People in Need Get Steelers "Championship" Gear

SEATTLE - The Pittsburgh Steelers may have lost the Super Bowl, but people in countries like Zambia, Nicaragua, Romania and Armenia will be wearing much needed clothing that says the Steelers actually won Super Bowl XLV.

For more than 15 years, World Vision has received clothing from the NFL and sporting goods stores that was ready for sale if the runner up in football's big game had actually won.

World Vision's Casey Calamusa says because the Steelers and the Green Bay Packers are from cold weather regions, this year's surplus clothing includes sweat shirts, which will be put to use in cold weather countries like Armenia. Also being donated are T-shirts, hats and towels.

On average, Calamusa says they get about two million dollars worth of products.

Last year, World Vision sent gear from the Super Bowl runner-up Indianapolis Colts to earthquake victims in Haiti.

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