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“Thank you Ben!”

Lynn Case asked us to share her beautiful email with the rest of Steelers Nation:


I received a package from the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Club today and I wanted to try to express my gratitude, I still have tears. There was an autographed Ben jersey in it which I will cherish and treasure.

I have stage 4 ovarian cancer and the Steelers bring me so much joy on my couch days. I have been a fan since I was 10 years old, and Ben has been my favorite since he entered the NFL.





I have never been to a game, but I don’t miss them via watching or listening. I live in Fremont, Ohio, so it varies.

I just had new cancer bracelets made and I chose Steelers colors, not my teal color of my cancer, because this team means so much to me!

My oncologist is moving from Cleveland Clinic to Magee Women’s Hospital at UPMC, so I am hoping I will at least get to see the stadium now, I have never been to Pittsburgh.





Please know my appreciation and gratitude from my heart and I just wish I could let Ben know what an inspiration he is to me, and I am praying for God’s blessings to keep him and our team undefeated and safe and healthy this year, just for Ben, and me.

THANK YOU and please know how much difference these things can make in a life of someone who has a lot of rough and dark days.

GO STEELERS! GO Big Ben!!!!! #7foralways

Sincere appreciation from my heart,

Lynn Case




Lynn, it was our sincere pleasure to post your email. Please know that we are praying for you and YOU are the inspiration!! #CRUCIALCATCH



By |October 30th, 2020|

Throwback Thursday – Black and Ghoul style!

Wait, make that Black & Gold style!


Since Halloween will be much quieter this year, we thought it would be fun today to revisit our favorite Halloween costumes that Steelers Nation shared with us over the years:


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Ben poses with…er…I mean Ben look-a-like David Helmontaller (left) poses with a buddy from work dressed as a recipient of a Ben Roethlisberger Foundation grant (okay, not really), and Ben look-a-like John McFarland (right) poses with his buddy, Sadiq Hough, dressed as Coach Tomlin.



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The Poulter’s are ready to hit the field…or rather the neighborhood! Left to right: 1-year old Lily is a cheerleader, Alexis as a referee, Mike is a coach (kinda looks like Coach Arians), and 10-year old Sean as his favorite player, Troy Polamalu.


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Kendall Cawthorn heads out to do some Trick or Treating wearing her football hero’s jersey while being escorted by her every day hero, her dad Steve.



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Left: Cynthia Filmore as Coach Tomlin and her boyfriend, Michael, as the best TE in the business! Right: Michelle Stiehler as Troy, and her husband, Al, as the EXTRA-LARGE bottle of Head & Shoulders shampoo!



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Two pedigree K9s ready for a grant from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation before heading to a police department in need. Photo: Jessica Duffaut.



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Ryan and Kayla Dinkheller as Troy and a very friendly referee!

The center photo came to us simply as “Mr. & Mrs. Troy”. Alrighty then.

That’s Don & Paula Scholl in their Steelers best (Don, really?) attending a Halloween party.



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“Took the Terrible Towel to Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania, Romania just to get some ‘bad karma’ on all teams not the Steelers.” — Ken Knecht‎.



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“Our 3-year old daughter, Madilyn, trick or treating as her favorite football player. We are from Royal Oak, MI.” — Megan Modica.



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When he’s not looking exactly like Coach Tomlin, he’s Jayden White from Colombia, Maryland. Photo: Steelers Nation West.

“Our son, Beck, as […]

By |October 29th, 2020|

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation

There is still plenty of time for your department to complete & enter a grant request during the 2020 grant cycle of the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund.

This marks the 14th season of grants for Ben’s foundation. The majority of the grants distributed will help police and fire department K-9 units to purchase dogs and dog safety vests, but other types of K-9 specific needs will be considered.

This year, Ben has opened up the eligibility to include all towns and communities in the United States and invites police and fire departments to submit proposals detailing their needs.

The Foundation began accepting proposals on September 1st, and will continue to accept them through the remainder of the year. The plan is to make rolling announcements in that time frame and beyond.

The mission of the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is to support K-9 units of police and fire departments throughout the United States with a particular emphasis on support for service dogs in Pittsburgh, PA.

