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Ben Roethlisberger Makes Wishes Come True

Ben Roethlisberger presents donation to President and CEO Judi Stone and wish kid Anthony

Wish kid Anthony was the special guest of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday, November 1, when Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger presented a $30,000 donation to Make-A-Wish® President and CEO Judi Stone from the proceeds of his Foundation's summer golf event. This is his second year donating to Make-A-Wish.  On the Steelers website, Roethlisberger said that hearing about the kids who had their wishes granted last year as a result of his donation made supporting Make-A-Wish even more special.

"I got a packet and an envelope with a bunch of letters in it from Make-A-Wish kids whose wishes got granted,” said Roethlisberger on the Steelers website. “I could just see the smile on their faces as I was reading the letters. It means so much to me and my family and the foundation to be able to help out Make-A-Wish.”

In addition to being part of the check presentation, eight-year-old Anthony, who was granted his wish for a trip to Walt Disney World in April 2012, got to meet the Steelers team and received the jersey that Ben wore during the recent Oakland Raiders game.

To read more about the donation, please click here.

  • Anthony meets the Steelers

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