Roethlisberger giving grant to Kenton Co. Sheriff

PITTSBURGH, PA (FOX19) - Pittsburgh Steelers' Super Bowl Quarterback and Findlay, OH native, Ben Roethlisberger, announced the fourth grant of the 2012-13 season from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund.

The Foundation will be distributing a grant to the Kenton County Sheriff's Office.

The Kenton County Sheriff's Office will utilize the grant to replace their existing K-9 with a dual purpose trained K-9. K-9 NIKO, who has been on the force since 2006, has suffered from hip dysplasia and is slated for retirement in the near future. NIKO will be taken care of in retirement by his current K-9 handler.

During the 2012-13 NFL season, The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation will be distributing grants to K-9 units of police and fire departments in the cities and surrounding communities of each regular season away game for the Steelers.

This marks the sixth season that the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation has distributed grants to K-9 units. The mission of the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is to support K-9 units of police and fire departments throughout the United States.

"I would like to thank the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation for their generous grant for a new sheriff K-9 deputy," said Kenton County Sheriff Charles Korzenborn. "As part of the Kenton County Anti-Crime unit, our new K-9 will be an enormous asset to the agencies in Kenton County as well as four other counties."

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