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WELCOME

Charlie Batch is a keynote speaker who brings the excitement of his careers as an NFL quarterback, broadcaster, community advocate and tech entrepreneur to every presentation. Charlie will motivate and challenge your group as he shares leadership insights and emotional stories from his life both on and off the field.

ABOUT CHARLIE

Charlie Batch is a former Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback whose career spanned 15 seasons and two NFL Super Bowls. Now in retirement, Charlie’s passions for sports, technology and his Best of the Batch Foundation have propelled him to new careers in entrepreneurialism, philanthropy, sports broadcasting, leadership and motivational speaking.

APPEARANCES

Excitement. Enthusiasm. Engagement. These are just a few of the things you’ll get with a Charlie Batch keynote address or appearance. Check out these videos to watch Charlie in action.

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TESTIMONIALS

First National Bank

"Charlie spoke at First National Bank’s 2018 Wealth Management event. Charlie’s presentation was exactly what we were looking for. His stories about his life on and off the football field were truly motivating. There were a number of thoughtful questions from the audience which showed their interest in Charlie’s discussion. Lastly, many people who attended the event approached employees of First National Bank with numerous compliments surrounding the event."

-- Ronald A. Donatelli, President, Pittsburgh Region, First National Bank

Women In Cable Telecommunications (WICT)

"Charlie’s passion and connection to the audience was inspiring. His message was relatable and his real life experiences kept the group’s attention. He was a perfect keynote speaker for our event. . . . He definitely scored a touchdown!"

-- Mary LaSota, Program Director, WICT

Bethany College

"Thank you for your profound and fitting Commencement Address at Bethany College. You were the perfect speaker for our students . . . [and] for all of us in attendance!"

-- Dr. Tamara Nichols Rodenberg, President & M.M. Cochran Professor of Leadership Studies, Bethany College

Eastern Michigan University

"The personal stories you shared with the audience underlined the trials that must be confronted in the need to protect and maintain one’s integrity and personal honor. We so appreciate you sharing your expertise with us . . . "

-- Devika Dibya Choudhuri, PhD., 2018 Morris Chair, Department of Leadership & Counseling

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


"Thank you for arranging such an inspirational day. This was the best year yet . . . Charlie Batch was such an inspiration!"

-- Manager, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Construction Specification Institute

"Charlie Batch’s speech to our group was engaging, and very interesting.  His story telling of Steelers football insider information was well received.  Charlie was able to use these Steelers and childhood stories to provide an excellent background as to why he is working so hard to help underprivileged children in his hometown.  We all felt the passion of his presentation."

-- Rich Strayer, May 2017 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

"Charlie's presentation to our Bank management staff was an excellent addition to our leadership development program. His three themes of preparedness, resilience and being a pro painted an inspiring picture of an impressive pathway to success and personal satisfaction. Charlie was energetic, relatable and, as quoted by our CEO 'a marvelous speaker'."

-- Carolyn B. McKinney, Chief Human Resources Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

The Salvation Army

"Charlie was wonderful! We really appreciated how he referred to the fact that he was helped by The Salvation Army when he was young, and how he encouraged volunteerism. His speech was heartfelt and delivered with passion. I received many positive comments from attendees."

-- Donna L. Fencik, Divisional Director of Marketing & PR, The Salvation Army

Eastern Michigan University

"Charlie Batch has been a great role model for our students with his commitment to serving others and to excel on the field and in his home community. His commencement speech was funny, heartwarming and inspirational to our students."

-- Dr. Sue Martin, President, Eastern Michigan University

Society of Carbide & Tool Engineers

"On behalf of our membership, please convey our thanks to Mr. Batch for speaking last Thursday. By far, Mr. Batch was the best speaker we have had in the last 20 years since I have been on the board!"

-- Craig A. Judy, Society of Carbide & Tool Engineers

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

"Charlie Batch captivated the audience at our Leaders for Literacy Luncheon with his message of perseverance in the face of adversity. Like our students, Charlie encountered many challenges and setbacks in life, and yet he has achieved greatness both on and off the field. Batch inspired guests with a glimpse into his personal tragedy and lessons learned that turned his life around."

-- Don Block, Executive Director, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

United Way of Allegheny County

“Compassionate, intelligent, genuine. Charlie has a compelling personal story that led him to a life of giving back to the youth in his hometown. Charlie brings his status as a professional NFL Quarterback to focus employers and their employees on the pressing and urgent needs of disadvantaged youth. He has been a great spokesperson for United Way of Allegheny County.”

-- Bob Nelkin, President & Chief Professional Officer United Way of Allegheny County

Carmeuse Lime and Stone


“Charlie’s presentation was engaging, personal and inspiring. Charlie is a grounded and passionate individual whose life has been touched by tragedy and good fortune. . . . His presentation style and candor make him believable as he motivates others to take action.”

