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Charlie Batch Speaks at Inaugural United Way Community Leaders Conference

Charlie Batch was the keynote speaker at the United Way of Gratiot, Michigan’s first ever Community Leaders Conference on Tuesday. The former Detroit Lions’ and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback inspired the crowd with his story of perseverance and humbleness.

After his remarks, Charlie told the Morning Sun News, “At some point in all of our lives we receive help, no matter where we’re at. It’s also about understanding that once you’ve reached a certain level of success on how to return to that. Being able to share some of my beliefs and volunteer my time is important.”

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Former Steeler Charlie Batch promotes free summer meal program for kids

On June 30th, Charlie Batch joined anti-hunger advocates to kick off this year’s free summer meals program. At the kickoff event held in the gym of Pittsburgh Faison K-5 School in Homewood, Charlie spoke to more than 100 kids and their parents about the importance of healthy eating and maintaining a balanced diet, even during the summer months.

The purpose of the summer meals program, created by the Food and Nutrition Service of the Department of Agriculture in 1968, is to make free meals available for kids and teens while school is out of session.

The article quotes Charlie saying, “I’d really encourage (other families) to come out here to see that there are things available to them. Once they realize that, hopefully more kids will be able to take advantage of it.”

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Charlie Batch’s LinkedIn Strategy Featured on SportsTechie.com

In an article titled, “How Jacksonville Jaguars’ Offensive Lineman Kelvin Beachum Leverages LinkedIn,” Beachum credits Charlie Batch’s advice and ongoing LinkedIn strategies with helping him succeed beyond football.

The article reads, in part:

“Beachum added that when he was playing with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a rookie in 2012, he learned from now-retired NFL quarterback Charlie Batch about the inner workings of how athletes should conduct themselves away from the gridiron. Batch was a representative with the NFL Players Association at the time and according to Beachum took him under his wing about leveraging the game in the right way and making himself visible from a speaking, radio, branding and social standpoint, too.

“Even now, Beachum said he looks to Batch’s LinkedIn for guidance and insight about how to better position himself on the platform, ultimately giving him “leverage” when it comes to interacting with industry executives that he wants to do business with, either from a philanthropic or investment standpoint.”

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