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Steelers' Antonio Brown donates $100K to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH -- Antonio Brown was thinking about disadvantaged kids -- and his own four children -- this week as he wrote a check for $100,000 to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

On Snapchat, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver showed a check written to the hospital with this message: "Giving back to the kids. Forever grateful."

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh was involved in Brown's charity softball game over the summer, and Brown said Wednesday he "just wanted to give back" around Christmastime.

"Some kids are less fortunate by their health and their situation," Brown -- who wrote the check under the header "Touchdown Brown Inc." -- told reporters Wednesday.

"I usually take [my kids] to the children's hospital to show them how blessed they are and to let them know not everyone is as fortunate. ... Spreading my love and extending my hand is what life's all about."

Brown, among the NFL leaders in receptions, yards and touchdowns this season, will spend Christmas Day on the football field for a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.