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People on the Move: 8/21/2016

United Way of Southwestern PA named Charlie Batch to its board for three-year terms.

100 Kids Gather At Heinz Field For Build-A-Bike Day

Among the recipients are youngsters with “Best of the Batch,” a non-profit started by ex-Steeler Charlie Batch.  

Batch’s wife Latasha is president of the Best of the Batch foundation. “The kids that we brought here today, they don’t have bikes,” she said. “And we have a bike rack, and they’ll be able to use it.”

500 K-5 students given the opportunity to load up on school supplies

Back 2 School Store hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section. Partner agencies such as Best of the Batch Foundation helped connect families with the cause.

4 the 412: Panera Pup Walk 

7th annual Panera Bread Pup Walk at The Waterfront, in conjunction with Western PA Humane Society, led by Charlie Batch

Painting with a Twist

July Painting with a Purpose will take place on Saturday July 23rd at 4:00 pm. We will be partnering with the Best of the Batch Foundation and the Will Allen Foundation

Wine, Women & Shoes luncheon hel at the Fairmont Pittsburgh

Wine, Women & Shoes,” there was no way this inaugural event to benefit The Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. Event chairs Latasha Wilson Batch, Laura Kronk, Dee Dee Troutman, Lisa Baydos, Melissa Dellovade and Debi Wheeler were thrilled with the turnout. 

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Killer Heels event held at The Frick Pittsburgh

Guests weren’t just gushing over the shoe collection, many were wearing their own remarkable footwear. Standouts included Latasha Wilson Batch’s Rachel Roy spiked leopard print stilettos.  Check out the video to hear Tasha's reaction to the exhibit. 

 

2016 Nellie Leadership Awards Gala

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Charlie Batch and Latasha Wilson-Batch as Honorary Co-chairs with Peggy Harris, president and CEO of Three Rivers Youth.

 

Panera Pup Walk

Former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch and his wife, Latasha, are again leading the Panera Pup Walk at the Waterfront in Homestead on June 12. 

 

YWCA hosts tribute to women leaders at Westin Convention Center

Each year this prestigious luncheon honors seven local women for their contributions in leadership. Including our friend, Yasmin Shaheed, chief administrative officer, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh. SEEN: Charlie and Latasha Wilson-Batch. 

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Nellie Leadership Awards Gala 

More than 180 guests arrived to support Three Rivers Youth.  Serving youth and family since 1880, Three Rivers Youth works to unite families, combat homelessness, enhance educational opportunities and build life skills for at-risk youth.  SEEN:  Charlie and Latasha Wilson-Batch. 

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Spring Hat Luncheon held at Frick Park 

A sold-out crowd of 600 guests are mixing and mingling in the gorgeous weather, including Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy president and CEO Meg Cheever, Charlie and Latasha Wilson Batch.  

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The Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh holds fundraising gala

Roughly 250 guests gathered to support the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.  SEEN: Charlie and Latasha Wilson-Batch. 

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Parks Conservancy Patrons Party held in Shadyside

Pittsburgh Post Gazette SEEN - You could feel the excitement building for this year’s Hat Luncheon as guests arrived for a private cocktail party at Michael and Ramsey Lyons’ home. SEEN:  Charlie and Latasha Wilson-Batch. 

 

Youth sports coaches learn to mentor on and off the field

NEXT Pittsburgh - The idea of coaches serving as mentors is an ideal fit with the Mentoring Partnership’s natural mentoring initiative, called Everyday Mentoring.

 

Fanfare:  Familylinks' Just Jazz 4 fundraiser

 

On April 15 internationally renowned band Spyro Gyra came to Manchester Craftsman's Guild, North Shore. Honorary chairs for the annual event were Charlie Batch and Latasha Wilson-Batch.

 

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Chuck Cooper Foundation Honors Charlie Batch

 

Chuck Cooper III honors his father's barrier-breaking career with a foundation that celebrates his accolades beyond basketball.  

 

 

 

Women & Girls Foundation Crossroads Convention

 

You could feel the excitement in the air after a day of amazing speakers and inspirational stories from the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern Pa.’s Crossroads Conference. One of the most diverse events I’ve #SEEN in Pittsburgh, the conference drew women of all ages, races, demographics and economic backgrounds to come together in a spirit of unity. 

 

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Heart Ball 2016 

 

Deep in the heart of Pittsburgh, more than 800 guests brought their cowboy boots (well, a few did anyway) to enjoy a “western-themed” black tie affair to support the American Heart Association.

 

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How we met: Pittsburghers tell their tales of love

Everyone has a love story. Whether sweet or sad, romantic or funny, Pittsburghers have one thing in common: They love love. We interviewed local power couples of this fair city and reached out to the general community to tell us how they met the love of their lives.  

