Big Ben in Tennessee

April 17th, 2015 by

Turkey hunting at Tim McGraw’s farm!

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Enjoyed a nice dinner with my old friend Jim Kelly and my new friend, Tim McGraw. – Ben




This one was tweeted out by Fairview High School principal Julie Oyer:

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Juli Oyer @wcsFVHS
Taking Be Nice to a whole new level. Legends Jim Kelly AND Ben Roethlisberger are in full support! ‪#‎wcsbenice‬


You can read about the Williamson County TN schools “Be Nice” campaign here.


It’s another Throwback Thursday

April 16th, 2015 by

…courtesy of Cole Peterson!

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Left: Ben poses with Cole and his brother Austin Peterson during his days at Miami. Right: Ben gets some serious quarterbacking advice from Cole during practice.

Cole Peterson’s father, John, is the offensive line coach at the University of Pittsburgh, but from 1999 to 2003, he was the offensive line coach and run-game coordinator for the RedHawks.

Cole and his buddy Tanner Montgomery were big fans of Big Ben even back then.

Cole said that Ben always had time for him and Tanner, and would help their dads out by babysitting too, “He’s the best” said Cole.

Tanner’s father, Shane, was the offensive coordinator at Miami University from 2001 to 2005 before becoming the RedHawks 32nd head football coach, succeeding Terry Hoeppner, from 2005 to 2008. He is now the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Youngstown State University.


Cole & Tanner are becoming regular contributors to our Throwback Thursday feature: from Cole & Tanner in February and Tanner’s from last year.


You’re invited…

April 12th, 2015 by

to the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Weekend!

On Saturday, June 20th:

FoundationEventThe BRF Weekend kicks off with the Triple 7’s event at the beautiful Treesdale Country Club in Gibsonia, PA.

The evening will feature billiards, black jack, horse racing and table games, as well as a silent auction, an open bar and lite fare.

7:00-10:30pm
Registration Opens

Table games, billiards, horse racing & a silent auction begin

Bar opens & lite fare served

9:00pm
VIP Texas Hold ‘em Tournament

10:30pm
Silent auction ends and prizes awarded

(Must be at least 21 years of age. Dress is casual, but please, no jeans)


Then on Monday, June 22nd:

Golfers are welcomed to the BRF Invitational, which will also feature pre-tournament competitions, chair massages and a wonderful lunch.

Specially designed on-course challenges keep the competition going, even between strokes!


The itinerary:

10:00am
Registration opens
Official Tournament Pro Shop opens
Pre Tournament competitions
Lunch
Warm up chair massages

12:30pm
One lucky participant will be chosen to putt for $5,000 (50 ft)

1:00pm
Shotgun Start
Food & beverages on the course
Additional competitions on the course

5:30pm
Anticipated finish time
Tournament food & drinks


Make your plans now to join Ben for a great time for a great cause! You can either attend as a sponsor (sponsorships start at $500), or attend as a guest ($200 per person) here. Guest tickets are limited.

If you are unable to attend the BRF weekend, but would like to donate to the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, you can do so here.

Any questions about the BRF Weekend, please contact event coordinator Jennifer Palella at jenn@proservevents.com or (610)203-9650.


Today

April 10th, 2015 by

Ben_Troy…is a day to celebrate the greatness, the man, the football player that is Troy!

It is such an honor to have played alongside one of the greatest athletes and football players I’ve ever seen in my life.

Troy, you’re an amazing man, an amazing football player, and an amazing father! Thank you my brother. – Ben


Ben joined The Cook and Poni Show today to discuss what Troy meant to him and the team.


It’s a Throwback Thursday

April 9th, 2015 by

And since this IS the week of the 2015 Masters Championship, a golf photo seemed to be in order:

Michael Jordan, Ben Roethlisberger, Larry Giebelhausen, Justin Timberlake

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Ben poses with Michael Jordan, Justin Timberlake and Phoenix police officer Larry Giebelhausen and their trophies after finishing the Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge on Bethpage State Park’s Black Course Friday, June 12, 2009 in Farmingdale, N.Y.

Ben shot an 81, fulfilling a pledge to break 100. It was the best of his group.

Officer Giebelhausen was selected to play in the foursome after Golf Digest magazine asked readers back in 2008 to submit a six-word statement on why they thought they could break 100 at Bethpage Black. he was one of four finalists that were narrowed down from 73,581 entries and finally, the winner!


Check out video of Ben’s amazing tee shot on the third.


Spring has sprung!

April 7th, 2015 by

Summer is just around the corner, and so is the Giant Eagle Ben Roethlisberger Football Camp!!


April2015Sign up now and make sure you don’t miss the fun:

Dates: June 13th & 14th, 2015

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.


