…to purchase your advance tickets for the Chantilly Show!
Ben is scheduled to appear at the Collector’s Showcase of America‘s Chantilly Sports Show from 12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M., which will be held at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA on April 1, 2012. Advance ticket sales ends on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
The three-day show (March 30th – April 1st) will feature autograph sessions with Ben and teammates Antonio Brown, Mike Wallace, Ryan Clark, Cameron Heyward, and Lawrence Timmons (all on Sunday, check times for their appearances).
Other Steelers greats include Jerome Bettis (Saturday), Hines Ward (Sunday), Rocky Bleier (Sunday), Franco Harris (Sunday) and NFL HOF’er Joe Greene (Sunday).
Also signing autographs: NFL HOF’er Joe Schmidt (both on Saturday); seven-time Pro Bowler Jason Witten (Saturday); Miles Austin (Saturday); Matthew Stafford (Sunday); Sam Bradford (Sunday); Robert Griffin III (Saturday); NBA Top 50 players Bob Cousy (Saturday) & Dolph Schayes (Saturday); and MLB Rookies of the Year Wally Moon (Sunday) & Albie Pearson (Sunday).
If you want to wait until the day of the show, tickets will be available for purchase throughout the weekend: March 30th -April 1st.
CSA suggests that you purchase your unsigned merchandise (for autographing) prior to the show to save money. You can do so through their website or over the phone. More info here.
Before and after getting your item(s) signed, you can wander through the Show’s many sports dealers booths.
Please check out their website to read about pricing for autograph tickets and to purchase yours online!
The Dulles Expo Center is located in Fairfax County, VA. For a map and directions, click here. For a list of hotels in the area, click here.
Ben’s appearance courtesy of the Sports Emporium, Gamebreaker Sports, and The Jersey Source.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Fan Donnie Davidson had to "weather" a tough snow storm in Chattanooga, Tennessee last year, and decided his yard deserved the toughest of snowmen to go with it - Big Ben!
Congratulations to Ben!
Named AFC Offensive Player for the month of November!
He completed 97 of 157 passes for 1,188 yards with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions for a quarterback rating of 100.5 in four games, leading his team to a 3-1 record.
*Thank you to fan contributor Anna Harkey for her rendition of "Pilgrim Ben"!
The Ben Roethlisberger Show
Ben will make regular weekly appearances on KDKA-FM, Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan for the upcoming NFL season!
The Ben Roethlisberger Show will air Tuesdays at 11 a.m. with The Fan’s Vinnie & Cook Show,, starting September 10th.
*You can also visit us at BR-7.com
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!
2014 Pro Bowl Voting
This season’s Pro Bowl is different. The stars are realigned. No more AFC vs. NFC. It’s all about giving fans matchups they’ve never seen before. The game like you’ve never seen it before. This is the Pro Bowl: Unconferenced.
The game will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.
Players will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft, which will air on Wednesday, Jan. 22, on NFL Network.
You can read more on the specific changes to the game here.
“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!” – Ben, in his thank you to the fans for his selection to the 2012 Pro Bowl.
You can vote for the Black & Gold as many times as you like, and you can get started here!
You can see photos from Ben's last Pro Bowl appearance in 2012 here.
2014 Lou Holtz HOF Dinner
Ben will be the guest speaker at the fundraising dinner which will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the St. Florian Hall in Wintersville, Ohio. in Wintersville, Ohio.
Tickets are $110 per person which covers admission, the meal, commemorative gifts and a chance at prize drawings held during the event. Of that cost, $50 is tax deductible.
You can pre-order tickets by calling 330-386-5443. Tickets go on sale on January 16, 2014.
You can learn more about the Lou Holtz Hall of Fame here.
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!
AND for the month of December, you can enter to win an autographed Big Ben jersey!
Click on the image to enter the contest and for more info!
Ben, The Steelers, and Make-A-Wish in 2013
November 15th: Steelers make a wish come
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:
Proud Sponsors of The 2013 Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament
Apollo Jets, the premiere private jets and aircraft charter company:
Summit Golf Brands – the company behind three of the golf industry’s leading brands:
EP Pro , Premier women’s golf sportswear company for over 18 years:
Fairway & Greene, luxury golf apparel and sportswear:
Zero Restriction, waterproof rainwear for golfers:
You can get info about the Tournament here.
