This week, the New York Times, Associated Press, Sun Herald, New Pittsburgh Courier, and many other publications ran a story about Charlie's work with the Trust, an NFL program that helps former players transition into their post-football lives. The article quotes Charlie saying, "The average NFL career is only three years, so at some point, we will be a former - a lot more than an active [...]
Charlie and Dr. Evan Facher from the University of Pittsburgh's Innovation Institute talk with Sunday Business Page host Jon Delano about revolutionary physical rehabilitation technologies developed by Pitt and on their way to market through Impellia. Watch the full interview here!
PITTSBURGH—Former Pittsburgh Steeler, philanthropist, keynote speaker, and businessman Charlie Batch, along with several partners, has formed a new partnership with the University of Pittsburgh and its Innovation Institute to launch a wellness, fitness, human-performance, and rehabilitation-focused company. The Pittsburgh-based startup, called Impellia, will develop and commercialize Pitt-created technologies and other technologies from around the country. As part of the new relationship, Impellia has completed option agreements [...]
WTAE-TV's Andrew Stockey reported on a day-long Dignity & Respect Sportsmanship session led by Charlie Batch, volunteers from the Best of the Batch Foundation, and other speakers. Twenty student-athletes took part in that workshop consisting of motivational speeches, discussions and educational exercises, with a single unifying message from all the speakers: What happened on the field need not define you or your teammates moving forward. WTAE shows [...]
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 [...]
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." Read the full [...]
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." See the full story here.
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 [...]
The National Football League will host the NFL Fan Style Tour stop in Pittsburgh from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at Kohl's in Robinson. There will be a special appearance by former Steeler Charlie Batch from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Admission to the 2,000-square-foot truck will be free. Experience the virtual dressing room to check out this year's top Steelers fashion pieces, as well as NFL [...]
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch traded his helmet for a red and green “holiday hat,” as volunteers turned out for his annual “Batch of Toys” campaign. http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/12/02/former-steeler-charlie-batch-helps-less-fortunate-with-batch-of-toys-campaign/ […]