Each camper will receive -

• An autographed photo from Ben

• A camp team photo with Ben

• A limited edition Ben Roethlisberger Football ProCamp t-shirt

• 7 Hours of expert instruction

• Opportunity to win contests and prizes


A FUN and EDUCATIONAL experience is GUARANTEED!

Spots are limited, so participants are encouraged to register early. Don’t forget to use the code BigBen7 for $20 off the registration fee.


You can sign your child up for the camp here.


You can see all the great photos from Ben’s camp here.


Easter wishes

April 5th, 2015 by

From our family to yours…


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Hoping everyone enjoyed a wonderful Easter Sunday! –Ben, Ashley, Benjamin Jr., & (a sleepy) Baylee.



Message for Ben

April 3rd, 2015 by

…from Miami’s Lacrosse team today:

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Miami Lacrosse (OH) @MiamiULacrosse
First practice in the new indoor facility. Thank you Ben Roethlisberger for supporting Miami Athletics.


Throwback Thursday – family style!

April 2nd, 2015 by


Carlee Roethlisberger shared one of her favorite photos from 1991 with us last year, and we thought it was worth sharing one more time:


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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 (how did that fit in his basket?) for 9-year old Ben, who would one day play golf with #23!

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.


Official opening of Ben Roethlisberger Field is set for April

March 27th, 2015 by

“This gift is a huge thank you to everything, on and off the field, that Miami University provided me. Attending Miami was one of the best decisions of my life and I am happy to play a small part in helping to rebuild this football program.” – Ben.



Miami University opened its indoor sports center the first week of February, but it will be officially unveiled to the public during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 25th.


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In October of last year, Ben and Ashley agreed to donate $1 million towards the Indoor Sports Center at Miami University.

The 91,000-square-foot complex that took about a year to construct was funded by $13 million in donations, and it will be used by student-athletes, intramural and club sports teams as well as youth athletic programs for tournaments.

The facility includes a full 120-yard football field with a synthetic playing surface similar to neighboring Yager Stadium. It also has netting for baseball, softball and golf; four 100-yard sprint lanes, a high jump and long jump equipment for track; storage space and an observation deck.

According to the Miami Redhawks site, this new facility “will positively impact all 19 of Miami’s sports programs and allow teams to train year-round”.

“I want to thank Ben and Ashley for their support of Miami Athletics. This gift continues our vision to make a difference in the lives of our student-athletes and that includes winning MAC Championships. I am thankful that both Ben and Ashley share in that same vision.” – Miami Athletics Director David Sayler.


More from the Miami Redhawks website:

050612graduation_ben_ashleyIn his time at Miami, Roethlisberger completed 854-of-1,304 pass attempts for 10,829 yards and 84 touchdowns from 2001-03. His junior campaign was one for the ages, throwing for 4,486 yards and 37 touchdowns, leading Miami to 12-consecutive wins, including a Mid-American Conference Championship and GMAC Bowl victory.

That season alone, he captured third-team All-America honors and was just the third player in Miami history to garner the Vern Smith Award as the Mid-American Conference Most Valuable Player.

Roethlisberger to this day still ranks first in Miami history in completion percentage (.655) and touchdowns, and is second in pass attempts, completions, yards and total offense (11,075).


*Photo courtesy of Kyle Kron (@kylekronMiami).


MAGAZINE/BOOK ALERT!

WHAT: Nothing at this time
WHEN:
WHERE:

EVENTS/APPEARANCES!

WHAT: The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Fundraiser
WHEN: Sunday, June 22, 2014
WHERE: Jergel’s Rhythm Grille, Warrendale, PA
TICKETS: Get them in advance here.

EVENTS/APPEARANCES!

WHAT: The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Invitational
WHEN: Monday, June 23, 2014
WHERE: Treesdale Golf and Country Club, Gibsonia, PA
TICKETS: Get them in advance to play in the tournament (foursomes only) here.

 


2014 STEELERS SCHEDULE

 

8/9 Pre-Season – NYG Loss: 20-16
8/16 Pre-Season – Buffalo Win: 19-16
8/21 Pre-Season – @ Philadelphia Loss: 31-21
8/29 Pre-Season – Carolina Loss: 10-0
9/7 Cleveland Win: 30-27
9/11 @ Baltimore Loss: 26-6
9/21 @ Carolina Win: 37-19
9/28 Tampa Bay Loss: 27-24
10/5 @ Jacksonville Win: 17-9
10/12 @ Cleveland Loss: 31-10
10/20 Houston Win: 30-23
10/26 Indianapolis Win: 51-34
11/2 Baltimore Win: 43-23
11/9 @ New York Jets Loss: 20-13
11/17 @ Tennessee Win: 27-24
11/24 BYE N/A
11/30 New Orleans Loss: 35-32
12/7 @ Cincinnati Win: 42-21
12/14 @ Atlanta Win: 27-20
12/21 Kansas City Win: 20-12
12/28 Cincinnati Win: 27-17