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
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“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
A little tackle football last Spring with Dad and...wait...there’s a fumble….it appears there's a scramble for the ball! And it look's like Benjamin Jr. will recover it!!
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Look: Big Ben’s Touchdowns for K9’s
Fans can support future K-9 grants by joining Ben’s crowdfunding campaign.. Ben is pledging $1,000 per throwing touchdown this season to his foundation. Supporters can increase the impact by pledging to donate any amount per touchdown!
Click on the image above to make your pledge!
The Ben Roethlisberger Show
You can hear Ben's show LIVE every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. during football season on "The Cook and Poni Show " on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM).
Ben has NO personal social networking pages or accounts...
He does NOT have a personal Twitter account, a Facebook page, nor a Myspace page.
If you come across one, it's a fake!
But you can follow his website's Twitter feed and Facebook page to stay updated!
Now THIS is a sweet deal!!
Place an order using the group code of 77-7777 on Sarris Candies’ website and Sarris will donate 25% of the purchase price to Ben’s foundation.
Click on the image above for more info!
Ben, The Steelers, and Make-A-Wish
September 30, 2016: Ben & Steelers make a wish come true
December 19, 2015: This was pure magic
November 13, 2015: Ben Roethlisberger and 9-year-old cancer survivor bond over cleats
November 7, 2015: Fridays in November have been about making wishes come true!
October 31, 2015: Steelers give this special fan 'an amazing day'
October 4, 2015: A gift of life, a wish of a lifetime
September 18, 2015: Ben and Antonio Make A Wish come true
October 24, 2014: Roethlisberger: 'To see the joy is special'
November 15, 2014: Steelers make a wish come true
November 6, 2013: An 8-year old Make-A-Wish Hero
November 1, 2013: Big Ben donates to Make-A-Wish
September 22, 2013: Making a wish come true and then some
July 25, 2013: A great day on the course for a very good cause
July 9, 2013: The 2nd Annual Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Fundraiser
June 2, 2013: Roethlisberger makes impact off the field
April 14, 2013: A Make-A-Wish day to remember
The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation
Check out the Foundation page!
Click on the image below for information on The Giving Back Fund:
If you would like to donate to Ben's Foundation, click here.
Happy Birthday Wishes To
Hunter Arnold (Sep 22)
Lila Chapman (Sep 22)
James E. Frazier, Sr. (Sep 22)
Delanie Gross (Sep 22)
Zandra Lucero (Sep 22)
Chris Minton (Sep 22)
Elijah Williams (Sep 22)
Bradley Basich (Sep 23)
Michael Hershey (Sep 23)
Donald Lentz, Jr. (Sep 23)
Austin Parrish (Sep 23)
William Studniarz (Sep 23)
Pam Arnold (Sep 24)
Shirley Brunet (Sep 24)
Ron Colpo, Jr. (Sep 24)
Kip Compton (Sep 24)
Andrea Denzien (Sep 24)
Sheri Hayer (Sep 24)
Brittni Krajicek (Sep 24)
Christopher Prizgint (Sep 24)
Julie Tokar (Sep 24)
Martha Trimpe (Sep 24)
Dylan Bodner (Sep 25)
Jenise Gilbert (Sep 25)
Brendan Horn (Sep 25)
Drew Krajicek (Sep 25)
Maureen Thomas (Sep 25)
Kevin Carter (Sep 26)
Joni Jenkins (Sep 26)
Sharon Kahle (Sep 26)
Rylee Parker (Sep 26)
Nicolas Pol (Sep 26)
Toni Marie Risch (Sep 26)
Travis Waulk (Sep 26)
Brandon Crone (Sep 27)
Alexander Hammers (Sep 27)
Mike Hammond (Sep 27)
Yvette Walker (Sep 27)
Eric Wright (Sep 27)
Sophia Bedont (Sep 28)
Jack Birath (Sep 28)
Randy Caldwell (Sep 28)
Nico Galati (Sep 28)
Jordyn Hayden (Sep 28)
Judy Hollifield (Sep 28)
Kimberly Mobley (Sep 28)
Sofia Quezada (Sep 28)
