Today, Ben announced the third and fourth grants of the 2010 season from The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund.

The Foundation will be distributing grants to both the North Miami Beach and the City of North Miami Police Departments, where the Steelers will play this weekend against the Dolphins.

Thomas A. Carney, Director of Police Services and Chief of Staff for the North Miami Beach Police Department said, “We are greatly appreciate of the donation by Mr. Roethlisberger. Our K-9 dogs are very important to our officers who risk their lives every day to protect our community. In these difficult budgetary times, we must rely more and more on outside sources of funding to support our officers’ efforts. This grant will provide our officers with additional resources to protect the citizens of North Miami Beach.”

Larry Juriga, Assistant Chief of Police of the North Miami Police Department said of their grant, “The North Miami Police Department is truly thankful to The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation for its generous support. The foundation’s grant will provide much needed equipment to protect our K-9’s, who in turn, will protect our officers and citizens. Our partnership with the foundation will add significantly to the success of our mission.”

For more information on The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, check out the Foundation page.

For more information on The Giving Back Fund, please contact Stephanie Sandler at (310) 649-5222 or visit their website.