Pittsburgh Steelers defensive standout Bud Dupree came back to visit Central Georgia children Tuesday.

Dupree stopped by the Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital in Macon. He presented a $10,000 check to children's hospital representatives and then visited patient rooms. His goal is to put smiles on the faces of young children and brighten their day.

The NFL player grew up in Irwinton and played high school football and basketball at Wilkinson County High School before heading off to the University of Kentucky on a football scholarship.

Tuesday's visit wrapped up a weekend full of activities designed to benefit the children's hospital.

"You know, this is the most important part, and seeing the staff happy and knowing I'm going to affect some kids and make their family's time here a little bit better than it is already," Dupree said.

Dupree was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2015 draft. He is entering his 5th season with the Steelers.

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