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fordfixer
10-11-2009, 09:27 AM
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Steelers' Roethlisberger throws Detroit police a bone
Santiago Esparza / The Detroit News
http://www.detnews.com/article/20091010 ... ice-a-bone (http://www.detnews.com/article/20091010/METRO01/910100391/Steelers--Roethlisberger-throws-Detroit-police-a-bone)

Detroit -- The city, which has become like a second home for the Pittsburgh Steelers after they won a Super Bowl here in 2006, will receive two new K-9 unit dogs from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger already has made donations to police and fire departments in his city. He has invited departments in eight communities near Pittsburgh to submit proposals for a grant from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at the Giving Back Fund. Detroit was one of them.

The grants aim to provide support for police and fire departments in the country as well as the lives of people living in Pittsburgh and Finlay, Ohio.

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"We have had the opportunity to see first-hand how important the dogs are to these men and women who risk their lives every day to protect us," Roethlisberger said in announcing the award. "It's incredible to see the strong bond that is formed between the dogs and their partners both on the job and at home."

Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans said he appreciates the help.

"We are deeply appreciative to the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation for this grant," Evans said. "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 additional resources to protect the citizens of Detroit."

The Steelers play the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Ford Field.

For more information about the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation or the Giving Back Fund, visit http://www.bigben7.com or http://www.givingback.org.

Mister Pittsburgh
10-11-2009, 09:30 AM
:Clap :Beer

Nice work Ben!

Chadman
10-11-2009, 06:56 PM
Call Chadman a cynic, but there seems to be a whole bunch of "Ben's a nice guy" articles coming out almost directly after his legal team's last effort to get his sexual assault case dismissed was thrown out.....

stlrz d
10-11-2009, 08:13 PM
Call Chadman a cynic, but there seems to be a whole bunch of "Ben's a nice guy" articles coming out almost directly after his legal team's last effort to get his sexual assault case dismissed was thrown out.....

He donates to every visiting city and there's always a story about it. Sometimes they're posted and sometimes they're not. :)

JTP53609
10-12-2009, 08:19 AM
what a complete jerk, jeez he is such an a$$hole......<-- more sarcasm....sure the guy likes to have fun with woman (and one in particular makes him look like a bad guy), but he is a 26 years old SINGLE guy who is the qb for the most popular team in the world,

i like stoies like this, he does good things too, alot of them

Mister Pittsburgh
10-12-2009, 03:50 PM
You guys should have watched Monday Night Raw.....they had commercials all about The Big Ben Foundation and his work with getting police dogs into cops hands and helping out kids. Talk about good publicity.