Big Ben Writes Big Checks to K-9 Programs

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will distribute eight grants to police K-9 programs in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will distribute eight grants to police departments in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. The grants from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation will total $70,000.

The grants will help fund new K-9 units, the acquisition and updating of K-9 vehicles, the purchasing of safety and training equipment. Roethlisberger made the announcement on social media Monday afternoon.

"At a time when the responsibilities associated with protecting and serving our citizens is becoming greater, and our budgets are becoming smaller, the grant from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation to the Beaver County Sheriff's Office is truly a Godsend," said Beaver County Sheriff Tony Guy. Allegheny County Sheriff William Mullen echoed those sentiments. "Funds provided by the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation will ensure our K-9s receive the ultimate medical, nutritional and overall care, as the majority of these costly expenses are financed by donations and fundraiser proceeds," said Mullen.

The key missions of Roethlisberger's foundation is to support police and fire departments throughout the United States, especially service dogs in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. The Foundation has provided over $2.1 million since 2007, with $1.7 million of that money going to K-9 programs.

Click here to make a donation to The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at the Giving Back Fund.

(Credit featured image to the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Facebook page)

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