The mission of the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is to support K-9 units of police and fire departments throughout the United States with a particular emphasis on support for service dogs in Pittsburgh, PA and to support other charitable organizations.
Since 2007, the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation has made 107 grants totaling more than $950,000 to 102 police and fire departments and five community youth organizations, including Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Make A Wish Foundation. These 102 canine grants have funded the purchase of more than 66 dogs, the training of more than 28 dogs and 50 handlers, safety equipment for more than of 52 dogs and training equipment for more than 31 dogs as well as food, vet services and housing for countless more.
For the past several years, Ben Roethlisberger has devoted his time to the Make-A-Wish Foundation because of his passion for children. Proceeds from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Invitational will benefit the Make-A-Wish and Ben Roethlisberger Foundations.
The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is a donor-advised fund at The Giving Back Fund, an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity, Tax ID 04-3367888.
For more information about the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, please visit http://bigben7.com/the-ben-