Philanthropy and Sports Combine in the Life of Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger is well-known as the former quarterback of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. Roethlisberger has been a sporting standout since high school and set records throughout his football career. Alongside the sporting achievements of Big Ben, the main focus of his life remains philanthropy on a national and local level. A recent partnership with musician Micah Tyler saw the Roethlisberger family matching the donation of meals for Pittsburgh’s homeless population.

Ben Roethlisberger has been a household name in the Midwest and the Northeast since arriving at Findlay High School. Born in Lindsay, Ohio, Big Ben led in three sports during his high school career. Despite being a captain for his high school basketball and baseball teams, football was always the main focus for Roethlisberger. At Findlay High School, the quarterback set state records for throwing yards and touchdowns during his senior year.

Moving to Miami of Ohio College, Roethlisberger was a three-year starter who broke school records for total offensive yards and threw for over 3,000 yards in three seasons. His successful college career prompted the Pittsburgh Steelers to select Roethlisberger as the 11th pick in the 2004 draft. The impact made by the rookie quarterback was instant, with his debut season, and he was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Roethlisberger continued playing until 2021, winning multiple awards, including two Super Bowl titles, and made six Pro Bowl appearances.

Philanthropy plays a role in the post-playing career of Ben Roethlisberger. The former quarterback heads the Roethlisberger Family Foundation and works to provide meals for Pittsburgh’s homeless population. Roethlisberger and Micah Tyler have come together to publicize t-shirt sales to benefit homeless charities across Pittsburgh. The t-shirts are sold for $25, with Roethlisberger promising to match the donations made through t-shirt sales to ensure plenty of meals are available for Pittsburgh’s homeless population. Like this page on Facebook, to learn more.


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