Ben Roethlisberger Foundation: New grant announced

October 8th, 2015 by

Today, Ben announced the third grant of the 2015-16 season from The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund.

The Foundation will be distributing a grant to the El Cajon Police Department just east of San Diego where the Steelers will play the Chargers on October 12th. The El Cajon Police plan to use the grant toward the purchase of a new K-9 for their four-dog unit.

“Thank you for considering the San Diego Police Department. The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation made an excellent choice in the El Cajon Police Department. I have gotten to know their command staff quite well and they are a worthy and deserving recipient. As a member of the K9 community, I wanted to say thank you to you and the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation for supporting the police K9 community. As you know, these great tools are a vital life saving resource and your support nationally will only improve police responses to critical incidents and subsequently, influence the perception the public has on what we do. In this day and age it is refreshing to see this kind of support. I don’t have to be a recipient to say thank you.” – Lieutenant Duane Voss, San Diego Police Department Canine Unit.

bigpumpkinpuppy_wsDuring the 2015-16 NFL season, The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation will be distributing grants to K-9 units of police and fire departments in the cities and surrounding communities of each regular season away game for the Steelers. The Foundation will also distribute several grants to the Pittsburgh area and will consider a grant to a non-NFL market city in the United States for each playoff game in which the Steelers compete. The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation invited police and fire departments across the country to submit proposals detailing their needs.

This marks the ninth season that The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation has distributed grants to K-9 units. The mission of the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is to support K-9 units of police and fire departments throughout the United States, with a particular emphasis on support for service dogs in Pittsburgh, PA. Roethlisberger and the Foundation also support Make-A-Wish.

The Foundation distributed more than $130,000 in grants to K-9 units around the country during the 2014-15 NFL season and has distributed in excess of $1.3 million since 2007.

“The El Cajon Police Department recently learned we have been selected by the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation to receive a grant award to purchase a police service dog and kennel. The purchase of this service dog will allow us to replace a retiring dog, allowing us to continue to serve the citizens of El Cajon and surrounding agencies through mutual aid. On behalf of the City of El Cajon and the El Cajon Police Department, I would like to thank the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation for their support and generosity. It’s partnerships like these that continue to make our communities safer.” – Jim Redman, El Cajon Chief of Police.

Fans of The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation can support future K-9 grants by purchasing candy on Sarris Candies’ website, (, using a special purchase code (77-7777). Sarris will donate 25 percent of the purchase price to the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation.

For more information about the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation or The Giving Back Fund, or to make a donation, please contact Jessica Duffaut.

A night at the ballpark

October 7th, 2015 by


Let’s go BUCS!!! – Ben

The Ben Roethlisberger Show

October 6th, 2015 by

Just in case you missed it on 93.7 this morning, here’s a recap:

100615_wsLet’s start with an injury update status from HIM -

“I saw Dr. Bradley and he was really pleased with the way things are coming. We’re just going to keep taking it week by week and try and get back as soon as I can.”

On the pain he’s dealing with -

“There’s still quite a bit of pain from the bone bruise. The MCL isn’t super painful. I feel it when I walk at times but the problem is if I walk without a brace…when you kick your leg forward as if you’re just walking, it feels like you leg is just kind of flopping.”

Does the original 4-6 week time table still apply?

“I think so. What we’re trying not to do is put a time on it and just go week-by-week. Basically say, ‘I’m out this week, we’ll reevaluate it next week and see if and what I can do.’ To me, that’s the better way and maybe the more optimistic way to look at it. Rather than put a number on it, lets just take it one week at a time.”

And those reports this past weekend about him returning for the Chiefs game?

“That does not come from me or our doctors. I just left Dr. Bradley and he said, ‘Where do these reports come from that you’re coming back at a certain week?’ I’m like, ‘ I don’t know doc, I haven’t really heard any of them.’ So I assume that’s exactly what he was talking about. We know that people like to just speculate and say things. So that did not come from me, the Steelers or any of our doctor’s more importantly.”

