The Steelers are playing the Bengals this week and although the Bengals are a home dog, a Cincinnati police dog will benefit from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger coming to town.
Roethlisberger will be presenting a grant to the Norwood Police Department in Cincinnati this week so they can purchase safety equipment and training for a new police canine and training for the handler.
This donation, like the many others that Roethlisberger has made over the years, is made possible through The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at the Giving Back Fund. The new dog is being donated by the Haverkamp Foundation, named for Matt Haverkamp, a local officer killed in an off-duty car crash.
Norwood Police Chief Keith Belleman said, "The Norwood Police Department is proud and grateful to receive the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Grant. This grant will allow the Norwood Police Department to re-institute its K-9 program. If not for the generosity of the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, this would not have been possible."
This marks the fifth season now that the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation has distributed these grants to K-9 units and the foundation will be actively distributing more grants in the cities and surrounding communities of each regular season away game for the Steelers this season. Roethlisberger is an Ohio native who played college football at Miami University in Oxford.