FEBRUARY 11TH UPDATE: More players announced for the Chantilly Show!

Ben is scheduled to appear at the Collector’s Showcase of America‘s Chantilly Sports Show held at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA on April 1, 2012.

The three-day show (March 30-April 1) will feature autograph sessions with Ben and teammates Antonio Brown, Hines Ward, Mike Wallace, Ryan Clark, Cameron Heyward, and Lawrence Timmons (all on Sunday); Jerome Bettis (Sunday), Rocky Bleier (Sunday); NFL HOF’ers Joe Greene (Sunday), Deion Sanders and Joe Schmidt (both on Saturday); seven-time Pro Bowler Jason Witten (Saturday); Miles Austin (Saturday); Matthew Stafford (Sunday); Sam Bradford (Sunday); NBA Top 50 players Bob Cousy (Saturday) & Dolph Schayes (Saturday); and MLB Rookies of the Year Wally Moon (Sunday) & Albie Pearson (Sunday).

More athletes will be added to the weekend in the coming months.

Before and after getting your item(s) signed, you can wander through the Show’s many sports dealers booths.

Please check out their website to read about pricing for autograph tickets and to purchase yours online!

The Dulles Expo Center is located in Fairfax County, VA. For a map and directions, click here. For a list of hotels in the area, click here.

Ben’s appearance is courtesy of the Sports Emporium, Gamebreaker Sports, and The Jersey Source.

And just in case you missed the post in November….

Ben will be the guest speaker at the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame banquet on April 28, 2012.

The event will take place at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA.

“With it being our 25th anniversary, we thought it would be appropriate to get a blockbuster name,” Blair Hall president Dave Andrews said. “And we have that with Ben Roethlisberger.”

Mr. Andrews continued, “Ben’s agent went to Hines, and he spoke highly of our event,” Andrews said. “It was something that interested Ben’s agent, and Ben accepted right away. He wanted to speak for an organization that honors student athletes and local sports heroes. We invited him to bring his wife as well.”

Set for induction April 28 are former St. Francis basketball player and current Williamsburg coach Don Appleman, former Maryland football player Todd Benson, former minor league baseball player Harold “Bucky” Bush, former Duquesne University and WNBA player Candace Futrell, former Villanova basketball player Allen Griffith and Tyrone Area High School’s PIAA championship football team of 1999.

Tickets are $85 each or $850 for tables of 10. Corporate packages, which include 10 tickets to Saturday night’s banquet, 10 tickets to Friday night’s inductees reception and a photo with Ben, are also available.

For more information, contact Kathy Millward at 296-2302.

Also Today:

Ben took a photo of the beautiful island of Kauai where he and Ashley are enjoying their extended stay in Hawaiian Islands.

You can see all the photos in Ben’s album here.

And a teammate event you won’t want to miss….

Brett Keisel’s Shear the Beard II (also known as the Second Annual Mountain Man Makeover) will be held on Thursday, February 9 at the Diesel Club Lounge (1601 East Carson St. Pittsburgh, PA).

Tickets are $25.00, which includes admission, your first drink, appetizers, and opportunities to win prizes, plus live entertainment provided by Donnie Iris and the Chris Higbee Project.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the shaving ceremony will commence at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, check out Brett’s official site!