Absolutely!! What a great holiday gift idea…and for a good cause!
After BIG demand from the Steelers faithful, our Pittsburgh cityscape photographer and friend, Dave Dicello has made his beautiful photography into a 2015 calendar.
“Pittsburgh. The Steel City. The City of Champions. The City of Bridges. It has many names, but I know it by one: home. Pittsburgh is the perfect combination of “big” city living and a small town feel. We have history in our steel mills, our sports teams and our culture that make us unique in terms of great American cities. The other thing that is great about the ‘Burgh from a photography standpoint is that no matter how you look at it, you are sure to have an incredible view. From high up on Mt. Washington or the West End Overlook, or down low on the North Shore or Point State Park, the views of my hometown rival some of the best in the world.
“But probably my favorite thing about Pittsburgh is the pride that the people who live there have. We are proud to say where we are from, proud to be from a city that was the keystone of industry in the United States for so many years. The people who leave here always want to come back, because there really isn’t any place quite like Pittsburgh anywhere else.” – Dave
Enjoy more of his breathtaking images – many of which he shares on Facebook & Twitter – of Heinz Field, PNC Park, and the Penguins on the ice, on the portfolio page of his website!
How about a Pittsburgh Skyline filled with chocolate? Oh yeah!!
The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation and Sarris Candies teamed up this NFL season to raise money for K-9 units across the country – and what a tasty way to do it!
To help involve the community in supporting Ben’s foundation, Sarris Candies has designed a cause-marketing program that allows chocolate lovers to purchase their favorite Sarris’ candies guilt-free…just in time for holiday gift-giving!
You can use a special group code of 77-7777 on Sarris Candies’ website, (www.Sarriscandiesfundraising.com) to purchase any of Sarris’ expansive candy fundraising catalog products, like the Pittsburgh Black and Gold Assortment above. Sarris will then donate 25% of the purchase price to Ben’s foundation.
“We’re so grateful for Sarris Candies’ generous support. We’re excited to involve a local favorite like Sarris Candies in helping to support our police and fire departments!” — Ben
Each NFL season, The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation distributes grants to police and fire department K-9 units in the city, and surrounding community, of each regular season away game for the Steelers. The foundation also distributes several grants each year to K-9 units in the Pittsburgh area.
K-9 units are often woefully underfunded and depend on public donations to continue their important work protecting the community and their human partners.
Bill Sarris, President of Sarris Candies, observed, “Giving back to the community in which we live has long been a core belief here at Sarris Candies and we’re excited to have the opportunity to have a little influence and encourage people to support and donate to such a worthy cause in our community.”
The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is a component fund of The Giving Back Fund.
For more details on how to donate to Ben’s foundation through Sarris Candies, please visit www.sarriscandiesfundraising.com.