What is he doing now that he can’t practice or play?

“I’m there doing everything I can. Helping [Vick], trying to answer questions, being a sounding board for him, for Coach Haley for Randy [Fichtner]. I try and be as involved as I can.”

On Mike Vick’s play as quarterback in the Ravens loss?

“I still think he played pretty well…I think what you’ll see more than just him being better prepared is more cohesiveness between him and AB.

“The only tough part that we talked about, and we had a long discussion before the second fourth down was that it’s a tough throw to Mike’s right…Coaches asked Mike if we felt like it was an ok play to run that way, and to Mike’s credit, he had never practiced it to the right…so we asked him to do something he had never done before and that’s not fair to put on him, but he felt comfortable making the play, we felt comfortable he could make the play and I know that he said he wished he could have that throw back because he knows he could make it.”

You can listen to Ben’s show in audio segments courtesy of 93.7 The Fan and KDKA here.

Attention Steeler Nation:

October 4th, 2015 by

Make it a Black & Ghoul..uh..Gold Halloween this year…

CorieDaniel_198and share it with us!!

If you have a Big Ben (or maybe one of his teammates like Antonio or Maurkice, or maybe a lil’ legend like Troy or DaBeard…or even a lil’ Terrible Towel) going out for Halloween, attending a costume party, or dressing up for school and you’d like to send us their photo, we’d love to post it in Ben’s Steelers Halloween Album on Halloween weekend.

Send your photo(s) via email to: and we’ll post ‘em in Ben’s Halloween Album!

Wait! You say you need some inspiration?

Just check out some of these great submissions from Steeler Nation last year -

Several #7’s were scrambling for candy last Halloween:

6-year old Cohen Rogers insisted on dressing up as Ben for Halloween (doing that in Browns country isn’t easy). He’s doing his “Big Ben post-touchdown” impression for us.

Meghan Kamlowsky tells us her 2-year old son (top middle) loves Ben! “He watches him play every game! He pointed at Ben when I asked him what he wanted to be when he got big!”, said Meghan.

The two game-face dudes (top right) are Stone Cole as Big Ben & Shane Cole as Troy. They were all business when it came to receiving candy!!

Bodie Decore and big sister Emmy Decore (bottom center) from Shawnee, OH couldn’t wait for it to finally get dark last October 31st!

Salvador Hernandez (bottom right) sent his photo all the way from Mexicali Baja California, México.

Big members of Steeler Nation are welcome too:

Ben poses with, whoa, I mean Ben look-a-like David Helmontaller (left) poses with a buddy from work dressed as a recipient of a Ben Roethlisberger Foundation grant (okay, not really); and Ben look-a-like John McFarland (right) poses with his buddy, Sadiq Hough, dressed as Coach Tomlin.

It’s all about Steelers football for this family – even on Halloween!

The Poulter’s were ready to hit the field – or rather, the neighborhood! Left to right: 1-year old Lily is a cheerleader, Alexis as a referee, Mike is a coach (kinda looks like Coach Arians), and 10-year old Sean as his favorite player, Troy Polamalu.

Ready to party in Black & Gold:

Ryan and Kayla Dinkheller as Troy and a very friendly referee!

The center photo came to us simply as “Mr. & Mrs. Troy”. Works for us!

That’s Don & Paula Scholl in their Steelers best (Don, really?) attending a Halloween party.

Couple of Halloween first-timers here!

8-month old Noah Davis is giving us his best Troy-after-a-sack look! And 6-month old Paisley Nicole Stone was cheering for her favorite team on Halloween from home in Port Saint Lucie, FL.

Who let the dogs out?

When your name is Polu Bow Wow how can you NOT go as #43? (after washing your fur with Head & Shoulders first, of course).

Now Chuck and Norris (top right) just wanted to know if anyone was giving out cats!

