Spending Father’s Day at the ProCamps Ben Roethlisberger Football Camp

June 17th, 2018 by

And there’s no better way to start it off than with this great moment captured by photographer Matt Freed:




Followed by a fun video shared with us by parent Eileen Mess:




The camp parents were ON the [foot]ball today with their tweets, photographs & videos throughout Ben’s camp:


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Eileen Mess @Eimess76
Annual tradition continues!! Father’s Day with Ben and family!


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Remember Caleb Koehler? Well, he was there early along with his little brother, and boy, did he have his GAME FACE ON! #NoRiskNoReward


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Clockwise from the top left:


Heather Zuzik @mrsz050606
Our little QB in the making had a BLAST today at @ProCamps!!! This was def an #Experience he’ll remember for a very long time!! Thank you @_BigBen7 for being so amazing and for this amazing opportunity!! 🏈


Melissa @Meli010985
He’s so excited to be here!! @ProCamps @_BigBen7 #experience


Jim Budzilek @JimBudzilek
Ready to roll! @_BigBen7


Chuck Burton @burton_coach
@_BigBen7 1st time camper from Daleville, VA #experience


Tom @trennie01
Some guys are pumped for camp this Father’s Day @_BigBen7 #herewegosteelers



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Linda Phillips @wecame2believe
Luke has been planning this hair cut since knowing he’s coming to Big Ben’s Football Camp.


Time to work, but what are the kids working on? Ben explains:




Wait, let’s take these BEFORE they get all sweaty!


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Team photo time at the @_BigBen7@_BigBen7 Football ProCamp! #Experience – at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex





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Suzy Clark @ZumbaSuzy76
Thanks @_BigBen7 for taking time with Ryan today @ProCamps #experience @steelers





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Shannan Anderson @shannan67809423
Catching a pass. Ready for another awesome Father’s Day at camp with Big Ben. @ProCamps @_BigBen7


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Jim Budzilek @JimBudzilek
Doing his drills @_BigBen7@ProCamps





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Joe Clark @clark_74
Coach ‘EM up Big Ben!! ⁦⁦@ProCamps @_BigBen7#experience





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Melissa @Meli010985
Ben threw a pass to each and every kid here 🏈🖤💛 ⁦⁦@ProCamps @_BigBen7#experience





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Heather TROYER @TroyerHeather
@_BigBen7@ProCamps #experience #AutismRocks
Thank You Ben for making Gabbys day! She has been a fan for many years and all shes ever wanted to do is meet you! THANKS AGAIN FOR A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!!


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Nay Nay @USMC_Bunnie
Now the heat is on, literally 😂 still having a blast!! BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! @_BigBen7@ProCamps #experience


And after a long, toasty, fun day…


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Bill B @bigben67
@_BigBen7 Thank you for a great day!


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Jackie Terranova @jackietnova
Great program, I have a happy camper! Thanks for your time Big Ben! @_BigBen7 @ProCamps





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T-Box Grouper @SteelCity_LCpl
Tired but elated!!!! What an awesome day! Thank you so much @_BigBen7 and @ProCamps for hosting such a special event. I really needed this today. You have no idea.


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Robyn Freeh @rkfreeh
Thank you for an amazing experience!! This was Aiden’s first year at camp. He had an awesome time. @_BigBen7 @ProCamps


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Cindy Koehler @ck5121
And that’s a wrap! So thankful for the invite to attend this camp! The power of social media is amazing! Caleb and Micah both got to meet Big Ben! We are heading home with a few new memories and a few new shirts😊Thank you @_BigBen7 we are forever thankful! #norisknoreward


Happy Father’s Day!



You can see more photos from Mr. Freed and read about Ben’s camp here.



Happy Father’s Day!

June 16th, 2018 by


“Okay, we’re a little early because our dad is going to be very busy at his football camp on Father’s Day, and actually so will we! So this morning we went through mommy’s phone and picked out our favorite pictures for our post! Mommy helped us with what to say at the end, but only a little bit.” — Benjamin Jr., big brother in charge.



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I am so proud of my dad! He’s awesome! – Benjamin.



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Mommy, take the photo already! Daddy & I need to get out there and make some waves! Heehee. — Baylee.



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See, daddy likes the Cartoon Network just as much as me! — Bodie.


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♫ We’re the three best friends that anybody could have, we’re the three best friends that anyone could have…♫



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I’m all thumbs up (as long as daddy is in the driver’s seat!). — Baylee.



