• Local communities receive K-9 grants from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation

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    Nine Pittsburgh-area communities will be upgrading their K-9  programs thanks to Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger.

    The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation will be giving  nine grates totaling over $82,000 to the following departments:  

    • Sharpsburg Borough Police Department
    • Beaver Township Police Department
    • Edinboro Borough Police Department
    • City of McKeesport Police Department
    • Lower Burrell Police Department
    • Eureka Fire Rescue EMS
    • Ohio Township Police Department
    • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
    • Hopewell Township Police Department

    The departments will use the money for different initiatives including establishing new K-9 units, replacing retired dogs, updating K-9 vehicles and training. 
     
    The latest grant distribution completes the foundation’s 11th grant cycle, which has distributed 23 grants totaling more than $170,000. 


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