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New Video from Charlie Batch and the Best of the Batch Foundation!

Charlie Batch and the Best of the Batch Foundation have just released a new video titled: "We're Building the Best." The video shows the multiple ways in which the foundation helps thousands of kids each year, and describes plans for the new Foundation building. Watch the video, and learn more about the work Charlie, his wife Tasha, and the entire Best of the Batch Foundation team are [...]

2020-02-11T20:17:38+00:00February 11th, 2020|News|

Batch Foundation Receives $50,000 from the Steelers Social Justice Grant Program

This holiday season brought a big gift to the Best of the Batch Foundation with a $50,000 donation from the Steelers Social Justice Grant program. The program is an effort to engage with various factions, including law enforcement, charitable organizations, military and more to strengthen the community at large. The grant will help the Batch Foundation in their efforts to improve the quality of life for children [...]

2020-01-21T20:21:51+00:00December 30th, 2019|News|

Charlie Batch Talks About Mason Rudolf on “Reiter Than You” Podcast

Charlie shared  his reaction to Myles Garrett hitting Mason Rudolph with Bill Reiter on his podcast, "Reiter Than You." During the interview, Charlie discussed where the line should be drawn between jawing and fighting, and gave his take on Mason Rudolph as a quarterback this year. Listen to the entire podcast here. 

2019-11-26T20:23:38+00:00November 26th, 2019|News|

Charlie Batch Featured on NFL Network’s “NFL NOW”

Yesterday, Charlie Batch joined The NFL Network to discuss the learning curve of the Steelers QB, Mason Rudolph. During the interview on "NFL NOW," Charlie said, "I like the development as far as where he's going, I would just like the learning curve to be accelerated a little bit." Charlie goes on to discuss Rudolph's move from third-teamer with no reps to starting quarterback, and he shares [...]

2019-11-13T18:14:11+00:00November 13th, 2019|News|

WPXI-TV’s “See and Be Seen” Says In the Pocket Event Supports an Exceptional Cause

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, the Best of the Batch Foundation hosted its 13th Annual In the Pocket Event, and WPXI-TV's "See and Be Seen" reporters were there to cover all the action. The story includes an overview of the western-style themed event, details about the benefits to the Foundation's STEAM education programs, and interviews with Tasha Batch, Charlie Batch, and JuJu Smith-Schuster. Watch the full story [...]

2019-11-13T18:34:51+00:00November 10th, 2019|News|

Steelers.com Covers the 13th Annual “In the Pocket” Event

On Thursday, November 7, Charlie Batch and his wife, Tasha, hosted the 13th Annual "In the Pocket" Event to benefit the Best of the Batch Foundation at Nova Place on the North Side. Steelers.com was on hand to cover all the fun and excitement of this unique fundraiser. The article quotes Charlie saying, “It’s remarkable the way the guests and the players turn out. When you sit [...]

2019-11-10T15:33:19+00:00November 10th, 2019|News|

Charlie Batch Profiled on The Trust Website Powered by the NFLPA

As he neared the end of a 15 year NFL career with the Detroit Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Charlie Batch knew he had to prepare for retirement. In this article, Charlie explains the process of accepting this significant change in his life, saying, "as athletes, we all have an expiration date," and he talks about his role today as a KDKA color analyst, as founder of [...]

2019-11-04T13:29:21+00:00November 4th, 2019|News|

Best Of The Batch Foundation Hosts 3D Printing Workshop With Kids In Munhall

Last Friday, Charlie Batch and the kids at the Best of the Batch foundation had the opportunity to work with 3D printers. This was a special opportunity for kids to be exposed to new technology and careers of the future. KDKA-TV covered the experience, and quoted Charlie saying: "As they work on this particular project, it helps them be able to navigate and how to work with [...]

2019-10-15T18:44:36+00:00October 15th, 2019|News|

Steelers Kickoff Launches “Buy or Sell?” Segment with Charlie Batch and the Crew

This week on KDKA, Charlie Batch, Bob Pompeani, and the rest of the Steelers Kickoff crew launched a new segment called "Buy or Sell?" The segment lets everyone weigh in on their predictions for Steelers players and game strategies. Check out the first round here. 

2019-10-15T18:57:07+00:00October 8th, 2019|News|