Congratulations to our kindergarten graduate! We are so proud of you & we love you!!! — Dad, Mommy, Bay & Bodie.
From Eye On Annapolis:
Annapolis Police Department K-9s just received a K-9 vehicle alarm system paid for with a grant from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund to the Chesapeake K-9 Fund. The Chesapeake K-9 Fund sought the grant to support the Annapolis Police Department’s K-9 Unit. The grant, which totaled $2,719.99, was awarded in November of 2018.
The Chesapeake K-9 Fund is a 501c (3) charity located in Annapolis, MD whose mission is to help offset costs for law enforcement K-9 units in the Chesapeake Bay area.
The money was awarded in November of 2018 and was already used to purchase two K-9 bullet and stab protective vests for Annapolis Police K-9s Cal and Roxy. Now a K-9 vehicle alarm system has been purchased using the remaining grant money. The alarm system will be installed in a vehicle used to transport K-9s in the Annapolis Police Department’s K-9 Unit. The alarm system is designed to assure the health and safety of the dog while in the vehicle, especially when the handler is outside the vehicle. The system has sensors to track temperature as well as the vehicle’s battery voltage. When problems are detected, the system activates a siren with a special warning signal, displays a message on an LCD display and sends an alert to the handler on a mobile device.
Steeler Nation, you can help our Nation’s police and fire agencies with police and rescue K9’s, as well as equipment, by donating to Ben’s foundation here!
We are so grateful to have been blessed with this amazing little boy the last three years, and could not be more excited to see what life brings his way. He is growing so quickly and we are incredibly proud of the sweet, adventurous soul that he has become! Happy Birthday Bodie (A.K.A. TANK)! We love you! XOXOXO — Daddy, Mommy, Jr., Bay, and Remy & Kota.
Dadddd!!! You know I wanted to drive car #7!!!!
Of course every now and then a fella has to show his softer side!
Seriously though, how GREAT is my Mommy?
Bodie the Beach Boy, that’s me!! Wait, did somebody say “Surf’s up”!!
“I lost my disabled veteran ex-husband, yet still best friend of 30+ years, this past December. He was only 53-years old. A Pennsylvania native, Rich loved his Country & gave 20 years of service in the United States Air Force. He also loved his Steelers so much and bled Black & Gold! Our children and I would be so grateful and proud [to see him on Ben’s website]. Rich would be too. Thank you!” — Suzanne Zoller & the Zoller Family.
In commenting on why the mission of the foundation is so important to him, Roethlisberger said, “We’re very fortunate to be in the position that we are able to help these K-9 units. The work that is performed by the dogs and their handlers as well as the bond that is formed is incredible. We’re just thrilled to do our small part.”