And Mugsy (bottom right) refused to wear anything BUT a Big Ben jersey when she headed out the door for some Halloween hi-jinx!

Lighting the way Steelers-Style…

at the home of the Meyers Family! Patriarch George Meyer knows how to draw a crowd to their Beaver, PA home on a Halloween night with these awesome pumpkin carvings!

There are more great photos in Ben’s Halloween album (12 pages of ‘em)!

Send YOUR photos to us this year – email them to us all the way through Halloween weekend at and we’ll get them posted in his album.

The Roethlisbergers get into the Halloween spirit too:

Last year, Elmo and a little baby bunny got lost while out trick or treating and ended up at #7’s house! Ben & Ashley thought they were so cute, they decided to keep them both and raise them as their own!

You can see more family photos here.

(Thank you to Corie Daniel for the “Big Ben #7″ pumpkin above)

Ben: Watching from the sideline

October 2nd, 2015 by

Danielle Coll @DanielleMColl
You will never see a bigger fan of his teammates than Big Ben. Just another reason to love #7. Get well soon Ben!! @_BigBen7 @steelers

Andrea @Andreainpghpa
Watching @_BigBen7 cheering on his team is ALMOST as much fun as watching him play!

Kelly McCall ‏@KellyBigben
@_BigBen7 Great to see you smiling & walking on the field! I hope each day you feel better than the last ❤️#7 bigfan

From Jeremy Fowler,

Ben Roethlisberger is walking around on the Heinz Field sideline four days after spraining his left medial collateral ligament, which is considered a good sign for the franchise quarterback because he’s ditched the crutches.

Roethlisberger is expected to watch tonight’s Pittsburgh Steelers-Baltimore Ravens game from the sideline and serve as a de facto coach. Roethlisberger said during the week he was negotiating with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who has a no-crutches-on-the-sideline policy, to be with his teammates during the game.

He got his wish.

More from Mr. Fowler here.

Also from Thursday night:

The many faces of Cheerleading Ben.

And check this out:

What a great photo from Teresa Varley of #7 & #36 during the Steelers halftime presentation for Jerome Bettis!

Tonight on NFL Network at 9:00 PM (ET):

“A Football Life: Jerome Bettis” – From Detroit to Notre Dame, LA to Pittsburgh and finally to Canton, a grand tour on the only Bus to stop at the pro football Hall of Fame.

Then at 10:00 PM (ET):

“A Football Life: Joe Greene” – The life and times of Mean Joe Greene, foundation of the Steel Curtain and the first Pittsburgh Steeler to have his number retired in 50 years.

The “Get Well” wishes continue to come in

September 29th, 2015 by

…by email, twitter and Facebook from the World’s Best Fans:

We’re going to start with a lil’ story about a lil’ fan whose heart was almost broken on Sunday…but thanks to Ben, it does have a happy ending!

Marin McLeod just turned 7-years old and wanted to see her “absolute favorite” player LIVE on the field, so her parents drove last weekend from Chicago to St. Louis so she could do just that. But her mom, Melissa, told us that when Big Ben went down with his injury, Marin burst into tears. No amount of consoling was going to make her feel better. In fact, after Ben was carted off the field, she was ready to go home, tears and all!!

She was so worried when she got back home that she wanted her parents to contact Ben to check on him! Well…when Ben saw her sad little face from the family’s email, he wanted to make sure she knew he was “A-OK” – so he posed in the training room on Tuesday morning with the “thumbs up” sign and we sent it to her.

Needless to say, Marin was very relieved (and made quick plans to have her dad print out the photo for her).

From Melissa, “Marin attends Catholic school. She’s in 2nd grade and is working on her sacrament this year. Penance is coming up fast. When I asked her this morning who she said her prayers for — she said Ben!”.

