Today, Ben announced the eighth grant of the 2016 season from The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund.

111716The Foundation will be distributing a grant to the North Ridgeville Police Department.

North Ridgeville is a city of 31,871 located in Lorain County in Northeast Ohio, and is just 30 minutes from Cleveland, where the Steelers will play the Cleveland Browns this Sunday, November 20th.

North Ridgeville will use their grant to purchase and train a dual purpose K-9.

“The North Ridgeville (OH) Police Department would like to extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation and The Giving Back Fund for being awarded a K-9 grant. The Foundation’s generous contribution to our K-9 program will provide the essential funds to purchase another K-9 for the citizens of North Ridgeville. We thank Mr. Roethlisberger and his foundation for their continued support of police K-9 programs throughout the country.” — Capt. Marti Garrow, Operations Commander, North Ridgeville Police Department.

Hey Steelers fans:

You can support future K-9 grants by joining Ben’s crowdfunding campaign on Big Ben is pledging $1,000 per touchdown this season to his foundation. Supporters can increase the impact by pledging to donate any amount per touchdown.

For more information about Ben’s foundation please contact Charisse Browner at