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Oh my goodness, look at daddy using my fishing pole, hahahaha!! He’s so silly! — Baylee.



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I’m one of my dad’s favorite golfing buddies now! — Benjamin.



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And here we are helping dad with his off-season workouts. — Benjamin.



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We just wanted to say Happy Father’s Day to the most amazing dad any kid could ask for. Thank you for not only loving us, but for being our best friend. We love you to the sun and the moon and the stars and back!


We also want to say Happy Father’s Day to our Pappy and Pops who encourage us to explore the world around us and teach us endless life lessons we can keep with us forever. –Love, Benjamin, Baylee and Bodie.




Thank you to all the fathers and fathers figures out there who have committed yourselves to the awesome responsibility of raising a child. You are appreciated! Stay encouraged and above all, trust in the Lord. — Blessings, Ashley R.




Photo #1: Aaron Josefczyk. Photo #7: Randy Roberts.



We want to take a moment….

June 12th, 2018 by

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The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Charity Celebrity Softball Game

June 11th, 2018 by

…in photos & messages of thanks!


Photographer Aaron Josefcyzk shared his amazing action pictures with us. You can see more right here.


It’s awesome. This is for a good cause. All the proceeds raised, we’re splitting them 50-50 for Findlay High School and for my foundation. To date my foundation has given almost $2 million to canine search and rescue. We’re excited to be able to give back to Findlay. The support is really awesome. It feels really good. My family all drove over and my family in Lima and in Michigan are here.” — Ben.



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“Wow, what a day?! The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Celebrity Softball game was a huge success! Findlay loved it. Ben and company were amazing. The kids were pumped and we had a lot of laughs. Thanks to everyone who made this possible.” — Linda Mihalik, Mayor of Findlay.



“Thank you for coming back home and supporting our community! Hope this becomes an annual event.” — Jackie Donaldson-Risner.


Dannie Rogers @dannierogers___
So cool and such a pick-me-up to see what @_BigBen7 is doing at his alma mater @FHSAthletic and communities around the country with his support of athletics and K9 programs 🐶



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#99 is taking this game seriously….VERY seriously!


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Big Ben trying to get cozy with the coach before the game!


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Let’s do a little warm-up….get some practice in before the big game. You guys ready out there?


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“I got it!”

“No, I got it!”

“Okay, I think that’s enough practice.”


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Sharon McIntosh @sharonkdt04
@_BigBen7 Thank you for such an enjoyable day! My son met Pouncey and it made his entire life!

Jason W. Maple @Jmaple1979
@_BigBen7 Being a Browns fan and living in Bluffton isn’t easy with the Steel curtain of Findlay just north. Your team made it harder to root against you after seeing the softball game today. Lots of fun, laughs and gracious players. Keep it up, Sir!


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I am ONE with the bat!


james eathorne ‏@letanglambert58
Like that the whole offensive line came out!!!



Lauren Franks ✨@LaurenFranks13
Honestly such a fun event to be at.


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The Mayor is not only a good softball player, she’s a good sport too!


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So if we win, I pay for dinner? But if we lose, I pay for dinner? Wait a minute….


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Look out! JuJu is airing it out!


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For the ladies.


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Ben hits one into the next town!

Dave Litzenberg @dlitzenberg
Thanks for giving back to Findlay @_BigBen7!


“It was great to see Big Ben return again to Findlay, giving back to where it all started. He was an inspiration to my great nephew many years ago and that nephew is now giving back to his alma mater, Vanlue High School, just down the road from Findlay, Ohio. He played all sports at Vanlue, attended Bluffton University and is now teaching and coaching back at his alma mater.” — F. David Gibson.


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Jennifer Niederkohr @jlniederkohr
Thank you @_BigBen7 for coming back to Findlay and making my baby girl’s day! I hope you smashed your charity goal.

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Teamwork makes the dream work!


Findlay Athletics @FHSAthletic
Thank you to Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. You are amazing. Thank you for sharing this day with us. Thank you.



“I was there today! (Drove from Cleveland, to my hometown Dunkirk) It was awesome! — Lisa Sue Skidmore.



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“In classic form, these guys also took the time to thank our local law enforcement for their service and support today.” — Linda Mihalik, Mayor of Findlay.



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“Thank you so much for coming to Findlay and bringing other Steelers!!” — Anne Kissh Kuschnerus.


“Great day. Loved it.” — Dennis Flugga.



“Thank you Ben!” — Linda Clayton.


