Carlee Roethlisberger shared one of her favorites with us from 1991:
She and her big brother were all smiles after discovering what the Easter Bunny had left for them that April morning – a little yellow bunny and candy for her, Chicago Bulls shorts and an official Michael Jordan basketball for 9-year old Ben (how did that fit in his basket?)!
And it won’t be long before Baylee and her big brother, Benjamin Jr. are posing with their Easter basket treasures!
*Thank you Carlee!
You can see more family photos here.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
The Roethlisberger Family, Easter 2013:
You can see more family photos here.
Ben has NO personal social networking pages or accounts...
He does NOT have a personal Twitter account, a Facebook page, nor a Myspace page.
If you come across one, it's a fake!
But you can follow his website's Twitter feed and Facebook page to stay updated!
The Third Annual Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Fundraiser
Join Ben, his family & friends at his foundation fundraiser this summer!
Proceeds from the event will benefit K-9 Police and Fire Units throughout the country, and Make-A-Wish®.
This incredible evening will feature a strolling dinner, a live and silent auction, and the music of NightSong, which will have you dancing in no time!
A few of Ben’s teammates, including Brett Keisel, Heath Miller, James Harrison, and Charlie Batch stopped by to show their support last year, as did ESPN’s Merril Hoge. You never know who will show up this year!
Date: Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Jergel’s Rhythm Grille, 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale, PA
Ticket price: $200/per person
Attire: Casual and Comfortable
*Must be 21 years of age or older to attend!
You won’t want to miss it so purchase your tickets now!
You can see more great photos from last year’s event here.
The Third Annual Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Invitational
How about a round of golf the following day?
You can join Ben once again, but this time on the golf course at the beautiful Treesdale Golf and Country Club in Gibsonia, PA on June 23rd.
As with the event at Jergels on Sunday night, Monday’s tournament will benefit both Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation.
The tournament was a huge success last year – 118 golfers, including teammate and friend Brett Keisel, Mr. Art Rooney II, Steelers Great Franco Harris, Penguins Great Mario Lemieux, and former Steeler and current ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge, joined Ben on the course for a full day of golf and games to benefit his Foundation.
And benefit it they did! The event raised over $100,000 for both of Ben’s Foundation causes: the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia as well as K-9 Police and Fire Units across the country.
Golfers enjoyed both a lunch buffet served on the patio before heading out on the course, and a delicious dinner in the clubhouse after the tournament featuring several buffet stations. On the course, the golfers were treated to made-to-order Primanti Bros sandwiches from a specially prepared golf dining cart!
Space is limited for the tournament, so make your golfing plans soon!
You can sign up for the tournament, or learn more about it here.
You can see an album full of photos from last year’s Invitational here.
2014 Ben Roethlisberger Football Camp
Sign your child up now to join Ben in June for some football instruction and fun at his Annual Football Camp, sponsored by ProCamps Worldwide and save $20 on the registration fee!
Dates: June 16th & 17th, 2014
Times: 09:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Place: Seneca Valley High School, Harmony, PA
Cost: $199. Use the code BigBen7 for $20 off the registration fee.
You can learn more & register here!
2014 Lou Holtz HOF Dinner
Ben will be the guest speaker at the fundraising dinner which will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the St. Florian Hall in Wintersville, Ohio. in Wintersville, Ohio.
Tickets are $110 per person which covers admission, the meal, commemorative gifts and a chance at prize drawings held during the event. Of that cost, $50 is tax deductible.
You can pre-order tickets by calling 330-386-5443. Tickets go on sale on January 16, 2014.
You can learn more about the Lou Holtz Hall of Fame here.
Congratulations to Ben!
Named the “Steelers 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year”
He is one of 32 NFL team’s “Man of the Year” award winners.
The award recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.
The Ben Roethlisberger Show
Ben makes regular weekly appearances on KDKA-FM, Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan during the NFL season!
The Ben Roethlisberger Show airs Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
*You can also visit us at BR-7.com
A phone call from Ben???
You bet!! Now you can send a personalized phone call (or E-Card) from Ben to a family member or friend for a special occasion!
Click on the image above for more info!
Ben, The Steelers, and Make-A-Wish in 2013
November 15th: Steelers make a wish come
November 6th: An 8-year old Make-A-Wish Hero
November 1st: Big Ben donates to Make-A-Wish
September 22nd: Making a wish come true and then some
July 25th: A great day on the course for a very good cause
July 9th: The 2nd Annual Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Fundraiser
June 2nd: Roethlisberger makes impact off the field
April 14th: A Make-A-Wish day to remember
The Ben Roethlisberger FoundationCheck out the Foundation page!
