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Steelers' QB Announces Nine Pittsburgh Area K-9 Grants

February 13, 2014  | 

Today, Pittsburgh Steelers' Quarterback and Findlay, Ohio native, Ben Roethlisberger, announced the final grants of the 2013-14 season from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund. The Foundation will be distributing nine grants totaling $77,000 to police departments in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area where the Steelers play their home games.

The K-9 departments receiving funding from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation this year are City of Washington Police, Edinboro Borough Police, Eureka Fire Rescue EMS, Forest Hills Police, Jefferson County Drug Task Force, Martins Ferry Police, New Sewickley Township Police, North Fayette Township Police, and the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Funds will be used to start new K-9 units as well as maintain existing ones who will purchase additional K-9s, K-9 safety vests, training equipment, food, and pay for other necessary expenses such as vet bills and K-9-specific patrol vehicles.

This announcement completes the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation's seventh grant cycle, during which it distributed $157,600 in grants to K-9 units around the country. In addition to the Pittsburgh grants announced, the Foundation distributed grants to police and fire departments in the cities and surrounding communities of each regular season away game for the Steelers in the 2013-14 season. The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation invited police and fire departments in the eight cities to submit proposals detailing their needs.

Earlier this week, the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation announced a grant to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to help fill the void left by beloved K-9 Rocco's recent passing from injuries sustained in the line of duty.

In commenting on why the mission of the foundation is so important to him, Roethlisberger said, "We're very fortunate to be in the position that we are able to help these K-9 units. The work that is performed by the dogs and their handlers as well as the bond that is formed is incredible. We're just thrilled to do our small part."

About The Giving Back Fund

The Giving Back Fund (GBF) is a national public charity that creates and professionally manages charitable foundations and other philanthropic programs for athletes, entertainers, business entrepreneurs, and corporations. 

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Tags: Police Charities, K-9 Units, Pittsburgh Police Bureau


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