The Pittsburgh Post Gazette‘s Ray Fittipaldo caught up with Ben at his Football Camp yesterday:

Roethlisberger was joined at his youth camp by Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner and several teammates, including offensive linemen Willie Colon and Trai Essex, receiver Emmanuel Sanders and reserve quarterback Charlie Batch.

This is the fifth year that Roethlisberger has played host to a football camp for youths.

“I want to be an influence on these kids,” Roethlisberger said. “I want to see the smile on their faces when they catch a pass or high five them when they catch a touchdown. I’m sweating more than they are running from field to field. To me, it’s so awesome to have this opportunity. Even if you teach them one little thing, or any little thing that makes them smile, that’s what it’s all about.”

You can read the rest here.

You can see photos from the Football Camp, compliments of Cindy Dupray, here.

*Thank you Cindy!