Camp parents, grandparents, coaches and sponsors came out strong when it came to sharing photos and thoughts from the ProCamps Ben Roethlisberger Football Camp this week!
@_BigBen7 msg 2 kids @ProCamps – “Don’t ever give up. No matter what u do, keep going.”
mary leblanc @mhall00
Fun day hanging with @_BigBen7 and @ProCamps
“This was our grandson’s 3rd year at Ben’s Football Camp. He is 9-years old and we have seen him mature over the summers because of the camp. This year, his sister was too old to participate, and he sort of missed her, but got to spend time with us. Since we are all from Ohio, and it’s a 3-hour drive to the camp, we enjoyed our time alone with him. We highly recommend that grandparents bring their grandkids and leave the parents at home! Since this was a one-day camp, we really enjoyed the quiet time the next morning as we got packed and drove home. He even got to use his McDonalds french fry coupon he received at the camp on the Ohio Turnpike! There are lots of Steelers fans where we live in Toledo and Cleveland, so he loves to show off the pictures his grandfather takes at the camp.” — Don & Linda Hawk
“MY DAUGHTER CAMDEN HAD A GREAT TIME. THANKS TO YOU!” — Grady J. Malachowski Sr.
@_BigBen7 @MaxMcHale1 had a great time at camp! #fromNeshannock
“What an amazing time! Our son, Derek Sanderson, Jr., is a huge fan of Ben. We signed him up for the camp and kept it a surprise until we arrived at camp on Monday. He did not believe us at first, but when he saw the man himself on the field, he could not stop smiling. This was our son’s first time attending camp and we look forward to attending every year. Very well organized and the fact that Ben took time to personally throw passes, was worth the trip! Thank you Ben, ProCamp and the Steelers!” — Virgen Perez & Derek Sanderson Sr.
“You do a wonderful thing for kids every year…thank you” — Donna Korchok DiebeLblauner
Thank you for putting on such a great event! My son had the time of his life!!! — Paul Pitzen
“Ben you are the best, you thought about those children and gave them a day they will never forget! You have made a lot of new forever friends!!
Thank you for all you do for the community!” — Kathey Scheuer
“It was a great day for the kids! Thanks, Ben!” — Wendy Goblick Bennett
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Unforgettable good times w @_BigBen7 ty @ProCamps #herewego #BestSummerEver
“Love u Ben, and all u done for Pittsburgh!! You are a true champ with u r family and on the field!” — Austin Wahlgren
Joe McGough @JoeMcGough3
@_BigBen7 Thanks so much for spending the day with the kids. Jack and Joey had the time of their lives. Thanks again.
Rich Hoelke Jr @HoelkeJr
@_BigBen7 @hubienation @ProCamps out early tonight after another great year of Ben Roethlisberger Camp by ProCamps
Courtney Martin @bcdmartin02
Playing football with Big Ben baby!!! Having a wonderful time!!! @CitiPrivatePass #privatepasssports @ProCamps
“We came to the camp from Southport, NC. My son, and the rest of the family are huge fans of the Steeler organization and Ben. Thank you, Ben, and the pro camps staff for providing such a great opportunity for the kids!” — Debi Dolan-Prince
Rod Huber @hubienation
God bless @_BigBen7 great camp 500 kids!!
Coach Hopperton @CoachHopperton
Check out @hubienation and @_BigBen7
“I had a great time again this year working with Ben to photograph his Procamps youth football camp at Seneca H.S. in Harmony PA. Ben has such a tremendous interest in helping the kids that attend to understand the importance of working together as a team. The positive impact he has on these young lives is intangible. Great job Ben on your 7th annual camp!” — Fred Vero, Fred Vero Photography
You can see many more photos here (6 pages worth)!
*Thank you so much to everyone for sharing their photos as well as their thoughts on Ben’s camp! A special thank you to Rich Hoelke, Jr., Wendy Bennett and Fred Vero for sending their albums full of photos! Parents & Grandparents, check out Frank’s website for photos of your campers!
Oh, and Benjamin Jr. says to stop back by tomorrow! He has some of his own photos to share with Steeler Nation!
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Daddy hugs are always the best hugs!