More:


The Steelers put together a video montage of the game here.


Cameron Fields from the Toledo Blade was on hand for the game and wrote a great piece here.



Sunday Funday in Findlay

June 10th, 2018 by

and all for a great cause!

A crowd of 2,000 came out to watch Big Ben and friends play a game of softball for the benefit of both the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation and the Findlay Athletics Department, and they weren’t disappointed!

“Incredible giving back by Ben Roethlisberger at today’s Charity softball game. Great number of Steeler greats here today!” — Jerry Snodgrass.



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The two teams were made up of Ben’s Steelers teammates & friends and Findlay community leaders & officials. Ready to batter up with Big Ben was Brett Keisel, Cam Heyward, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marcus Gilbert, Al Villaneuava, David DeCastro, Ramon Foster and Maurkice Pouncey.

“Ben Roethlisberger talking to people in the middle of the game while he’s mic’d up. He just talked to a boy in the stands, asked him if he was having fun. Light hearted game, fans seem to be enjoying themselves.”— Cameron Fields, Toledo News.



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Dannie Rogers @dannierogers__
Made the trip to @FindlayHS to see Ben Roethlisberger and some of his @steelers teammates play in a celebrity softball game with donations going to his foundation (that majorly supports K9 programs 🐶) Big Ben is ECSTATIC!


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Officer Atkins and his K9 partner Deke keep a watchful eye under cloudy skies for the start of the game.


And it sure didn’t take long for the game to turn into a homerun derby!!











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Two big men with even bigger hearts! Thank you 99 & 97 for coming to play!


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“If I wasn’t working, I could have been the bat boy…or chased the softballs. I love chasing softballs! (sigh)” — K9 Sunny Miller, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.


Mark Green @MarkGreen_24
Great day in Findlay watching @_BigBen7 with his teammates. Great seeing him give back to his hometown and high school. #leader #rolemodel



Well, that’s the update for now. Stop back by this week for photos and more from today!

*Thank you to my friend Trish, Jessica Duffaut & Mr. Snodgrass for the great photos!


It’s a Lil’ Fan Friday!

June 8th, 2018 by

A 5-year old fan from Rhode Island misses seeing her QB on television so much that she drew a picture of him to hang in her room!


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Addison Costa and her whole family are BIG fans of Big Ben & the Steelers, and the 2018 NFL season can’t come soon enough! But until it arrives, she drew her very own picture of Ben to help her get through the summer!



We can definitely see the likeness! Great job, Addison!



Tune in on Tuesday mornings this Fall!

June 7th, 2018 by

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The Ben Roethlisberger Show is coming back to 93.7 The Fan for a sixth season this fall. Join Ben every Tuesday at 11 a.m. starting September 4th!



“T-SHIRT, CAP….get yer t-shirt and cap here!”

June 6th, 2018 by

Ben is heading home to Findlay on June 10th for a friendly game of softball, along with a few friends.


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Even if you’re not going to be in the stands, you can still support the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation and Findlay High School Athletics Department and look sharp doing it!


Purchase your shirt or baseball (make that softball!) cap here.



“Thank you Ben!”

June 3rd, 2018 by

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“My friend Jim and I were at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex for the Pens practice in May. We were standing in the parking lot talking and a gentleman approached us and stated that Ben was here, working out in the upstairs gym. We went inside and checked it out. Jim and I were both lucky to have something on us at the time for Ben to sign if we found him.

Ben walked out towards the exit and he was on the phone, I approached him and asked if he would mind signing my jersey and my friends photo. He signed both items for us! He could have kept on walking but he was nice enough to stop. We were both in complete disbelief that we actually got the chance to see Ben, let alone have him sign an autograph!!

Ben, I just wanted to personally thank you for stopping and signing my jersey and my friends photo yesterday. We both appreciate it, wishing you the best this season and into the future!” — Mike Slagle.


Mike, thank you for sharing your story & photos with us!



Throwback Thursday

May 31st, 2018 by

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June, 2016: That time that Benjamin Jr. was big enough to be a big help at Daddy’s football camp (and he was very serious about it)!



The Ben Roethlisberger Football ProCamp will be returning to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on June 17th!


Campers will learn fundamental football skills and have the opportunity to meet and interact with #7 himself.

Registration and more information is available at BenRoethlisbergerCamp.com.


Photos: Vince Rush


You can see all the great photos from Ben’s past camps shared by parents & grandparents, as well as more from Mr. Rush here.



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