More from Steeler Nation -

Joanna Forbes ‏@forbes_joanna
Get well soon Ben! A lot of little guys cheering for you! @_BigBen7 #steelernation

“Hi Ben. I just had to add my voice to the chorus of well-wishers hoping you make a speedy recovery. You are the best!” – Love, Maria Van Buskirk

Catalina & John Trujillo: Steeler Nation is praying for you Big Ben, take care of yourself, Steeler Nation will be here when your healed 100%, no use rushing it, your health is more important than a game.

“Ben, I want to start out by telling you I do love football, I play fantasy football (hell i drafted you) and I’m a niner fan. I am sorry so much of football fandom is fantasy football. There are those of us who care about the folks who play. Your not just a number on my fantasy team. I hope and pray for a speedy recovery.” – A Big Ben fan, T.J.

Peter pierce jr ‏@repete1189
@_BigBen7 get well Big Ben.I hope to see you at least on the sidelines.You’re a LEADER.

“I was at the Rams game today and it broke my heart to see Ben go down like that. A mountain of prayers and good wishes from my family are coming your way. We love you!” – Vicki Rizzo

naomi ‏@becky122175
Caesar’s rocking his Sunday outfit wishing that @_BigBen7 gets well soon! #SteelersNation

“As a Steelers fan, you are saddened when one of your leaders falls. However, I know the team will carry on and Ben will be there to guide Michael Vick and cheer on his team until his return. Ben has faced injuries in the past and has come back strong. Steeler fans expect nothing less. Your fans in the Desert Empire of Palm Springs, CA are sending you all of our best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. God Speed #7!” – Frank Torok

Steelers Our Way ‏@SteelersOurWay
@_BigBen7 prayers from Mulinaro family for quick recovery. @MikeVick next man up! Know u can do it!

Susan Kraus: Your health is #1. Take time to heal. We will be ok. #steelernation you are more than football to Pittsburgh. We love you. You do caring things too.

Kelly McCall ‏@KellyBigben
@_BigBen7 I hope you are feeling some better. Steeler Nation and this fan continues to send get well wishes. Our ❤️’s are with you and yours

Marky McFly ‏@_zun19a
Had to send my favorite player a custom made ‘get well soon’ card. @_BigBen7 #speedyrecovery #steelernation

Terra Leech: I’m coming from Florida to Thursday nights game and was completely devastated that my favorite NFL player “Big Ben” isn’t gonna be on the field but I have faith that we can still prevail the next month till he’s back and leading the pack for a playoff push! Get better soon #7!

“I am sure you have had a ton of well wishes for Ben. I hope for a speedy recovery so he may enjoy his family. I know in Pittsburgh football is important. But, so is his personal life. So sending positive thoughts and prayers for a healthy recovery.” – Diana Napper, Glimmer of Hope – Symbol of the cure.

Tiffany Mills: Get well soon Ben! I was devastated Sunday, as was all of Steeler Nation, but I was also bummed because it’s been my dream to see Big Ben play and I’ve been saving my money for the last year. Bought a ticket to Thursdays game against Baltimore, plane tickets from Arizona, and down goes Ben the game before i get there. All I can say is I thank God that it wasn’t more serious. I’ll have to save up again for next year. Best wishes Ben!

Bob Tschappat Jr ‏@BobbyshabJr
Any other QB in league is out for season. @_BigBen7 is a warrior. #GetWellSoonBen #SteelerNation

Tammie Lamberty: My heart is broken that he got hurt but I believe that God will touch him and heal him quicker god bless and amen

Rebecca Johnson Evans: WE don’t have to tell you to hurry up and get well, cause you are the hardest worker ever….we KNOW you’ll do every thing you can to get back in the saddle! And we’ll be praying every day for everything you do. Go get that knee, Ben!

