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siss
06-29-2010, 04:11 PM
Roethlisberger lends hand to Challis outing
TEXT SIZE By: Mike Bires Beaver County Times
Monday June 28, 2010 11:51 PM


Times photo by LUCY SCHALY
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger hits from a fairway at the third annual John Challis Foundation golf outing at Chartiers Country Club Monday.

ROBINSON TWP. — To help perpetuate John Challis’ message of living life to its fullest, Ben Roethlisberger played golf.

The Steelers’ quarterback, who had befriended Challis during his battle with cancer, was among 99 participants at the third annual John Challis Courage for Life Foundation Golf Outing.

“I’m here for John and his family and the good things they’re doing through their foundation,” Roethlisberger said between swings at Chartiers Country Club.

Challis, who attended Freedom High School and was a member of the Bulldogs’ football and baseball teams, died in August of 2008, just two months after he graduated. But his memory lives on.

With a motto of “Courage + Believe = Life,” the Courage for Life Foundation raises funds for athletes between the grades 9 through 12 who are dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Those funds are used to provide memorable sports experiences for those athletes.

Monday’s golf outing may raise as much as $20,000 for the cause.

“It was great to have Ben here today,” said Jodi Jaworowski, Challis’ aunt and the president of the Courage for Life Foundation. “Ben brought a lot of positive energy. He was very kind, very friendly and very interested in our mission.”

Not only did Roethlisberger pay $600 for a foursome that included former Steelers’ running back Merrill Hoge, he also brought with him two of his autographed jerseys for the post-golf auction and raffle.

“I’m glad that I got to know John. He was really a great kid,” Roethlisberger said. “I got to spend time with him a couple times when he came to training camp. And he was up with us in Mario Lemieux’s booth for one of the Penguins’ playoff games two years ago.

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”I jumped at the opportunity to play today because it’s for a great cause.”

The Courage for Life Foundation, founded at Challis’ request, has had three recipients who’ve had their sports experience wishes fulfilled.

The first was Taylor Dettore, a volleyball player and cheerleader from Neshannock who’s a cancer survivor. Dettore was treated to a Penguins’ playoff game in 2009.

The second was Brandon Chamberlain, who overcame heart surgery to become a starter on the Springdale High School baseball team. Chamberlain was treated to a trip to Fenway Park to watch the Boston Red Sox play last July.

The third was Tyler Potts, a recent Hopewell grad who’s being treated for leukemia. Potts, who hopes to one day play football again at Geneva College, was treated to a Penguins’ game against the Philadelphia Flyers in March.

“I’m doing better, much better than I was doing before,” said Potts, who golfed Monday at Chartiers. “I played OK today, especially since this was the first time I played on a course. I even made a 45-foot putt. And I got to talk to Ben Roethlisberger for a few minutes.

“It was real nice having him here today. It’s good having a big name here. Ben being here can only bring more attention to the foundation.”

cruzer8
06-29-2010, 04:25 PM
Just another PR move, right? No way Ben is a genuine human being.

siss
06-29-2010, 04:28 PM
Just another PR move, right? No way Ben is a genuine human being.
What a jerk for going out to an event that raises money for a good cause. He must have paid Johns Aunt to say those nice things about him. And Merril Hodge has been hit in the head waaaay to many times if he is hanging out with a jerk like Ben. He is tarnishing the Steeler name by hanging out with such a meany head. Cause Ben is a jerk...ESPN said so...(/sarcasm)
:tt2 :tt2 :tt2 :tt2


Your gunna have to pry the Roethlisberger jersey off my cold dead body!

Eddie Spaghetti
06-29-2010, 04:31 PM
another nice move by ben.

keep up the good work.

RuthlessBurgher
06-29-2010, 04:36 PM
Your gunna have to pry the Roethlisberger jersey off my cold dead body!

I'd suggest you don't go onto message boards and challenge guys to rip the clothes off your body. :wink:

siss
06-29-2010, 04:45 PM
Your gunna have to pry the Roethlisberger jersey off my cold dead body!

I'd suggest you don't go onto message boards and challenge guys to rip the clothes off your body. :wink:
I have a steeler pasties on under my jersey...

ikestops85
06-29-2010, 04:56 PM
Your gunna have to pry the Roethlisberger jersey off my cold dead body!

I'd suggest you don't go onto message boards and challenge guys to rip the clothes off your body. :wink:
I have a steeler pasties on under my jersey...

Where do you get your pasties at? I'd like to get my wife some. :Boobs

siss
06-29-2010, 05:25 PM
Get her nude ones and paint the Steeler logo on.

Like these
http://www.halloweenmart.com/media/core ... ASTIES.jpg (http://www.halloweenmart.com/media/core/LG2004_PASTIES.jpg)
:Boobs

Back on topic...

Ben's a jerk!

flippy
06-29-2010, 06:06 PM
Your gunna have to pry the Roethlisberger jersey off my cold dead body!

I'd suggest you don't go onto message boards and challenge guys to rip the clothes off your body. :wink:

Not to mention killing you first.

fordfixer
06-29-2010, 09:20 PM
Your gunna have to pry the Roethlisberger jersey off my cold dead body!

I'd suggest you don't go onto message boards and challenge guys to rip the clothes off your body. :wink:
I have a steeler pasties on under my jersey...


The perfect set up and no one has called for pic's yet this board is slipping :wink:

feltdizz
06-29-2010, 09:40 PM
Just another PR move, right? No way Ben is a genuine human being.
No one ever questioned Ben's compassion with kids...

But when the kids go to sleep and the moon is full :stirpot

stlrz d
06-30-2010, 12:02 AM
Your gunna have to pry the Roethlisberger jersey off my cold dead body!

I'd suggest you don't go onto message boards and challenge guys to rip the clothes off your body. :wink:
I have a steeler pasties on under my jersey...

http://outofthegarden.files.wordpress.com/2006/10/pasties-cooling.JPG

:?: :?: :?:

:lol:

Djfan
06-30-2010, 08:53 AM
You're scaring me D. The rumors about WI guys being eaters is true I guess.

flippy
06-30-2010, 11:21 AM
You're scaring me D. The rumors about WI guys being eaters is true I guess.

He dreams about cheese on his ladies.

RuthlessBurgher
06-30-2010, 11:53 AM
You're scaring me D. The rumors about WI guys being eaters is true I guess.

He dreams about cheese on his ladies.

They don't dream about his knockwurst (or is it a bratwurst)? :lol:

flippy
06-30-2010, 12:01 PM
You're scaring me D. The rumors about WI guys being eaters is true I guess.

He dreams about cheese on his ladies.

They don't dream about his knockwurst (or is it a bratwurst)? :lol:

:lol I thought it was his weinerschnitzel.