In commenting on why the mission of the foundation is so important to him, Roethlisberger said, “We’re very fortunate to be in the position that we are able to help these K-9 units. The work that is performed by the dogs and their handlers as well as the bond that is formed is incredible. We’re just thrilled to do our small part.”
“Finalized this pastel Ben Roethlisberger tribute today! Ben was so nice and a true class act. So happy he loved it. He said that it was, “So awesome” like 20 times, and his eyes and face lit up! So happy to share my talents with him and thank him personally for just being Big Ben!” — Tempy Moore.
“I taught myself how to draw from a very young age. I love adding details to pieces like this. This is probably my best piece to date. I learn something new every drawing still always learning. This is chalk pastel on Museum Ampersand Board. Took me approximately 600 hours on and off, mother of 2 teens & grade school art teacher.”
“I just wanted to say thank you so much to Ben for this moment. I have been a HUGE fan since his rookie year. My dream has always been to meet him and the Main Line Autograph event helped that finally come true. I was so nervous to actually meet him all I could say is, “hey”, Lol. But I will have the pictures and autograph to last a lifetime. My fiance, Jordan and I are so thankful. These will be going in our Steelers room! Once again, thank you Ben for making a dream come true.” — Heather Hickman.
So blessed/honored to have some of the best athletes in the world, practice on a track myself & @Justinrmiller12 helped create! It was fun turning our recreation field into what members now call “Heinz Field – South” Thanks @_BigBen7 for trusting us to get the job done! #Steelers pic.twitter.com/y4iBqUlwm9
— Logan Larmour (@LarmourLogan) May 17, 2019
Logan and Justin, all the guys loved and appreciated the way you turned that field into “Heinz Field South”! So amazing. We loved being able to get good work in. Thank you both for the hard work that you put into it! — Ben.