“Hoping you are feeling better. Sure going to miss your amazing game play. You’re a warrior Ben, proved it, many times, very proud to be a Steelers Fan & of you as well. Get well soon, big fan from the Steelers Fan Club in Windsor Locks CT, our best from my family to yours. Take care, and best wishes on your recovery.” – Sincerely, Eric Pagel

Miss Steelers ‏@____korrea
@steelers I’m sad that my man @_BigBen7 can’t play for awhile but I will always love him & support him

Roman TM: Get well soon Ben, we need you, take care for a full recovery, the #SteelersNation in Mexico cheers for you! #GetWellBigBen

Lil’ Ben, who has his OWN Twitter page, wanted to share his “Get Well” wish! *Thank you to Erin Hutchings!

Jeremy Nolan: Ben you are the true BEAST MODE in the game hope you get well soon and show them how tuff you really are!!

Ronald Thomas ‏@rot72ldt71
@_BigBen7 get well soon we love you and miss you already steeler nation for life

Danni Greene: Hurry back Ben! Miss you already!

“Please know you and your family are being uplifted in prayer as you go through this difficult time. Praying for a speedy recovery. God bless you!” – Brenda H.

Ben: ‘I want to be out there with my guys’

September 29th, 2015 by

From Teresa Varley, at this afternoon:

092915_2Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was walking with crutches on Tuesday, but his hope is to ditch them by Thursday so that he can be on the sidelines with his teammates when they take on the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.

Roethlisberger wants to be there to help quarterback Mike Vick, as well as the offensive line in any manner he can.

“I’m trying to convince Coach (Mike) Tomlin to let me be on the sidelines,” said Roethlisberger, who will not require surgery. “I’m still negotiating that with him. He has a no-crutch rule on the sideline, so if I can get rid of these, we will see what happens.

“I want to be there, because I want to be able to communicate with (Mike) and with my line. These are my guys I have known for a long time and have been around. I’m still going to do everything I can to be a leader and be out there for them. If I see something, have to talk to Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, or whoever it may be, I want to be there. If I can help Mike in any way, I would like to do that.”

It’s typical Roethlisberger, who is a competitor and hates that he is sidelined with an MCL sprain, an injury that he doesn’t have a definite timetable that he will return from.

“I’ve been trying to talk to the doctors and trying to drink my milk to get back as fast as I can,” joked Roethlisberger. “It’s one of those things where we have to take it week-by-week. I know I’m out this week and we will reevaluate next week and go from there. There’s no way to put a timetable on it, I don’t think.”

Despite his frustration with not being able to play, he does know it could have been a lot worse.

“You’re always scared about season-ending ACL surgeries and things like that,” said Roethlisberger, who said he is still a little sore. “I felt something. What they concluded was the two bones smacked together, which caused the bone bruise. That was what I felt, the pain I felt.

“The doctor got in and said he thinks he feels the ACL, but still wanted to get an MRI. You still have that little bit of nerves until you get the MRI. Then, he tells you afterwards. Definitely some relief, but still frustrating. The MCL is the issue with stability and the bone bruise is the issue with the pain and dealing with the pain. You guys know me, I can deal with a lot of pain. This was pretty painful.”

Roethlisberger was injured when he was sacked by Rams safety Mark Barron, but said he doesn’t feel like the hit was dirty, but wouldn’t go as far as saying it was a legal hit.

“I don’t think it was a dirty hit,” said Roethlisberger. “I don’t think he was trying to take me out. According to the rules, it was a low hit, so it maybe should have been flagged. However, I don’t think he intentionally tried to do anything.

“I think it’s hard, because after watching it on film, the guy fell initially. It’s tough, because you have to ask a guy to try to get back on his feet and try to do something. That’s why I said I don’t think it was dirty. I don’t think he was intentionally trying to hurt me, or anything like that. I just think he was already kind of low and the best way he could go was to lunge for me.”

You can read more from Ben, and see video of his interview here.

Best Wishes for Big Ben

September 28th, 2015 by


Friends and former teammates:

Santonio Hol❌es Jr. ‏@ToneTime10
Get well soon my friend @_BigBen7

Max Starks IV ‏@maxstarks78
Prayers for my brother @_BigBen7, freak accidents happen at the worst time.