Donald Strother, Jr. (Sep 28)
Walt Galanowsky (Sep 29)
Abby Henderson (Sep 29)
Stefano Mallocci (Sep 29)
Dusty Morrison (Sep 29)
Emily Ryan Reed (Sep 29)
Kay Barnes (Sep 30)
Nathan Anthony Ciufo (Sep 30)
Becky Cooley (Sep 30)
Carolyn Ferguson (Sep 30)
Ryan Hastings (Sep 30)
Blayden Howard (Sep 30)
Samantha Jones (Sep 30)
Bob Simmons (Sep 30)
Kim Combs (Oct 1)
Art Frank (Oct 1)
Mary Ann Locario (Oct 1)
Gianna Rubino (Oct 1)
Reva Shank (Oct 1)
John Teets (Oct 1)
Jack Birath (Oct 1)
Dorothy Crone (Oct 2)
Bill Dilelio (Oct 2)
Susan Eppard (Oct 2)
Josh Henigin (Oct 2)
Gabriella Hundley (Oct 2)
Robert Josey (Oct 2)
Dylan Kirchner (Oct 2)
Michael Riccitelli (Oct 2)
Alisa Rosilus (Oct 2)
Leanna Sky Szwydek (Oct 2)
Susan Gaggiotti (Oct 3)
Theresa Frankiewicz (Oct 3)
Tammy Heflin (Oct 3)
Kevin Andariese (Oct 4)
Robert Burkhart (Oct 4)
Zachary Coin (Oct 4)
Tammy Combs (Oct 4)
Tommy Grant (Oct 4)
Dot Kifer (Oct 4)
Lou Naccarato (Oct 4)
Paul Naso (Oct 4)
Lauren Paulquskas (Oct 4)
Laura Santonastaso (Oct 4)
Ben Sheetz (Oct 4)
Tammie Thompson (Oct 4)
Zachary Tuskowski (Oct 4)
Joan Hawkins (Oct 5)
Mason Sigmon (Oct 5)
Paul Tarbay (Oct 5)
Carla Weaver (Oct 5)
Lyndell Bouldin (Oct 6)
Greg Dicoskey (Oct 7)
Cody Hall (Oct 7)
Aiden Holecek (Oct 7)
Jordan McDaniel (Oct 7)
Amy Naccarato (Oct 7)
Tracy Schmidt (Oct 7)
Lucas Walker (Oct 7)
Nancy Beatty (Oct 8)
Rob Flick (Oct 8)
Derrick Leacy (Oct 8)
Mikaela Manny (Oct 8)
Sheila Sherrill (Oct 8)
Donna Silvio (Oct 8)
Gina Trani (Oct 8)
Would you like BigBen7 to post a birthday wish for you or someone else? Just email me with the name, and the birth month and day! Birthdays are posted on Fridays for the coming week.
NOTE: Birthday greeting requests must be sent before the birthday month starts and prior to the posting of the new week's list. Otherwise, they will be put on the calendar for the next year.
All fans on the Birthday Wishes list are eligible to win one of Ben's game-used autographed cleats, courtesy of Ben himself!
(Damien Thompson was Ben's July, 2014 winner)
A birthday winner's name will be drawn and notified at the end of each month in which their birthday was recognized.
*Congratulations to Edward Rush. He was our Birthday Wishes winner for June!
You can see photos of some of our Birthday Wishes winners here.
Ronald McDonald House Charities - Pittsburgh Area
For more information and to donate, click on the image link below:
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.
Book - The C.H.I.L.D. Game Plan
Written By: Bruce A. Tollner, Rep 1 Sports
Foreword by: Stephen R. Covey, #1 Bestselling Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"
Ben on the book: "As a quarterback, I have played on some championship teams—and I have experienced some painful losses. Regardless of the outcome of any one game, my dad has been there to cheer me on. Whether I throw a winning touchdown pass or an interception, I know my dad is there to say, 'Good job, Son, I am proud of you!' My parents have had a major influence on the way I live life, as well as the way I play football. Because of their influence, and that of my coaches and others, I am blessed to be able to live out a childhood dream to play professional football. The C.H.I.L.D. Game Plan can help you to help your child live out their childhood dreams. Read this book, and put together a winning game plan for your child."— Ben Roethlisberger, two-time Super Bowl Champion Quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers
To order your copy, just click on the image link above!
Book - Sidelined: Overcoming Odds through Unity, Passion, and Perseverance
Written By: Chuck Pagano with Bruce A. Tollner, Rep 1 Sports
Foreword by: Tony Dungy
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