-- Tom Buck, President & CEO, Carmeuse Lime and Stone

LaRoche College

“I do not believe I have heard a finer Commencement address than the one you delivered to our graduates. It was touching, it was heartfelt, and looking down at the faces of our graduates, I hope you saw how much your words meant to them. You had them from your first word to your last.”

-- Sister Candace, President of LaRoche College

NEWS

Charlie Batch and projectart on WQED-TV

March 22, 2019

Charlie Batch recently came together with projectart to help local kids participate in free after-school art classes at public libraries. The projectart programs are now available at six area Carnegie libraries. To promote the organization, WQED-TV aired a three-minute video about the program. Watch the video here, and look for Charlie around the two minute mark!

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Saltsburg Faculty Take on Charlie Batch and Steelers in Charity Basketball Game

March 19, 2019

On Friday, Charlie Batch joined fellow Pittsburgh Steelers for a charity basketball game against the faculty at Saltsburg High School. The game included an autograph session during half time. The local Indiana Gazette was there to cover the big game. See the article and photos here. 

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Charlie Batch to be Inducted into WPIAL Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019

February 21, 2019

Today, WPIAL announced that Charlie Batch will be inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame! Other members of the class of 2019 inductees include Bruce Gradkowski and Paul Posluszny. A total of 16 individuals and two teams make up the 13th class, and no previous class had as many pro players. This class includes a current NFL player, three former NFL players and also former NBA and MLB […]

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1 day ago

Charlie Batch

Its gonna be a fun meeting and getting to know the next group of rookies that enter the NFL. Looking forward to a great week. #NFLDraft #NflpaDebut ... See MoreSee Less

Its gonna be a fun meeting and getting to know the next group of rookies that enter the NFL. Looking forward to a great week. #NFLDraft #NflpaDebut

3 days ago

Charlie Batch

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Comment on Facebook

Happy Easter Charlie!!! GOMAB 🤟🏽

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, Charlie.

Happy Easter Charlie!!

Happy Easter cousin

Happy Easter to you & your family.

Happy Easter to you and your family

Happy Easter 🐣🐰🌸

Happy Easter Charlie and family🐇

Happy Easter Charlie!

Happy Easter Charlie !!

Happy Easter Charlie!

Happy Easter to you all have a great day

Happy Easter!!!🐣

Happy Easter Charlie and family!

Happy Easter to u and ur family!

Thank you, Charlie...ENJOY your day !!!!!

Happy Easter 🐇

Thank you and Happy Easter to you too Charlie. :)

Happy Easter to you and your family!!!!

Happy Easter enjoy the day

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Charlie!

Happy Easter to you and your family.

Happy Easter to you and your family

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1 week ago

Charlie Batch

Thank you to the Western Chapter PA Sports Hall of Fame for the Campbell Family Distinguished Achievement Award. We at Best of the Batch Foundation are very humbled to receive this award. We will continue to keep Bill Campbell's legacy alive and well.
www.batchfoundation.org
#HomesteadRaised #HomesteadProud
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Congratulations!! You do amazing work and are certainly Pittsburgh proud !!

2 weeks ago

Charlie Batch

ALL 2019-20 Best of the Batch Foundation Scholarship Applications are due TODAY 4/12 by 5pm. NO EXCEPTIONS!
www.batchfoundation.org/educational-programs/
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ALL 2019-20 Best of the Batch Foundation Scholarship Applications are due TODAY 4/12 by 5pm. NO EXCEPTIONS! 
https://www.batchfoundation.org/educational-programs/

2 weeks ago

Charlie Batch

We are 1 day away from applications being due. 2019-20 Best of the Batch Foundation scholarship applications are now open. All applications must be turned in Friday April 12th at 5pm. Please pass along.https://www.batchfoundation.org/educational-programs/ ... See MoreSee Less

We are 1 day away from applications being due. 2019-20 Best of the Batch Foundation scholarship applications are now open. All applications must be turned in Friday April 12th at 5pm. Please pass along.https://www.batchfoundation.org/educational-programs/
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FOLLOW CHARLIE

Charlie has some of the most active social media pages in all of sports! Find information about his keynotes and appearances, read his NFL insights and see the latest Best of the Batch Foundation news. You might even catch Charlie and his wife, Latasha, sharing their famous mac and cheese recipe or posting Charlie’s latest adventures in snow blowing. Follow Charlie today!

CHARLIE'S ON-AIR SCHEDULE

Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network Post-Game Show

Listen live immediately following the game on 102.5 WDVE & Steelers Nation Radio on iHeart Radio Network

KISS The Morning Freak Show with Mikey and Big Bob - Frequent Guest

6AM to 10AM weekdays. Listen live at 96.1 KISS FM or on iHeart Radio Network

WDVE Morning Show - Frequent Guest Randy Baumann & The DVE Morning Show.

Listen live at 102.5 WDVE or on iHeart Radio Network

970 ESPN Radio - Frequest Guest

Listen live at 970 AM Pittsburgh's Sports Hub or on iHeart Radio Network