Steelers quarterback chooses Kansas K9 unit for grant

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Courtesy MGN, Bonner Springs PD Courtesy MGN, Bonner Springs PD
BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Kansas City Chiefs won’t play the Steelers until Sunday, but the Pittsburg quarterback has new fans in Kansas.

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation has selected the Bonner Springs Police Department’s K9 unit for a grant.

“Officer Bargerstock, and K-9 Scout would like to thank the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation for choosing our department to receive a grant for our K-9 program," the police department said on Facebook. "We are grateful for the grant opportunity the foundation provides to Police Departments and their K-9’s across the nation, and that we could be a part of it.”

BigBen7.com says the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation's website says the foundation "seeks to support police and fire departments throughout the U.S. with a particular emphasis on support for K-9 units and service dogs."

The amount of the grant was not disclosed.

Roethlisberger and the Steelers will play the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. Kickoff is at 3:25 p.m.

The Hutch Post contributed to this report.

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