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I Love to Watch You Play

Former NFL Quarterback Charlie Batch Shares 5 Principles of Learning Integrity in Sports

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Remake Learning

How Steelers Quarterback Charlie Batch is Giving Back to the Neighborhood He Grew Up In

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A look at Villanova's recruiting class

Paul Grattan from Mt. Lebanon High School was one of 26 players named to the Best of the Batch All-WPIAL football team. 

 

Pittsburgh athletes of the week:  Steel Valley's Kennedy Smith

Learn how he got started playing basketball . . .

 

Hundreds of Volunteers Wrap Gifts for Batch Foundation Toy Drive

Volunteers helped to wrap toys and other holiday gifts to hand out during the Batch A Toys holiday toy drive. 

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Charlie Batch Hoping To Make Holiday Season Brighter For Thousands Of Local Kids

 

NEXT Pittsburgh

Help Batch A Toys collect more than 5,000 toys for Pittsburgh Kids

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Painting with a Purpose

Join us for a Painting with a PURPOSE FUNdraiser benefiting the Charlie Batch Foundation at Painting with a Twist Pittsburgh-South.   

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Pittsburgh Post Gazette

In The Pocket with Charlie Batch event supports literacy... See more pics

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Photo: Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette

 

Behind the Steel Curtain

Charlie Batch hosts 9th annual In The Pocket fundraiser for education...

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Batch finds fun way to focus on education... Includes photo gallery!

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New Pittsburgh Courier

Students display STEAM Prowess at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s 2nd annual STEAM Showcase Open House...

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Photo: Gail Manker / New Pittsburgh Courier

 

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The Goddard School pledged $10,000 and one year free pre-kindergarden tuition to Best of the Batch Foundation...

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Photo:  Bill Wade / Post-Gazette

 

Tribune Review

East Liberty Back2School event to give kids in need a hand with clothes...

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch and his wife, LaTasha Wilson-Batch — founders of the Munhall-based charity Best of the Batch — are honorary program chairs.

 

09/05/14

New Pittsburgh Courier:  Macedonia FACE honors Charlie Batch

 

09/01/14

Post Gazette:  Friend of Children benefit honors Charlie Batch

 

08/26/14

Whirl Magazine celebrates the 7th Annual ‘DVE Celebrity Roast: Charlie Batch

 

08/25/14

Charlie Batch joins XFINITY High School Football Game of the Week Broadcast Team

 

08/19/14

Tune in Tuesday 08/19 to Root Sports for "A Day In The Life with Josh Miller".  Josh spends a day with Charlie Batch

 

 

Hometown Hero Storytime at Barnes & Noble Waterfront with Charlie Batch! 

 

Watch Next Level Athletics on Pittsburgh Today Live! with Kimberly Gill

 

Congrats to Next Level Athletics Track Club 4 x 4 Relay Team!  First Place finish at US Track & Field Regionals in New Jersey!  Next stop . . .  Houston for the Junior Olympics! 

 

It's time for Project C.H.U.C.K.!  Wednesday, May 27 - Saturday, July 19. 

 

'NFL Films Presents': Charlie Batch - Throughout the career of Charlie Batch he has always been there for his team and his town, proving to be more than just the typical NFL player.  

 

Best of the Batch Foundation is proud to offer both EITC and OSTC Scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.  

 

Check out our 2013 Project C.H.U.C.K. Newsletter!

 

Next Level Athletics News:

National Champions: Next Level Athletics Wins the Gold

Next Level Athletics has the Best of the Batch Advance to Junior Olympics

Next Level Athlete, Danielle Bryant, Brings Home Two Gold Medals

Next Level Athletes Shine at Columbus Track and Field Classic 

Articles

Steeler Charlie Batch Wins 2013 Byron "Whizzer" White Award for Community Service

Memory Of Charlie Batch's Slain Sister Lives Through His Youth Foundation

From tragedy, Steelers' Charlie Batch offers hope

Batch works to cut dropouts

Charlie Batch Plays Santa Claus To Children In Need

Steelers praise parenting at Urban League forum

Batch learned lesson off field, gives back to community

Charlie Batch Expands His Basketball League To Wilkinsburg

Play of the week: The Steelers' Charlie Batch throws with respect

Brentwood, Monessen students taught respect after dispute at event

Blogs

Carnegie Mellon IS Class Helps Steelers Quarterback “In the Pocket”

Charlie Batch Calling!

Batch gets hometown honor

Audio/Video

Special Guest: Charlie Batch Reads 'Oh the Places You'll Go" 

Charlie Batch 1 on 1 Interview

Press Releases

Pittsburgh Steelers Charlie Batch and Ryan Mundy and UPMC Center for Inclusion Host Dignity and Respect Day for Youth

Sierra w/o Wires Attends 6th Annual “In the Pocket” with Charlie Batch Event

CMU's Information Systems Students To Present Software Solutions for Best of Batch Foundation, BusBurgh iPhone App, Free Ride Pittsburgh and More

Two ATHENA Young Professional Award Finalists Have Strong Ties to SWSG!