Charlie Batch Presents Commencement Address at EMU

Charlie Batch gave the afternoon Commencement Address at his alma mater, Eastern Michigan University, on Sunday, April 26th. In the commencement, Charlie shared the lessons he has learned through his life that have guided his success, and he challenged graduates to win their own personal super bowls and build their own dynasties.

About the speech, Dr. Sue Martin, President, EMU, said:

“Charlie Batch has been a great role model for our students with his commitment to serving others and to excel on the field and in his home community.  His commencement speech was funny, heartwarming and inspirational to our students.” Features Article from Charlie Batch, the online site for Entrepreneur Magazine, published an article written by Charlie Batch in its Inspiration section.

Titled “How to Lead and Succeed by Expecting Your Best,” the article shares Charlie’s three tips for leadership and success: Be Ready, Be Resilient and Be the Pro.

Read the full article here. 

Charlie Batch Goes to Neverland with Pgh Musical Theater!

Charlie Batch will join Pittsburgh Musical Theater in their production of Peter Pan, opening this week at the Byham Theater!

Opening night (Thursday, April 23, 2015) and select performances will feature a guest appearance from former Pittsburgh Steeler turned Neverland Pirate, Charlie Batch. This is the second year Batch has joined the Pittsburgh Musical Theater cast, appearing last year as a circus strongman in the production of “Seussical the Musical.”

“Most people who know me say I’m just a big kid at heart, so a production that sings ‘I won’t grow up’ may just be a perfect fit for me,” said Batch. “I’m honored that the Pittsburgh Musical Theater is making room for me on their stage again this year.”

In partnership with Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Batch is sponsoring a book drive at the Byham Theater to benefit his Best of the Batch Foundation, an organization dedicated giving Pittsburgh city kids a safe place to learn and grow. Ticket holders for Peter Pan are encouraged to bring a new copy of their favorite book to the theater. Donations will be accepted at Byham Theater, 101 6th Street Pittsburgh, Pa, 15220 from April 23- May 3rd, 2015

“We are proud to support the Best of the Batch Foundation through this book drive,” said Colleen Petrucci, Executive Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Musical Theater production of “Peter Pan.” “Peter Pan is a delightful show for the whole family, and having Charlie on stage with us just adds to the fun.”

Peter Pan is directed by Michael Licatta with musical direction from Dr. Brent Alexander, choreography by Lisa Elliott.

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Charlie Speaks at Slippery Rock University’s Unity Week

On Tuesday, April 14, Charlie joined the “Rock Pride,” giving a presentation about teamwork to Slippery Rock University students as part of the school’s Unity Week celebrations.

During the speech, Charlie shared tips he’s learned on and off the field to build strong teams, including: how to identify your roster, trust your extended team, and create a positive team culture.

Read more here!