Today, Ben announced the fourth and fifth grant awards of the 2018 season from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund.

FallPuppy_340The Foundation will be distributing grants to the Annapolis Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, both south of M&T Bank Stadium where the Steelers will play the Ravens on November 4th.

The Annapolis Police Department will utilize the grant to purchase needed safety equipment for their K-9 unit.

“This grant will be used to purchase two K-9 vests and an alarm system for a K-9 vehicle. These items are potentially lifesaving for our hardworking four-legged K-9 officers. We can’t thank the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation enough for this generous grant.” — Annapolis Chief of Police Scott Baker.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office plans to use the funds to replace a recently retired dog.

“As the Sheriff in Montgomery County, Maryland, it is my honor to acknowledge the generosity of the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation for this grant to our K-9 unit. The Roethlisberger Foundation grant will allow the Sheriff’s Office to continue to train specialized K-9 teams for the Sheriff’s Office and other affiliated law enforcement agencies in our region.” — Montgomery County Sheriff Darren M. Popkin.

In commenting on why the mission of the foundation is so important to him, Roethlisberger said, “We’re very fortunate to be in the position that we are able to help these K-9 units. The work that is performed by the dogs and their handlers as well as the bond that is formed is incredible. We’re just thrilled to do our small part.”


You can help support future K-9 grants by purchasing candy on Sarris Candies’ website, (, using a special purchase code (77-7777). Sarris will donate 25 percent of the purchase price to the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation.

If you’d like more information about the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation you can visit Ben’s Foundation page. For more in-depth information, please contact Jessica Duffaut at