Heads up for Steeler Nation Arizona:

Big Ben will join Jerome Bettis, Andrew Luck, Larry Fitzgerald, Carson Palmer, Merril Hoge, and many others at the Bruce Arians Inaugural Arizona Celebrity Golf Classic charity event next weekend March 7th-9th at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa.

The tournament benefits The Arians Family Foundation which supports CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in making sure that children who are involved in the court system, as a result of abuse or neglect by their families, receive the love and help they need.

You can get more info here.

Birthday Hoops:

Ben and his lovely wife, Ashley spent his birthday weekend (well, at least Saturday night) front and center at the WPIAL Basketball Championship between New Castle and Hampton.

“I don’t remember a WPIAL title game that created such ticket demand as the New Castle-Hampton game. The contest was sold out. It even brought out Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. Pitt coach Jamie Dixon came straight from his team’s game at Notre Dame. Dixon and Roethlisberger sat next to each other on the floor under one of the baskets.” — Mike White, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

You can see a few photos here.

Simply put:

“Ben.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette, when asked in his on-line chat yesterday who would he take in the NFL Draft, Ben or Terry Bradshaw?

The Best of Ben, 2013:

Stop by Steelers.com this week and check out their slideshow of the “Top Photographs of Ben Roethlisberger” from last season.

And while you’re there, watch their video montage of Ben’s best moments from last season as well.