating on,” calls others “uneducated.” why are we “uneducated?” because we don’t care to watch inane driver such as reality television?

      1. kristy says:

        meant to type, “drivel.”

  15. Dangram says:

    Wow…you peed in everyone’s cornflakes this morning??? It was a fun day….Hines is a great guy and Kym was gracious and lovely. Were any of you forced to watch or attend?? If not……SHUT UP!!

  16. kristy says:

    you’ve GOT to be kidding. all of this hoopla over a stupid reality show?! i bet they got more of a crowd than they do for the veteran’s/memorial day parades.

  17. Cathy M says:

    After all the sadness coming from the courthouse Monday and Tuesday, It was nice to see something fun coming out of it today…..All I have to say about the city of Pittsburgh is we cry and come together at sad times and we come together to Celebrate the good times at the courthouse. What a way to end this week. Way to go Pittsburgh as the people of Pittsburgh are a class act all the way.

  18. Eddie Yount says:

    must be a bunch of losers from Cleveland posting on here since nobody in that town can win …haters

  19. Steeler & DWTS Fan says:

    What’s wrong with some people. There is nothing wrong with honoring the winners of DWTS. I guess some people can’t appreciate other things in life and have to be haters. Hines & Kym brought national attention to Pittsburgh and the Steeler Nation. Pgh is a well rounded city that has something for everyone. Please don’t put down what you don’t understand!!

    1. kristy says:

      i”m a born and bred pittsburgher. i couldn’t care less about the steelers, so please don’t refer to this city as “steeler nation.” it’s a stupid nickname. i’m sure hines and kim brought no notoriety to pittsburgh. i know people who don’t live in this area who have no idea who hines ward is.

  20. Egg Head says:

    Fiddling while Rome burns.

  21. Gary Borrow says:

    I understand wanting to show recognition to Hines and Kim, however what does this have to do with the steelers besides Ward.

    And did you all stop to think of who footed the bill for this? Taxpayers ladies and gentleman.

    1. kristy says:

      what a waste of money, huh?

  22. CHERYL says:

    WHAT A BUNCH OF NAY-SAYERS. I DON’T BELIEVE THERE ARE PROPLE LIKE THIS AROUND PITTSBURGH. I’M PROUD OF HEINZ AND KYM FOR WHAT THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED. LIKE TO SEE ALL OF YOU GET OUT THERE AND DANCE..NOT… JUST A BUNCH OF NEGATIVE FOOLS…I’M FROM PITTSBURGH, BORN AND RAISED. PROUD OF THE STEELERS, PENGUINS AND PIRATES AND EVERYTHING ELSE PITTSBURGH STANDS FOR.. CONGRATS HEINZ AND KYM…GREAT JOB!!!

    1. kristy says:

      being you’re a dyed-in-the-wool” steelers fan, one would think you’d know the correct spelling of HINES ward’s first name.

  23. SteelerNan says:

    What is wrong with you people!!! What a bunch of sorry, self righteous, rude, ignorant comments. Didn’t your mother ever teach you if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything? And for those of you saying you don’t like the Steelers or Hines or whatever, then why are you wasting your time with your nasty remarks? Hines is more than just a football player, he is a great role model for our kids, his foundation does alot of hard work, and his work with mixed raced children is absolutely to be commended. I had a GREAT time yesterday watching Hines and Kym! WTG Hines on making us proud!

  24. Southern Belle says:

    I live in Birmingham, Alabama. Let me tell you people something, when Hines Ward and Kym Johnson won “DWTS”, people here in Alabama started talking about something other than Ben Roethlisberger’s sexual assault allegations, not to say that Ben was guilty but I’ve just heard enough of that on Sports Talk Shows, etc.

    My younger sister was a dancer and was selected many years ago by the “All Stars Dance Corporation” to perform Two Different Years at the Super Bowl and they only picked 100 High School Girls Nationwide. With that being said I have a deep appreciation for Dancing and I’m also a Pageant Judge for 15 years now and competed in pageants as a teenager. I know good talent when I see it and Hines and Kym were the BEST BY FAR on “DWTS” this year.

    I’m also proud that HInes is from Georgia because the South is hardly ever on the map for anything positive.

    Don’t Kid Yourself, Pittsburgh is known Positively for being the “Steelers Nation”. In Alabama we don’t have an NFL Team here so that opens the door for Pittsburgh Steelers Fans here to get on board with you guys.

    Don’t sell your city short Pittsburgh. I would love to visit there one day!

  25. margi says:

    steeler nation is the best…. we love the steelers and welove hines ward, he and kym sdeserved to win because they were the best….

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