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Dilly! Dilly! April in Chantilly!

April 3rd, 4th & 5th to be exact!

That’s right! You’ll want to pack the kids in the car on that first weekend of April (3rd – 5th) and head to the Collector’s Showcase of America Spring Show at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA at 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center.

Steelers in attendance: Big Ben, Coach Cowher, Jerome Bettis, TJ Watt, Ryan Shazier, Devin Bush, Antwaan Randle El, Larry Foote, Jeff Reed, Hines Ward and Donnie Shell!

Autograph tickets are still available to purchase online or once you’re inside the door. Check under each player’s name to make sure what the pricing is for each type of item and any special info!

Admission to get into the Expo Center for adults is $5 per person on Friday (or free with an advanced ticket purchase) & $10 per person on Saturday & Sunday. Kids 12 & under are FREE!

Sports fans will have the opportunity to meet and get autographs from other big names in today’s game as well as the ‘Greats of the Game’ from not only the NFL, but MLB and NBA too: Jordy Nelson, Luke Kuechly, Nick Chubb, Joey & Nick Bosa, Tremaine Edmunds, Noah Fant, Frank Gore, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, Anthony Munoz, Emmitt Smith, Thurman Thomas, Ronnie Lott, Champ Bailey, Jim Brown, Ivan Rodriguez (MLB), Bobby Richardson (MLB), Eddie Murray (MLB), Paul Molitor (MLB), Steve Garvey (MLB), Spencer Haywood (NBA), Dan Issel (NBA) and Allan Iverson (NBA).

You can see the full list of athletes, along with the days & times they will be available, as well as ticket info, hotel info and even a floor plan so you can find your way around this expansive show all right here.

This is a well-organized & well-attended show. In fact, one quick stroll through the parking lot and you’ll think you’re in Pittsburgh South. There are also many reputable sports dealers on hand selling everything from autographed items to sports cards to vintage sports memorabilia to artwork for that Man Cave.

Of course, if you’d like to share photos and stories of meeting your favorite Steelers players, hit me up at [email protected] after the show and I’ll be happy to post them!

And since I brought it up…

By |March 10th, 2020|

‘Legion, Ben provide $7K for new K-9’

“This guy (K9 Csuti) has done an amazing job for the city. He’s taken a lot of stuff off the streets that didn’t need to be out there. It solves a whole lot of problems for us, and Brian and Csuti do a great job.” — Columbiana Police Chief Tim Gladis.

From Scott Lendak, at The Morning Journal:

As the [Columbiana] Police Department continues to accumulate money, it was presented with two checks for a combined $7,000 from the American Legion Post 290 Ladies Auxiliary Unit and the community foundation at last week’s city council meeting.

American Legion Post 290 Ladies Auxiliary Unit members Joyce Allcorn and Deb Gorby presented Gladis with a $2,000 check, which was made through a fundraiser specifically for the K-9 unit. Deann Davis also presented a check on behalf of the community foundation from the Ben Roethlisberger FoundationGiving Back Fund for $5,000.

“Without the community foundation we wouldn’t have been able to do this. We appreciate everything they did for us. Deann got really short notice from me and really did a lot of work. We appreciate Ben and this foundation for the help they’ve given us to help pay for a new dog.” — Chief Gladis.

Since the department needed to apply for the grant through a nonprofit organization, the community foundation acted as a conduit for the grant. Gladis thanked Davis for working quickly in a short amount of time to ensure they applied in time.

Granchie will remain working with Csuti and Gladis will assign a new officer to work with the other K-9 unit.

Photo (Scott Lendak): Columbiana Community Foundation representative Deann Davis presents a $5,000 check to Police Chief Tim Gladis, K-9 Officer Brian Granchie, K-9 Csuti and the police department for K-9 program from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation — Giving Back Fund.

You can help Ben and his foudation award more grants to police and fire departments by donating here!

By |March 9th, 2020|

Birthday Wishes for Ben

It’s our Dad’s birthday….Celebrate! Celebrate! We are thankful for our nature walks and all the adventures you take us on. We love spending time with you! Happy Birthday, Daddy!— Benjamin, Baylee & Bodie (who wanted to come up with their very own message for their daddy’s birthday).

Grateful to be journeying through this life with you and growing together in wisdom and in love every day. Happy 38 years my love! — Ashley.

Photos: Sean Gallagher

By |March 2nd, 2020|

The end of February is almost here…

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to purchase an awesome looking t-shirt and to support the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at the same time!

Ben’s Foundation and Sugarlands Distilling Company are teaming up this month for a great cause – and it’s not too late to join their team!

Sugarlands Distilling Company is excited to support the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation during the month of February for our 2020 Honoring America’s Heroes MoonShare campaign.

This organization supports police and fire departments throughout the U.S. with an emphasis on support for K-9 units and service dogs.

The proceeds of our MoonShare t-shirt sales through March 2nd (Ben’s birthday) will be donated to the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation to fund grants to K-9 Units and service dogs at police stations and fire departments across the country.

You can purchase t-shirts, just $19.99 & available in several different sizes, on Sugarlands’ website!

And you can always donate directly to Ben’s Foundation! Just click here.

Of course it’s ALWAYS a good time to honor both our military and our First Responders! Thank you so much to Sugarlands Distilling Company for this awesome opportunity!!

By |February 26th, 2020|

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert: ‘Could be a better Ben’

From Bob Labriola, Steelers.com:

Roethlisberger had a Feb. 21 appointment in California with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who had performed the surgery, and the speculation was that he could be cleared to begin throwing a Nerf football. But the video showed Roethlisberger throwing what looked to be a regulation football, which has been interpreted as a good sign.

“We saw the video. Ben was with (Steelers head athletic trainer) John Norwig when they visited the doctors out in California. That video was posted (of him throwing), which was very encouraging, but what we re-emphasized is we love the progress but we don’t play until September. We’ll continue to follow the doctor’s orders, and we’ll continue to encourage Ben. But what’s exciting about it is we might have a better Ben Roethlisberger coming out of this surgery. He sat for a year, he didn’t have wear and tear on his body for a year. Sure, he had a significant surgery, but we’re optimistic he might be better.”

Colbert then was asked to address whether the progress presented in the video might alter the timeline for Roethlisberger’s return to football activity:

“The timeline is always going to be that we want to have Ben ready for regular season game No. 1, whenever that is. We’ll follow the doctor’s orders to a ‘T.’ John Norwig will follow the rehab at the doctor’s orders as well. With a guy like Ben, you have to be careful to hold him back a little bit if he progresses maybe a little too aggressively because we have to make sure he is there for September whenever our first game is.

“Everyone understands that game days are most important, but participating in minicamps, OTAs, whatever he can, will be part of him having a great season, but again, we’re really thinking we’re not worried about the surgery because it might be a better result. I’m excited and encouraged about where he can go.”

Colbert expanded a bit on some of the reasons why he’s “excited and encouraged” about where Roethlisberger can go. The fact there was no wear and tear on his body that comes from an NFL season, this offseason can be spent attacking the rehab on his elbow while not having to endure, for example, knee pain, shoulder stiffness, and anything else that could result from 16 games of professional football: […]

By |February 25th, 2020|