Today, Ben announced the ninth grant of the 2016 season from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund.
The Foundation will be distributing a grant to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in the Indianapolis area where the Steelers play the Colts on Thanksgiving Day.
This marks the 10th season that Ben’s foundation has distributed grants to K-9 units. His mission 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.
Ben also supports Make-A-Wish.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will use their grant to purchase a new K-9.
“The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation for its generosity in awarding us the $10,000 grant for the purchase of a new K-9. Funding a new K-9 for the sheriff’s office will have a such a positive effect not only for the sheriff’s office, but for the entire community. Again, thank you to Mr. Roethlisberger and the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation.” — Chief Deputy Ryan Needham, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Hey Steelers fans:
You can support future K-9 grants by joining Ben’s crowdfunding campaign on https://pledgeit.org/big-ben. Big Ben is pledging $1,000 per touchdown this season to his foundation. Supporters can increase the impact by pledging to donate any amount per touchdown.
For more information about Ben’s foundation please contact Charisse Browner at www.givingback.org.