Happy Birthday Wishes To
Carlos D. Aguilar (Dec 1st)
Sterling Furches (Dec 1st)
Sophia Hildebrand (Dec 1st)
Joe Mlinarich (Dec 1st)
Shari Quinn (Dec 1st)
Aven Sandoval (Dec 1st)
Janet Schwartz (Dec 1st)
Kristine Wiel (Dec 1st)
Scott Baylor (Dec 2nd)
Chris Gralanowsky (Dec 2nd)
Noah Locario (Dec 2nd)
Lauren Meistrell (Dec 2nd)
Angel Mix (Dec 2nd)
Janessa Parker (Dec 2nd)
Jack Presogna (Dec 2nd)
Carl Roberts (Dec 2nd)
Sarah Swenson (Dec 2nd)
Nikki Trail (Dec 2nd)
Susan Weber (Dec 2nd)
Bobbie Brzezinski (Dec 3rd)
Christopher Currie (Dec 3rd)
Dakota Horstman (Dec 3rd)
Madelyn A. Kennick (Dec 3rd)
Kim Markel (Dec 3rd)
Zack Mattiuz (Dec 3rd)
Pam Miller (Dec 3rd)
Gabriel Pegram (Dec 3rd)
Garrith Pegram (Dec 3rd)
Blayze Stephaniak (Dec 3rd)
Trent Williams (Dec 3rd)
Jeff Ambrosio (Dec 4th)
Kelly Clemons (Dec 4th)
Karen Diaz (Dec 4th)
Dustin Nicholas (Dec 4th)
William Passavant (Dec 4th)
Nick Rowley (Dec 4th)
Laura Salter (Dec 4th)
Avery Smith (Dec 4th)
Landon Gallegos (Dec 5th)
Pete Hoffman (Dec 5th)
Madison Humphries (Dec 5th)
Pete Hoffman (Dec 5th)
Nicholas Mangone (Dec 5th)
Leilani Pacheco (Dec 5th)
Maria Pallerino (Dec 5th)
Lindsey Welborn (Dec 5th)
Anthony Brensinger (Dec 6th)
Cynthia B. Cardona (Dec 6th)
Sandy Churchill (Dec 6th)
Harmony Frith (Dec 6th)
Joanne Hall (Dec 6th)
Judy Ramski (Dec 6th)
Brett Thornton (Dec 6th)
Tysen-Hines Bean (Dec 7th)
Hailey Elizabeth (Dec 7th)
Jamie Gamboa (Dec 7th)
Sheri Gross (Dec 7th)
Dylan Hildebrand (Dec 7th)
Kody Krug (Dec 7th)
Brayden Mondragon-Garcia (Dec 7th)
Kim Nalley (Dec 7th)
Alexis Stevens (Dec 7th)
Carleen Coulter (Dec 8th)
Jennifer Desmond (Dec 8th)
Emily Lentz (Dec 8th)
Reggie Murray (Dec 8th)
Regina Murray (Dec 8th)
Shelly Nicholson (Dec 8th)
Jamie Popik (Dec 8th)
Jon Simmons (Dec 8th)
Jacob Stamcoff (Dec 8th)
Shelly Wagner (Dec 8th)
Amy Anderson (Dec 9th)
Bonnie Andrews (Dec 9th)
Paul Brewer (Dec 9th)
Ryan Elliott (Dec 9th)
Herb Fink (Dec 9th)
Jacie Kersh (Dec 9th)
Carol Ann Lee (Dec 9th)
Jose Manion (Dec 9th)
Jean Miller (Dec 9th)
Nancy Newton (Dec 9th)
Shannon O'Connor (Dec 9th)
Michael Pasavant (Dec 9th)
Lou Sotelo, Jr. (Dec 9th)
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 Al Boyd! He was our Birthday Wishes winner for November!
You can see photos of the Birthday Wishes winners here.
Ronald McDonald House Charities - Pittsburgh Area
For more information and to donate, click on the image link below:
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - UPMC
For more information and to donate, click on the image link below:
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.
Big Ben's BBQ SauceGo with what the Pro's use:
A portion of the proceeds donated to The Ronald McDonald House. For home purchase and fundraisers!
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!
Ben on the Cover