The Penguins head coach:

Mike Johnston ‏@MikeJohnstonHC
Best wishes to the @steelers and Ben Roethlisberger. Looked sharp in his first three games. Hope to see you back on the field soon.

And WPXI-Channel 11 in Pittsburgh to ALL Steelers fans:

#SteelerNation – Let’s show our QB some support! RETWEET to wish @_BigBen7 a SPEEDY RECOVERY!

These little ladies are showing “signs of love” for #7:

Nina and Laken Smith –

Allen Smith ‏@allnsmit
Get well soon Big Ben! #SNUproud #Superbowl50MVP @_BigBen7 @SteelersUnite @steelers

Kourtney Buster –

Jamey Buster ‏@BusterJamey
@_BigBen7 @SteelersUnite @steelers Get well Ben, we’re praying for you a speedy and healthy recovery! #SNUproud ❤️

Chloe and Abbey Booth –

“Both of our daughters, Chloe and Abbey, made get well signs for Big Ben. Chloe attended Ben’s Procamp this summer. They were sad to see him get hurt and are worried about him. So they hope the signs will cheer him up.” – Lisa Booth.

Mrs. Kolesar’s Algebra 10 class at Laurel Highlands High School added a special message to their Terrible Towel -

Thurby Algebra ‏@ThurbyAlgebra
Sending “Get Well” wishes to our favorite QB!! @_BigBen7 @steelers

And our Tweet of the Week (even though it’s only Monday) has to go to James Shimkus, who borrowed a photo from the Steelers Game Day album, to tweet this message:

James Shimkus ‏@james_shimkus
So many emotions with this picture. Speedy recovery so we can get down to business and make a run @_BigBen7

Once again, thank you to Steeler Nation for all these beautiful messages, tweets & emails!

Update on Ben’s injury

September 28th, 2015 by

From Coach Tomlin:

“The MRI on Sunday night revealed Ben Roethlisberger had an MCL injury to his left knee. There is no timetable for his return, but Ben is a competitor and we are confident he will do everything in his power to return at the appropriate time.”

Game 3: Steelers win 12-6 over Rams

September 27th, 2015 by

But Steeler Nation was too worried about #7, who suffered an injury in the 3rd quarter, to celebrate (he will have an MRI upon the team’s return to Pittsburgh).

His website’s Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as his email account, were flooded with well wishes even before the game ended…here is just a small sample. starting with Bruce Gradkowski and Jerome Bettis:

Bruce Gradkowski ‏@bgradkowski5
Great win #SteelerNation !!Thanks for the awesome support, felt like a home game!! Let’s pray for @_BigBen7 for a fast recovery #he’llbeback

Jerome Bettis ‏@JeromeBettis36
Hope this injury isn’t to serious! #SteelerNation is praying for you man! #PITvsSTL

Susan Delucia ‏@steeleru7
@_BigBen7 So sad and sick to my stomach. A win isn’t worth losing you. Prayers up. @steelers @AntonioBrown84

Y’all don’t know how much he means to the team until he gets hurt.. So for those who have complained about him (not necessarily on this fb page, but on other pages, I’ve seen) now… It’s real.. And it’s sad.. Get Better Soon Ben we love you Ben. – Valerie Ivkovich

Stasi Lloyd ‏@iamstasi
Its great to be 2-1 but not at the expense of @_BigBen7 being hurt…I would rather be 1-2 with a healthy Ben

Emma Nutt ‏@Emzicles12
Hope your injury doesn’t keep you out for long @_BigBen7 we need you. Praying for a quick recovery #GetWellSoonBen #steelernation

“Prayers first and foremost for your health and your family.”– Dorothy Ripper Staub

Jamie Harding ‏@jamiekharding
When a W feels like a really big L. Get well soon, @_BigBen7. #weneedyou

Seabeewife26 ‏@ChristyNelsen
Hate to see @_BigBen7 go down. Prayers going up for the big guy. They breed us tough in Findlay!!

