Thank you to all the fans!
I want to take a second to say thank you to all the fans who voted for me and helped me get back to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. It is an awesome honor to be voted by my peers and coaches, but even more by the fans and that’s all of you! I wouldn’t have been able to go if it weren’t for all of your votes (no matter how many times you voted, haha).
I also want to say thank you for all of you who voted for my teammates, it will be awesome to throw to 2 of my receivers! Also a special thank you to Erin! Without your help and support I would not be going to Hawaii, so thank you so very much.
Thanks again everyone and I’ll do my best to send some pics for you all to see.
P.S. A special thank you from Ashley because now that you all voted for me she finally gets her honeymoon! Haha
Thanks again, Ben and Ash
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Merry Christmas Steeler Nation!
Steelers training camp in December?
That's what Sarah Swenson thinks about when she attends camp in the summer!
"I picked a photo from each training camp visit I've made and had an ornament made. I have 2 on my tree now and just need to have 1 made from this year's trip. Thought you might enjoy my festive tree." -- Sarah
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Thanks Steeler Nation!!!
For his game against the Falcons!
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!
Congratulations to Ben!
Named the “Steelers 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year”
He is one of 32 NFL team’s “Man of the Year” award winners.
The award recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.
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!
A phone call from Ben???
You bet!! Now you can send a personalized phone call (or E-Card) from Ben to a family member or friend for a special occasion!
Click on the image above for more info!
Ben, The Steelers, and Make-A-Wish in 2013-2014
October 24th: Roethlisberger: 'To see the joy is special'
November 15th: Steelers make a wish come true
November 6th: An 8-year old Make-A-Wish Hero
November 1st: Big Ben donates to Make-A-Wish
September 22nd: Making a wish come true and then some
July 25th: A great day on the course for a very good cause
July 9th: The 2nd Annual Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Fundraiser
June 2nd: Roethlisberger makes impact off the field
April 14th: A Make-A-Wish day to remember
The Ben Roethlisberger FoundationCheck 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:
Happy Birthday Wishes To
Mason Boyer (Dec 15th)
Kelly Escamilla (Dec 15th)
Austin Franklin (Dec 15th)
Jorge Furber (Dec 15th)
Jennifer Keister (Dec 15th)
Terri Langley (Dec 15th)
Tammy Pasavant (Dec 15th)
Will Sims (Dec 15th)
Holly Athanasopoulos (Dec 16th)
Becky Brewer (Dec 16th)
J.J. Kamerer (Dec 16th)
David Kennick (Dec 16th)
Tyler Kneaul (Dec 16th)
Kim Miller (Dec 16th)
Bill Warheit (Dec 16th)
Hope Adkins (Dec 17th)
Doug Arnold (Dec 17th)
Zyan Chevis (Dec 17th)
Lavinia Coats (Dec 17th)
Julius Deal (Dec 17th)
Jamie Denzien (Dec 17th)
Lisa Dudley (Dec 17th)
Dylan Fennell (Dec 17th)
Jaime Hildebrand (Dec 17th)
Rosalie Hundley (Dec 17th)
Eric Link (Dec 17th)
Jeremy Lewis (Dec 17th)
Callie Meyers (Dec 17th)
Deanna McLaughlin (Dec 17th)
Kristie Pearson (Dec 17th)
Karen Price (Dec 17th)
Georgene Singleton (Dec 17th)
Jessica Stranathan (Dec 17th)
Debra Warner (Dec 17th)
Alisha Wells (Dec 17th)
Joel De Vera (Dec 18th)
Jenna Diefenbacher (Dec 18th)
Chris Dillinger (Dec 18th)
Homero Garza (Dec 18th)
Alma Gierke (Dec 18th)
Brennan Hart (Dec 18th)
Bruce Mullins (Dec 18th)
Domonique Raup (Dec 18th)
Manny Sepulveda (Dec 18th)
Jimmy Shaver (Dec 18th)
Rani Cochenour (Dec 19th)
Harry Dewar (Dec 19th)
Brian Gray (Dec 19th)
Allan Henshaw (Dec 19th)
Kyle Kovacs (Dec 19th)
Chris Lybarger (Dec 19th)
Joshua Mathiot (Dec 19th)
Holly Stene (Dec 19th)
Steeler Bean (Dec 20th)
Alexis Biggs (Dec 20th)
Diane Cole (Dec 20th)
Emmie Kersh (Dec 20th)
Faith Merricks (Dec 20th)
Audrie Perez (Dec 20th)
Andre Pruden (Dec 20th)
Tracy Pruden (Dec 20th)
Calvin Critchley (Dec 21st)
Karen Edenfield (Dec 21st)
Kenia Hernandez (Dec 21st)
Cindy Morrison (Dec 21st)
Lisa Slavick (Dec 21st)
Emily Cooper (Dec 22nd)
Kelly Frank (Dec 22nd)
strong>Jim Mathiot (Dec 22nd)
Vinny Mihalik (Dec 22nd)
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!
(Garrett Cagle was Ben's February, 2011 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 Lyndell Bouldin He was our Birthday Wishes winner for October!
You can see photos of the Birthday Wishes winners here.
Thank you to ALL of our sponsors for the 2014 Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Fundraiser & Invitational Golf Tournament
You can get info about both events 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
Ben on the Cover