Local Athletes Giving Back through Charitable Foundations
Biertempfel, Rob, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Ben Roethlisberger's charitable foundation is going to the dogs, which is exactly the way he wants it.
In July, the Steelers quarterback set aside more than $100,00 to start a foundation to provide companion dogs for the blind, the disabled, and emergency personnel.
"I've always been a dog person," Roethlisberger said. "And I've got a lot of police friends, so I know there's never enough police dogs out there."
Roethlisberger's foundation last month made its first grant, $9,000, to purchase a new drug-sniffing canine for the police department in his hometown of Findlay, Ohio.
It might seem like a modest start, but Roethlisberger believes it will …
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