On Monday afternoon, Charlie Batch, his wife Tasha, and other Best of the Batch Foundation staff members and volunteers hosted a press conference announcing the ground-breaking for the new Clubhouse space. The new additions to the facility in Munhall will be six times the size of the current setup at 21,000 square feet. Many special guests were present to show their support for the Foundation, including Steelers [...]
In celebration of the groundbreaking for the new Best of the Batch Foundation Clubhouse, Ron Cook at the Post-Gazette wrote a touching tribute to the work Charlie has done to help local kids. The article reads, in part: "We spend too much time talking about the Antonio Browns of the sports world. I’m guilty. We don’t spend nearly enough time on the many good people associated with [...]
Congratulations to Charlie Batch and Bruce Gradkowski! They were two of the athletes inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame Class of 2019 on Saturday, June 1. Steelers.com covered the news, and included a quote from Charlie saying, "“It’s exciting for sure. When you are playing high school football that is not the final thought you have, that you will go into a hall of fame. It [...]
On Wednesday, May 22, Charlie Batch visited Blairsville High School for an assembly on the importance of preparing for success, titled “Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.” During the assembly, Batch presented scholarships to three students: Sidney McCully ($250), Jillian Barger ($1,000) and Kourtney Horchar ($1,000)! Find the full article and photos from the event here.
Last night Charlie Batch joined Jerome Bettis, Merril Hoge and others to support Jerome's Bus Stops Here Foundation. Charlie said, "What a fun time last night supporting Jerome and his Bus Stops Here Foundation. Jerome & Merril Hoge definitely hit the ball further than I did. But hey, my game is a work in progress."
For the 12th year in a row, Charlie Batch and the Best of the Batch Foundation travelled to Canton, Ohio, to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame with dozens of kids! The event was part of education week.
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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=porl0lryj3g
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.
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 [...]
On Feb. 13, Charlie had a great time hanging out with Jeff Hartings at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for their projectart program. The kids were AWESOME! Projectart is an organization dediated to transforming public libraries into vital cultural hubs through artist residencies where contemporary visual artists teach free, after-school art classes to underserved youth, while developing new artwork in the library. Find out more about the [...]