Today, Ben announced the sixth grant of the 2010 season from The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund.

The foundation will be distributing a grant to the City of Middletown Police Department, outside of Cincinnati, OH where the Steelers will play the Bengals tonight on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

The Middletown Police Department will use the grant to update their training equipment and facilities including the construction of six kennels. The facility is used for the training purposes of Middletown canines and handlers, as well as those of the City of Monroe, City of Kettering, City of Oxford and Miami University.

Middletown Police Chief Schwarber said, “We’d like to express our appreciation for this generous gift from The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation. Mr. Roethlisberger is a true supporter of canine programs and in the tough economic times, it’s gratifying to see a professional athlete like this step in and provide funding for a project that otherwise would not get done.”

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation seeks to support K-9 units of police and fire departments throughout the United States with a particular emphasis on support for service dogs in Pittsburgh, PA.

For more info on Ben’s foundation, check out his page here.

For info on the City of Middletown Police Department, check out their website here.

About The Giving Back Fund

The Giving Back Fund (GBF) is a national public charity that creates and professionally manages charitable foundations and other philanthropic programs for athletes, entertainers, business entrepreneurs, and corporations.

For more info on The Giving Back Fund, check out their website here or contact Jessica Duffaut at