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Thousands of Toys Donated on Giving Tuesday for Batch of Toys

Today is Giving Tuesday, and Charlie Batch, his wife Tasha, the Best of the Batch Foundation team and dozens of volunteers gathered outside the U.S. Steel Building to collect toys for their annual "Batch of Toys" donations. "Our goal each year is to fill up this gift-shaped bounce house with presents for boys and girls in our community," Charlie said. "The turnout this year has been amazing. [...]

2019-01-22T23:18:56+00:00November 27th, 2018|News|

Steelers.com Features Charlie Batch’s Annual In the Pocket Event

On Monday night, Nov. 12, 2018, Charlie Batch and his wife Latasha brought back the '90s at their Best of the Batch Foundation annual event, In the Pocket. Held at Nova Place on the North Shore, the event drew hundreds of sports fans eagerly awaiting their turn to play poker, pole, or ping pong with one of their favorite professional athletes. Steelers.com was there to cover all [...]

2019-01-22T23:20:16+00:00November 13th, 2018|News|

Robert Morris University Highlights Charlie Batch as “Gridiron Graduate”

In a new video, Robert Morris University highlights Charlie Batch as a "Gridiron Graduate." Earlier this year, Charlie completed RMU's 10-month online master's in organizational leadership. He is quoted on RMU's website saying, "Completing my master’s was something I had always wanted to do." View Charlie's story on RMU's website and watch the new Gridiron Graduate video here!

2019-01-22T23:20:01+00:00November 9th, 2018|News|

Former Steelers Quarterback Charlie Batch Visits Classrooms with Backpacks

On Friday, Charlie Batch and his team from the Best of the Batch Foundation visited George Washington Intermediate School to deliver dozens of BatchPack packpacks to all third-graders and their teachers. The school and students celebrated by waving paper footballs, wearing Pittsburgh Steelers shirts, and piping Steelers Superbowl songs through the hallways. The New Castle News was there to cover all the action. Read the full article here.

2019-01-22T23:20:37+00:00October 2nd, 2018|News|

Ex-Steeler Imparts Batch of Wisdom at Appalachian Energy Event

On Thursday, Charlie Batch was the featured keynote speaker at the Appalachian Basin Gas Processors Association's Regional Conference. Hosted at the DoubleTree Hotel-Meadow Lands, Batch spoke an audience of 100 professionals about being prepared for all situations. The event was covered by the Observer-Reporter of Washington County. Find the full article here.   

2019-01-22T23:20:52+00:00September 21st, 2018|News|

New Castle News: Former Steeler Batch energizes Mohawk students

On August 24th, Charlie Batch visited Mohawk High School, and later the elementary school, to kick off a positive behavior program, Warrior P.R.I.D.E., an acronym for personal responsibility, respect, integrity, determination and enthusiasm. And the New Castle News was there to cover it! Charlie told the students, “Take responsibility for yourself, but most of all, be respectful to others. Be the best that you can be.” And his remarks really [...]

2019-01-22T23:21:21+00:00August 28th, 2018|News|

Charlie Batch Gets His Hands Dirty Gardening with Kids

Recently, Charlie Batch joined fellow Steeler Jerry Olsavsky at St. Benedict the Moor elementary school to build a learning garden. The garden is sponsored by Dole. During the event, Charlie spoke about the importance of kids learning about gardening and eating fruits and vegetables at an early age. These are lessons, he said, that can be carried through the rest of their lives. Watch all the fun [...]

2019-01-22T23:23:17+00:00July 24th, 2018|News|

Charlie Batch to be Keynote Speaker at WICT’s “Tech It Out” Event

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Charlie Batch will serve as the keynote speaker for the Women in Cable Telecommunications of Greater Pittsburgh Chapter's annual meeting. The event, titled "Tech It Out, Technology -- Leading the Way," will take place at the Carnegie Science Center on Pittsburgh's North Shore. "I've always loved innovations in technology, so I'm very excited to speak to this group of professional women," said [...]

2019-01-22T23:23:50+00:00June 6th, 2018|News|

Charlie Batch Named Grand Marshal of Detroit Grand Prix

This weekend, Charlie Batch was named the Grand Marshal of the Detroit Grand Prix! On race day, he was interviewed by local channel WXYZ-TV Detroit, where he talked about his history with that city and his recent placement in the MAC Hall of Fame. Watch the full interview here.

2019-01-22T23:24:50+00:00June 4th, 2018|News|

Charlie Batch Inducted into MAC Hall of Fame

On Wednesday, May 30, Charlie was inducted into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame for his record-breaking career at Eastern Michigan University. The induction took place during the MAC Honor's Dinner at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel. In addition to Charlie, five other athletes were inducted: Orel Hershiser (Bowling Green, baseball), Dr. Carol Cartwright (Mid-American Conference/Bowling Green/Kent State, administration), Michael Turner (Northern Illinois, football), and Dana Drew-Shaw (Toledo, [...]

2019-01-22T23:25:04+00:00June 1st, 2018|News|