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Make-a-Wish and Ronald McDonald House sticking with Roethlisberger

Sounds like someone is finally on the side of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, as according to this piece below, a couple of charities are sticking with the QB, that being Make-a-Wish and Ronald McDonald House:

Despite being suspended by the NFL for six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is still being backed by two charities, according to Alex Marvez of

Make-a-Wish and Ronald McDonald House told that Roethlisberger can participate in their activities.

The president of the Pittsburgh Make-a-Wish branch told that she was “heartbroken and very surprised” about the Steelers’ QB’s alleged actions, but would still have a working relationship with him.

“Our relationship with Ben is exactly as it has always been. Nothing has changed,” Judith Stone said. “It’s the child’s wish. Of all the wishes in the whole world, if they want to meet Big Ben, that’s the wish.”

He also is the honorary local chairman of Ronald McDonald House Charities, reported.

“He is so good with our kids,” executive director Barbara Reed Martin told “When he talks to them, he makes them feel as if they were the only person in the room.”

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. Ed

    May 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Glad to hear that some people not juding Ben but supporting him. I hope that Pittsburgh will get the message and get off of the man’s back. He’s a great athlete and a great football player. The pass is the pass and let’s support a man that has gave us some great years and memories that will never go away. He hath not sinned cast the first stone.

  2. Ass Munch

    May 12, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Good for them. I myself have never wavered in my support of Ben. To me Ben is a Steeler. It’s not in my blood to turn on a member of such a beloved group.
    Also I can’t wait for him to bring Lombardi 7 to Pittsburgh.

    • George H

      May 12, 2010 at 3:00 pm

      Damn right!!

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