Photo: Peter Diana, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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Happy Birthday Wishes To
Ashley Greenley (Aug 18)
Bonnie McDade (Aug 18)
Jenn Wiseman (Aug 18)
Brian Baker (Aug 19)
Brooke Griffin (Aug 19)
Gabe Tyson (Aug 19)
Sarah Haines (Aug 20)
Chris Hamilton (Aug 20)
Kevin Hudson (Aug 20)
Mary Kahat (Aug 20)
Jason Kersh (Aug 20)
Robi Brown (Aug 21)
Jason Burfield (Aug 21)
Hannah Dupray (Aug 21)
Joe Gard (Aug 21)
Trenton Henshaw (Aug 21)
Jack Jochum, Jr. (Aug 21)
Nancy Livesay (Aug 21)
Laura Murray (Aug 21)
Jimmy Shaffer (Aug 21)
Lynda Elia (Aug 22)
Joshua Karker (Aug 22)
randall Rozanok (Aug 22)
Yianni Spanoudakis (Aug 22)
Matthew Spears (Aug 22)
Patricia Transferini (Aug 22)
Tyler Weaver (Aug 22)
Carrie Glenn (Aug 23)
Brian Hollow (Aug 23)
Carrie Huff (Aug 23)
Bill Kuhnert (Aug 23)
Alexander Matoon (Aug 23)
Suzanne Shumaker (Aug 23)
Charity Steeves (Aug 23)
Dawn M. Culp (Aug 24)
Kyri Glenn (Aug 24)
Joey Groller (Aug 24)
Jack Jochum, Sr. (Aug 24)
Jennifer Kosior (Aug 24)
Dolores Marie (Aug 24)
Alexander Matoon (Aug 24)
Jacob Stone (Aug 24)
Michael Buckeley (Aug 25)
Cathy Calkins (Aug 25)
Melissa Elliott (Aug 25)
Anita Foster (Aug 25)
Chris Gropp (Aug 25)
William Kearns (Aug 25)
Maggie Kneifel (Aug 25)
Angela McLean (Aug 25)
Angel Mitchell (Aug 25)
Mercedes Nardi (Aug 25)
Kayla Pichini (Aug 25)
Brian Ruck (Aug 25)
Darlene Shea Seyer (Aug 25)
Katherine Boehme (Aug 26)
Terry Brown (Aug 26)
Lisa Harris (Aug 26)
Melissa Hess (Aug 26)
Diane Johnson (Aug 26)
Kaylynn Lubert (Aug 26)
Cathi Myers (Aug 26)
Phoenix Nichols (Aug 26)
Roger Renfrew (Aug 26)
Leslie Slack (Aug 26)
Emma Crowe (Aug 27)
Renee Gray (Aug 27)
Gina Grim (Aug 27)
Laura Leigh McGuirk (Aug 27)
Jerry Neal (Aug 27)
Kellie Presogna (Aug 27)
Matthew Barczyk (Aug 28)
Holly Chesky (Aug 28)
Tom Gropp, Jr. (Aug 28)
Brandon Kiesel (Aug 28)
William Markowitz (Aug 28)
Jacquie Szalankiewicz (Aug 28)
Wynn Warren (Aug 28)
Hunter Haney (Aug 29)
Bryton James Hosler (Aug 29)
Jackson Jacobs (Aug 29)
Harold Rainey (Aug 29)
Emily Ramos (Aug 29)
Bill Round (Aug 29)
Aubree Rowley (Aug 29)
Shelley Caldwell (Aug 30)
Tyler Dealbertis (Aug 30)
Mary Furchak (Aug 30)
Rhonda Howard (Aug 30)
Jazlynn LeBon (Aug 30)
Barbara Lookenott (Aug 30)
Sam Perez (Aug 30)
Laryy Wozniak (Aug 30)
Michelle Bishop (Aug 31)
David Castro (Aug 31)
Emma Comp (Aug 31)
Erin Johnson (Aug 31)
John Kenney (Aug 31)
Chuck Long (Aug 31)
Benjamin Novak (Aug 31)
Jonathan Ortiz (Aug 31)
Chris Sanchez (Aug 31)
Mark Seilheimer (Aug 31)
Frank Szala (Aug 31)
Seth Bean (Sep 1)
Sevic Bean (Sep 1)
Lucas Chini (Sep 1)
Heather Delp (Sep 1)
John Elliott (Sep 1)
Scott Fosnot (Sep 1)
Jennifer Halloran (Sep 1)
Ben Huston (Sep 1)
Alexandra Monarrez (Sep 1)
Brian Nelson (Sep 1)
Amy Palizzi (Sep 1)
Will Round (Sep 1)
Kim Buzza Cooper (Sep 2)
Charles W. Kennick (Sep 2)
Liam Lydon (Sep 2)
Brody Ruck (Sep 2)
Tommy Gropp, III (Sep 3)
Hakim Hamer (Sep 3)
Ashley Ruck (Sep 3)
Taylor Sczur (Sep 3)
Richard Wolfe (Sep 3)
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Ronald McDonald House Charities - Pittsburgh Area
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Big Ben's BBQ SauceGo with what the Pro's use:
Big Ben's BBQ Sauce sales and fundraising have helped raise over $150,000 for his favorite charities, including The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation!
King Street Sports BarIf you are visiting or vacationing in South Carolina....
Stop by King Street Grille with locations in Charleston, Kiawah Island, James Island, Mt. Pleasant and Myrtle Beach!
"Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is part owner of the Charleston-based chain that is decked out in full Steelers theme. However, King Street Grille doesn't play favorites, it's a sports bar where all sports fans and fanatics are welcomed.
"If you're looking to catch up on sports highlights or catch a game, then this is the spot." -- Sun News Restaurant Review, July 29, 2010.
The words from Coach Hep's favorite poem, "Don't Quit" were not recited just to motivate his players before a game - they were a way of life for him. Ben keeps a copy of that poem taped to his locker.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out:
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but do not quit.
Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
Ben on the Cover