Cathy H ‏@girlzrok9798
@steelers My friend, Delta Dave was at the game & this is for @_BigBen7 Get well we need u!

“So sorry you got hurt Ben. I will pray for you. Hope you get back in line up soon.” – Clara Jean John Yerick

Kelly Shearer ‏@Budkat8
@_BigBen7 praying for quick healing & recovery…we need our leader, hard to win without the best QB in the league!!!! #GetWellSoonBen

“Prayers and best wishes for the best quarterback ever!” – Joe Sherry Hamilton

Dalton Grimm ‏@dgrimm86
@_BigBen7 stay strong brother youll be fine. You’re the toughest player in the league

Juuly D’ Cena ‏@JuulyDcena
GET WELL SOON @_BigBen7 I’m very proud of you!!! We love you!!! #HereWeGo

“I was at the Rams game today and it broke my heart to see Ben go down like that. A mountain of prayers and good wishes from my family are coming your way. We love you!” – Vicki Rizzo

Steel Curtain ‏@SteelCurtain415
@_BigBen7 is a tough ole s.o.b. whatever the outcome of his mri is we will stand with him #SteelersNation #InBenWeTrust #GetWellBigFella

“Get better Big Man I really hate this happened to you because I know personal awards don’t mean a lot to you because you are a team Guy. But you were on pace for a well deserved and long overdue MVP award this season.” – Henderson Thomas

From Mexico:

Regios de Acero ‏@regiosdacero
Get well @_BigBen7 ! for you. #RegiosDeAcero #Steelers fan club #Monterrey #Mexico #HereWeGo

Acero Americano ✦✧✦ ‏@AceroAmericano
Hey @_BigBen7 … Stay Strong!!!! You’re a warrior. A Steel Warrior. Get well soon, captain

From Canada:

Kyle Valanne ‏@kvalanne
@_BigBen7 Canadian @steelers fan hoping to see you back quickly. Get healthy!

From Australia:

@_BigBen7 from all your supporters in Australia hope it’s not too serious mate and a speedy recovery

From Switzerland:

Simone Tamborini ‏@tamba7
Get well soon @_BigBen7 Hope is not a bad injury. Prayers from Switzerland!!

And from Germany:

“Best wishes from Pittsburgh Steeler Nation Germany – get well soon.” Pittsburgh Steeler Nation Germany

“Thoughts and Prayers are with you Big Ben!! God Bless you and your beautiful family.” – Janet Montgomery

Jackson Carpenter ‏@Jsmoovelover
@_BigBen7 we love you! get well we are all praying! #InBenWeTrust

“Much love and prayers Ben!” – Kelly Wilson

“Prayers to you Big Ben total accident today but you are a Strong Man. GO STEELERS! WE LOVE U! BEST QB HANDS DOWN! BEEN A STEELERS GIRL SINCE I WAS 11. GOD BLESS YOU BEN GET WELL SOON!” – Julie Tallon

“All of Steeler Nation is praying for you! We wish you a speedy and complete recovery. We know how much you love to be on that field. Much love to you, Ben!” – Linda Finney

Thank you to everyone who took the time to tweet and post and email your thoughts & prayers – wish we had the room to post them all!!

Ben’s teammates also react to his injury here.


WHAT: Nothing at this time


WHAT: The Giant Eagle Ben Roethlisberger Football Camp
WHEN: June 13th & 14th, 2015
WHERE: Seneca Valley High School, Harmony, PA
REGISTRATION: Sign up here (Use code BigBen7 for $20 off fee).


WHAT: The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Fundraiser
WHEN: Saturday, June 20, 2015
WHERE: Treesdale Country Club, Gibsonia, PA.
TICKETS: Get them in advance here.


WHAT: The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Invitational
WHEN: Monday, June 22, 2015
WHERE: Treesdale Golf and Country Club, Gibsonia, PA
TICKETS: Get them in advance to play in the tournament (foursomes only) here.




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