…rocked the house on Sunday, June 2nd at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille!

The fundraising event was a tremendous success thanks to the local community – 268 people came out to enjoy the “strolling dinner”, music performed by The American Flyers Show Band, and to participate in both the Live and Silent Auctions!

“It means a lot to me. We are in such an awesome spot. I have such an opportunity to give back to the community I call home. Pittsburgh is home to me. I love doing things for the community, for the kids, for people, just helping out. This is a small thing I feel I can do to help.” – Ben

The event raised close to $50,000 which will benefit both of Ben’s Foundation causes: the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia as well as K-9 Police and Fire Units across the country.

The party host on stage with his Master of Ceremonies, DVE‘s own Randy Baumann got the crowd bidding like crazy for many of the amazing Live Auction items, including a trip to Costa Rica, a golf getaway to Georgia, and the opportunity to see an L.A. Red Carpet Premiere!

And the amazing items didn’t stop with the Live Auction!

These are just a few of the autographed items that were up for bid on Jergels’ dance floor during the Silent Auction – a plethora of Pittsburgh Sports memorabilia! Needless to say, they all found new homes by the end of the evening!

You can see more photos, INCLUDING Ben’s turn at the drums with the band, here (pages 1 through 3)!

THANK YOU to all our sponsors for the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Fundraiser: Legacy Lanes; Chrislynn Energy; Broadway Collision; and Jergel’s Rhythm Grille.