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Charlie Batch & Best of the Batch Foundation Lead Dignity & Respect Effort

Clairton players offered a video apology to Bishop Guilfoyle after attending a Dignity & Respect Sportsmanship session with Charlie Batch, volunteers from the Best of the Batch Foundation, and other speakers.

The Trib quoted Charlie saying: “It was interesting to see the kids’ reaction to going there on a school day like that. They were nervous. It was like they were taking a test. But it was a pretty cool thing. It was a good day.

“Guys opened up. They were 100 percent committed, and it was a very interactive session.”

The article said WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley was impressed with the foundation’s presentation, and quoted him saying: “The goal was to provide an educational approach to an unfortunate situation, and provide those kids involved some tools moving forward that they can more-effectively use in dealing with adversity. The presenters today spoke to that, and I think it was well-received. From our perspective, we think it was very well done.”

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Charlie Batch & Best of the Batch Foundation Lead Dignity & Respect Effort

TribLIVE Sports: Schools Get Best of Batch

In this article, Pittsburgh Tribune Sports Columnist Kevin Gorman highlights Charlie’s recent work with high school student-athletes. The story says:

“Batch, a Homestead native and Steel Valley graduate, has gone from hometown hero after 11 seasons as a Steelers quarterback to a mediator who helps teams confront controversial issues with his Dignity and Respect for Youth Program through his Best of the Batch Foundation.”

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Ex-Steeler Charlie Batch delivers holiday surprise for local families in need

WPXI Channel 11 broadcast highlighted the Best of the Batch Foundation’s annual holiday toy drive, saying: “It takes a small army of volunteers packed into numerous rooms and gathered around every table at the Best of the Batch Foundation to make sure hundreds of gifts end up in the hands of families in need this Christmas.”

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Ex-Steeler Charlie Batch delivers holiday surprise for local families in need
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People Who Inspire: Charlie Batch on Purpose

Inspiration for Life.  Motivation for success.  MaryMotivates.com

What Charlie Batch found on the football field as a kid, was purpose. It’s where he found father figures in the coaches that pushed him. It’s where his mother put her foot down. And it’s where he channeled the pain of losing his sister into something good.

The retired Pittsburgh Steeler and two-time Super Bowl champion’s life’s work is firmly rooted in his economically challenged steel mill hometown of Homestead, Pa.

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