The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation and Sarris Candies have teamed up to raise money for K-9 units across the country.

“We’re so grateful for Sarris Candies’ generous support. We’re excited to involve a local favorite like Sarris Candies in helping to support our police and fire departments!” — Ben

Each NFL season, The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation distributes grants to police and fire department K-9 units in the city, and surrounding community, of each regular season away game for the Steelers. The foundation also distributes several grants each year to K-9 units in the Pittsburgh area.

K-9 units are often woefully underfunded and depend on public donations to continue their important work protecting the community and their human partners.

To help involve the community in supporting this important cause, Sarris Candies and The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation have designed a cause-marketing program that allows chocolate lovers to purchase their favorite Sarris’ candies guilt-free:


You read it right! Just use the group code of 77-7777 on Sarris Candies’ website, ( to purchase any of Sarris’ expansive candy fundraising catalog products, like the Pittsburgh Black and Gold Assortment.

Sarris will then donate 25% of the purchase price to Ben’s foundation.

Bill Sarris, President of Sarris Candies, observed, “Giving back to the community in which we live has long been a core belief here at Sarris Candies and we’re excited to have the opportunity to have a little influence and encourage people to support and donate to such a worthy cause in our community.”

The Foundation distributed $157,600 in grants to K-9 units around the country during the 2013 NFL season and has distributed in excess of $1.2 million since 2007.

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is a component fund of The Giving Back Fund.

For more details on how to donate to Ben’s foundation through Sarris Candies, please visit