The Ben Roethlisberger Football Camp – Day 2.
“Let me just say that Ben’s camp was an absolute delight!! It’s a very well run and organized camp with never a dull moment. Ben is great with the kids! Once again he threw the football to every camper so they could have chance to ‘catch a pass from Big Ben’! Both of my grandson’s caught their passes! YEAH!! Thanks so much to Ben for a wonderful experience for my grandsons!!” — Anita Doddroe, to the website.
From Stephen J. Nesbitt, at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today:
A mighty challenge awaited Ben Roethlisberger when he stepped onto the Seneca Valley High School football field Monday for his fourth annual camp.
There were 500 youths in front of him all expecting the same thing: To catch a pass from the Steelers quarterback.
Roethlisberger laughed when he heard the plan, but he obliged.
“I did it last year just because I thought it would be fun,” Roethlisberger explained. “I got told when I got here that the kids were looking forward to it, so I’ve got to do it again.
When the two-day camp wraps up today, Roethlisberger will head to the airport to embark on a 10-day golfing trip to Ireland and Scotland. The trip was a gift from his wife, Ashley, for his 30th birthday.
The first item on the itinerary is breakfast at the home of Steelers owner Dan Rooney, the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, in Dublin.
You can read more and see video from the camp here.
“My son had the most amazing time at camp….Ben was amazing to all of the campers, and was present on the field the whole time, playing, encouraging, and inspiring these young kids! Thanks Ben!” — Tina Marie Cicero, to the website.
Ben was a surprise call-in guest to the DVE Morning Show! He talks about the camp, the kids, impending fatherhood, mini-camp, and his trip to Ireland.
“Our sellout is 450, and this year we let in like 23 extra kids…we’ve got 470-some kids. I threw a pass to every single kid, my arm is a little sore today. We have fun, the kids have a blast!”
You can listen to his very funny interview here.
You can see the latest photos from the camp here (pages 1 through 4).
WPXI has a camp photo gallery here.
You can also see more of Camp Assistant Brett Keisel on his official site here.