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Comcast Foundation Awards Grant to Best of the Batch Foundation

Today, the Comcast Foundation announced it has awarded more than $300,000 in grants to organizations throughout Pennsylvania including the Best of the Batch Foundation.

The Comcast announcement stated: “In Pittsburgh, Best of the Batch Foundation supports students by providing technology and school-readiness programs in local communities. ‘Best of the Batch Foundation is pleased to continue our partnership with the Comcast Foundation as we bring state of the art technology to our students,’ said Founder and President, Charlie Batch.

‘Thanks to the new equipment, like 3-D printers and 3-D pens that we will be able to purchase for our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Club, we will create new learning outlets and open doors to careers and opportunities.'”

Read the full announcement here.

WQED Features Charlie Batch & The Best of the Batch Foundation

In a recent feature story, WQED recently featured Charlie Batch and the Best of the Batch Foundation. The show tells the story of Charlie’s life growing up in Homestead, Pennsylvania, his pursuit of a professional football career, and his motivation for founding the Best of the Batch Foundation.

The show goes on to explain the foundation’s mission, its basketball league, literacy programs, Batch-A-Toys program, alternative school programs, In the Pocket event and much more.

Watch the full story here!

Featured on KDKA-TV: Batch A Toys’ Event Provides Food, Presents For Deserving Families

This holiday season, Charlie Batch and the Best of the Batch Foundation were featured on KDKA-TV for their annual “Batch-A-Toys” event, which provides presents for deserving local Pittsburgh-area families.

Now in it’s 10th year, Batch-A-Toys gathered and distributed food, household items and toys to children, families and community organizations.

The story features interviews with Charlie and with Latasha Wilson-Batch, Executive Director of the Best of the Batch Foundation.

Watch the full story here on KDKA-TV.


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Featured on KDKA-TV: Batch A Toys’ Event Provides Food, Presents For Deserving Families

Charlie Batch Speaks to West Greene High School Students

On December 21st, Charlie Batch visited West Greene Middle/High School to meet with the students who volunteer and Peer Mentors and to talk with the entire student body at a school assembly.

The local newspaper, The Observer-Reporter, covered the event, saying:

“Batch, who played for the Steelers for 11 of his 15 years in the NFL, spoke to the student body Wednesday morning about making good life decisions and working hard in school. His motivational speech was part of the district’s peer mentoring program, which allows high school students to mentor middle school students who may be struggling with attendance or grades.”

The article also quotes Charlie, who said, ““I wanted to thank them for what they’re doing. They’re leaders in the school. And the second thing is trying to bring about the message that you can be successful.”

Read the full story on the Observer-Reporter’s website.