“It’s awesome. It’s so much fun! When a kid’s wish is to hang out with the Steelers, it’s special. To see the smile on their face is so neat.” — Ben, on what the experience meant to him.

From Teresa Varley, Steelers.com today:

Safety Troy Polamalu made a day at training camp special for 11-year old Teddy Theys, who got to meet his favorite Steelers player and many others thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Theys attended one of the team’s morning practices, receiving a personal welcome from Coach Mike Tomlin before meeting Polamalu and hanging out with him on the practice field.

In addition to meeting Polamalu, Theys also met Brett Keisel and Ben Roethlisberger on the field, and then the rest of the players once practice ended.

You can read more from Ms. Varley and see some great photos here.

Also Today:

A new Da Baby Beard!

Congratulations to Brett Keisel and his wife, Sarah on the birth of their son! Da Baby Beard joins a big brother and big sister! Brett announced the happy news on his website today! You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter!

From one foundation to another!

The 6th Annual Alby Oxenreiter Golf Classic for the Multiple Sclerosis Service Society division of UCP/CLASS was held on Monday, August 6, 2012 at the Chartiers Country Club.

Mr. Oxenreiter is the Sports Director for WPXI-TV, and the main sports anchor for Channel 11 News. He is the host for this annual day of golfing with proceeds raised helping local people living with Multiple Sclerosis and to provide them with services through the Multiple Sclerosis Service Society.

One of the sponsors of the event is The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation. Mr. Oxenreiter wanted to recognize Ben for his support:

“Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and his foundation have never wavered in their support of what we do. Thanks Ben!”

You can learn more about his annual tournament here.