Pittsburgh Post – Gazette
June 2013

Pittsburgh Post – Gazette
June 2013

Pittsburgh  Post-Gazette - Ben Roethlisberger hosts benefit at Jergel's Rhythm Grille

A quarterback and his love for K-9s was the inspiration behind the Ben  Roethlisberger Foundation's annual benefit to support K-9 police and fire units.  "Our family has a love for dogs and Ben had that since he was young," explained  Ken Roethlisberger, the father of Steelers' QB. Ben's mother, Brenda, and sister  Carlee also attended the party June 2. The foundation helps to buy bulletproof  vests for the dogs among other things. The second annual fundraiser for the  cause was held at Jergel's Rhythm Grille, Marshall, with music by The American  Flyers show band from Atlanta, and a strolling supper. The party for the pups  also supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation and was sold out with more than 320  guests. Everyone had a chance to mingle with Ben, his wife, Ashley, and Steelers  Heath Miller, Charlie Batch, Maurkice Pouncey, Matt Spaeth, Brett Keisel and  others, as well as a chance to bid on live and silent auction items. Not to be  outdone by their players, coaches Mike Tomlin, Todd Haley and Kirby Wilson were  also there along with GM Kevin Colbert. The foundation has made 107 grants  totaling more than $950,000 to 102 police and fire departments and community  youth organizations including Make-A-Wish.

By Patricia Sheridan

 

First Published June 11, 2013 12:00  am

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