Click on the image below for information on The Giving Back Fund:
If you would like to donate to Ben's Foundation:
Happy Birthday Wishes To
Brennan Darone (April 18th)
Parker Garrett (April 18th)
Kathy Collins Gittler (April 18th)
Brian Henigin (April 18th)
Alyssa McDaniel (April 18th)
John Oakes (April 18th)
Christy Romano (April 18th)
J. B. Carter (April 19th)
Ashley Hoback (April 19th)
Miranda Klett (April 19th)
Gregory Lawrence (April 19th)
Shannon Nicoletta (April 19th)
Mattie Perkins (Apr 19th)
Brett Peters (Apr 19th)
Emma Spencer (Apr 19th)
Nancy Cumberledge (Apr 20th)
David Diehl (Apr 20th)
Cahty Keel (Apr 20th)
Patty Tarbay (Apr 20th)
Amber Boehm (Apr 21st)
Bobbi Lyn Cooper (Apr 21st)
Colton R. Foust (Apr 21st)
Kacy McLaughlin (Apr 21st)
Sammi Pichini (Apr 21st)
Kaitlyn Presogna (Apr 21st)
Seth Robey (Apr 21st)
Gary Santonastaso (Apr 21st)
Dennis Warne (Apr 21st)
Julie Wonner (Apr 21st)
Faith Kerns (Apr 22nd)
Amy Kneifel (Apr 22nd)
Patty Monarrez (Apr 22nd)
Osbey Orozco (Apr 22nd)
Luke Taylor (Apr 22nd)
Emmanuel Torres (Apr 22nd)
Scott Whitaker (Apr 22nd)
Zig Zarillo (Apr 22nd)
Audrey Brightmon (Apr 23rd)
Maggie Hapeman (Apr 23rd)
Austin Kinley (Apr 23rd)
Leah Martin (Apr 23rd)
Ron Poole (Apr 23rd)
Parris Adams (Apr 24th)
Caitlyn Berl (Apr 24th)
Andrew Osborn (Apr 24th)
Chris Slone (Apr 24th)
Shad Wheeler (Apr 24th)
Jill Becker (Apr 25th)
Rob Caldwell (Apr 25th)
Mason Kary (Apr 25th)
Linda Caudill (Apr 26th)
Robyn Lazration (Apr 26th)
John Reber, Jr. (Apr 26th)
David Sorrick (Apr 26th)
Yrene Torres (Apr 26th)
Landon Carter (Apr 27th)
Brady Cooper (Apr 27th)
Tina Kelley (Apr 27th)
Eileen Maluk (Apr 27th)
Krista Sirk (Apr 27th)
Would you like BigBen7 to post a birthday wish for you or someone else? Just email me with the name, and the birth month and day! Birthdays are posted on Fridays for the coming week.
NOTE: Birthday greeting requests must be sent before the birthday month starts and prior to the posting of the new week's list. Otherwise, they will be put on the calendar for the next year.
All fans on the Birthday Wishes list are eligible to win one of Ben's game-used autographed cleats, courtesy of Ben himself!
(Garrett Cagle was Ben's February, 2011 winner)
A birthday winner's name will be drawn and notified at the end of each month in which their birthday was recognized.
*Congratulations to Patrick Williams! He was our Birthday Wishes winner for March!
You can see photos of the Birthday Wishes winners here.
Proud Sponsors of The 2013 Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament
Apollo Jets, the premiere private jets and aircraft charter company:
Summit Golf Brands – the company behind three of the golf industry’s leading brands:
EP Pro , Premier women’s golf sportswear company for over 18 years:
Fairway & Greene, luxury golf apparel and sportswear:
Zero Restriction, waterproof rainwear for golfers:
You can get info about the Tournament here.
Ronald McDonald House Charities - Pittsburgh Area
For more information and to donate, click on the image link below:
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - UPMC
For more information and to donate, click on the image link below:
Big Ben's BBQ SauceGo with what the Pro's use:
Big Ben's BBQ Sauce sales and fundraising have helped raise over $150,000 for his favorite charities, including The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation!
King Street Sports BarIf you are visiting or vacationing in South Carolina....
Stop by King Street Grille with locations in Charleston, Kiawah Island, James Island, Mt. Pleasant and Myrtle Beach!
"Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is part owner of the Charleston-based chain that is decked out in full Steelers theme. However, King Street Grille doesn't play favorites, it's a sports bar where all sports fans and fanatics are welcomed.
"If you're looking to catch up on sports highlights or catch a game, then this is the spot." -- Sun News Restaurant Review, July 29, 2010.
Book - The C.H.I.L.D. Game Plan
Written By: Bruce A. Tollner, Rep 1 Sports Foreword by: Stephen R. Covey, #1 Bestselling Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"
Ben on the book: "As a quarterback, I have played on some championship teams—and I have experienced some painful losses. Regardless of the outcome of any one game, my dad has been there to cheer me on. Whether I throw a winning touchdown pass or an interception, I know my dad is there to say, 'Good job, Son, I am proud of you!' My parents have had a major influence on the way I live life, as well as the way I play football. Because of their influence, and that of my coaches and others, I am blessed to be able to live out a childhood dream to play professional football. The C.H.I.L.D. Game Plan can help you to help your child live out their childhood dreams. Read this book, and put together a winning game plan for your child."—Ben Roethlisberger, Two-time Super Bowl Champion Quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers
To order your copy, just click on the image link above!
Ben on the Cover