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 [...]
The Best of the Batch Foundation's annual toy donation event, Batch A Toys, was another huge success in 2019! Thousands of toys were donated this year, and hundreds of volunteers came out to wrap the gifts for local families in need. Thank you to everyone who participated!
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
At his 14th Annual Caring for Kids Gala, Jerome Bettis presented Charlie Batch with the Impact Award! Steelers.com covered the ceremony, writing that the Impact Award is "an award that was just created this year because of individuals like Batch. He has dedicated so much time over the past 20 years giving back to the kids in the community where he grew up, and now he can [...]