Steeler Charlie Batch speaks on campus Monday
Carnegie Mellon’s athletic department and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host a guest lecture with Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch today. The event is open to all Carnegie Mellon students, faculty, and staff and will be held in Skibo Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m.
Batch will speak about his 10-year NFL experience and his involvement in the Best of the Batch Foundation. Batch started his NFL career with the Detroit Lions in 1998 and established the foundation in 2000 in order to provide resources to underprivileged children and their families in Detroit, Mich. When he was traded to the Steelers in 2002, Batch continued to contribute to the community, specifically to his hometown of Homestead, Pa.
He is continuing to develop the Best of the Batch Foundation, along with introducing Project C.H.U.C.K. (Continuously Helping Uplift Community Kids). Project C.H.U.C.K. uses sports to teach life lessons and enhance moral growth. There will be a question and answer session following Batch’s lecture.