In addition, Ben’s foundation has hosted a number of events to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, his high school alma mater, and other organizations close to his heart.

Ben’s foundation has distributed in excess of $2.2 million since 2007, $1.8 million of which has specifically benefited K-9 programs.

Full grant guidelines and application cover page are available at https://www.givingback.org/ben-roethlisberger-foundation-application-2020/.

Applications and supporting documents must be mailed and postmarked between September 1st and December 31st.


For more information about the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation or The Giving Back Fund, please contact Jessica Duffaut at www.givingback.org.



And don’t forget…you can support Ben’s foundation and decorate your Christmas tree at the same time!

“When we make Steelers gifts, we always like to say ‘Made in Steelers country, for Steelers country.’ We’re just up the road from Pittsburgh, and our team here bleeds black and gold. We couldn’t be more excited to work with Ben’s foundation and help make a difference in the community. We think these ornaments are going to go quick.” — Christian Werner, Wendell August Forge President.


Add a little black & gold sparkle to that tree!

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation and Wendell August Forge have teamed up to create a new limited edition collection of Pittsburgh Steelers ornaments.

The two-time Super Bowl Champion quarterback and […]

By |October 28th, 2020|

Wednesday’s Q&A with the media

“I think it’s what football fans want, what the NFL wants. I didn’t get to play in it last year. I missed this. As much as this game hurts physically at the end of the day, you miss this rivalry because this is fun. It’s football in its purest form. It should be a good matchup. We will have our hands full.” — Ben.



More from Teresa Varley at Steelers.com:

Ben Roethlisberger has played in his share of Steelers-Ravens game.

He knows it’s one of the prime rivalries in the NFL, an AFC North battle that is always physical, always hard-fought, and always has a huge impact in the AFC North standings.

Despite the physical nature, which included Roethlisberger having his nose broken in 2010, he did say that the game is never a dirty one, and that is what he loves about it.

“It’s tough. It’s a physical one. It can be nasty at times. I have always felt, as many times as my nose has been broken, I have had injuries, it’s been a close game. It’s always been football in its truest form. It’s never been dirty. It’s never been nasty. It’s just been hard-nosed football. This is one you always want your bye week to be after.”


On Tuesday, Coach Mike Tomlin said the Steelers are involved in the ‘game of the week’ for the third consecutive week after taking on the Browns, who were 4-1 at the time, and then the Titans, who were 5-0 before losing to the Steelers. This week it’s the AFC North’s top two teams with the Steelers, 6-0, and the Ravens, 5-1.

Baltimore traditionally has a strong defense and this year is no different. They bring the heat from every direction, and Roethlisberger knows the entire offense will have to be on their toes.

“This is a defense that brings guys from everywhere. It’s going to be one of those games where we’re going to have to be able to keep everybody in at times. Just because you are keeping everybody in, it still doesn’t mean you have all day to throw it. The ball has to get out of your hand in a timely manner. It’s not an easy thing to do. Sometimes you have to get lucky. You have to have the right protection called, even after a blitz. Sometimes you can pick it […]

By |October 28th, 2020|

Before the game


“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”

– Ronald Reagan.




You can see more pre-game photos here.


By |October 26th, 2020|

6-OH BOY, Whew!!!

And this reaction from Big Ben sums up the win!





Ben threw two touchdown passes to Diontae Johnson, and the Steelers remain perfect, holding off Tennessee 27-24 Sunday in a game originally scheduled for October 4th and rescheduled due to Titans players and personnel becoming the NFL’s first team with a COVID-19 outbreak during the season.


“A blowout became a nail-biter and eventually the Steelers’ sixth win in six tries.

Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed wide right on a 45-yard field goal attempt with 14 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the Steelers held on for a 27-24 win.

The Steelers improved to 6-0.” — Mike Prisuta, Steelers.com.





You can watch Ben’s full post-game interview here.



Ben Stat:

With today’s win, Ben will become just the 5th quarterback in league history to win at least 150 regular-season games.



Check out some great game photos here.



By |October 25th, 2020|