Big Ben

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. (Photo by Alan Freed/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police K-9 Officer Fury received funding from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation this week.

Police Chief Matt Conrad said Thursday the donation from the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was for $8,000.

Conrad said he was thankful or the donation.

“Our K-9 program has been completely funded through private donations and relies on the generosity of others,” he said. “In the short time, our K-9 program has been established it has had a positive impact on Punxsutawney Borough along with the surrounding area.

“Mr. Roethlisberger’s generosity and love for animals will ensure the future success of the K-9 program in Punxsutawney.”



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