Today, Ben announced two grants from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund.

The Foundation will be distributing grants to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky and the Miami University Police Department outside of Cincinnati where the Steelers will play the Bengals on Sunday, December 7th.

“Thank you Ben for giving back to your alma mater, Miami University, and supporting our mission of keeping our campus and surrounding communities safe.” — K-9 Patrolman Keith Hibbard, Miami University Police Department.

1stDayOnTheJob_wpThe Mercer County Sheriff’s Office will use the funds to purchase heat alarms for two K-9 vehicles while Miami University plans to apply the grant toward training equipment.

More from K-9 Patrolman Keith Hibbard, “The Miami University Police Department K-9 unit is honored to have been selected by the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation as a 2014 grant recipient. The continued success of our K-9 unit and other regional K-9 teams that train with our K-9 unit will be strongly supported by this generous gift. This training equipment will enable regional K-9 teams training at venues on our campus to maintain a high level of readiness and preparedness to respond when called upon.”

These are the tenth and eleventh grants awarded of the 2014-15 season thus far. This marks the eighth season that the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation has distributed grants to K-9 units.

And don’t forget:

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

Tweet of the Day:

B Max @Fallenheroes21
I hate the @steelers but I’m a Ben Roethlisberger fan now. Great piece on @NFLFilms – Ben donating K9’s to police depts. #GoBrowns

If you missed the segment on Ben’s foundation, check the post below for re-air dates & times!

You can read more information on Ben’s foundation here.