Today, Ben announced the ninth and final grant of the 2010 season outside of the Pittsburgh area from The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation.

The Foundation will be distributing a grant to the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department (CMHAPD), located in Cleveland, Ohio. The Steelers play the Browns in Cleveland on Sunday.

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department will use the grant to purchase much needed detection training supplies and protection equipment for their K-9 unit. The funds will help fill a void in the department left by the loss of Kubo, CMHA’s three-year old police dog, who died on September 27, 2010 during a training exercise.

Chief of Police Andres Gonzalez said, “I want to thank The Ben Foundation Foundation for this very timely award. We will now be able to enhance our training program and purchase needed items and vests for our K-9 unit.”

CEO and Safety Director George Phillips-Oliver added, “I appreciate the consideration given to us by The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation. This generous grant will significantly enhance our police department. It will be used to improve the K-9 unit.”

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is distributing grants to police and fire departments in Pittsburgh and surrounding communities of each regular season away-game for the Steelers in the 2010 season.

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation invited police and fire departments in the nine cities to submit proposals detailing their needs.

For more info, check out the Foundation page here.

For information on the Giving Back Fund, click here.

You can also contact them directly:

Stephanie Sandler
The Giving Back Fund

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