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Old 09-29-2007, 02:23 PM   #1
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Marathon and Roethlisberger Foundation Support Youth Football

September 27, 2007: 08:35 AM EST

FINDLAY, Ohio, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation , through its wholly owned downstream subsidiary Marathon Petroleum Company LLC, announces the company has joined WFIN-AM radio and Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, to help support youth football in the Findlay, Ohio-area.

"Youth sports provide children with the opportunity to develop many socialization and leadership skills that are useful throughout life. Sports also promote good health," said Gary R. Heminger, Marathon executive vice president and president of the Company's refining, marketing and transportation operations. "Marathon is pleased to join Ben Roethlisberger, in giving local youth the opportunity to gain all the benefits sports can provide."

Every time that "Big Ben" runs or passes for a touchdown during this season, Marathon will donate $1,000 to the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation. The money will be used to support youth football in Findlay, Ohio, through the development of a football complex.

"I was raised to appreciate my many blessings and to always try to help others who may not be as fortunate," said Roethlisberger. "I'm excited about helping to provide Findlay-area kids with the opportunity to participate in football at a new complex."

Ben had a career-high 4 touchdown passes the first week of the promotion. Up-to-date results can be found on www.wfin.com. Information about the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation can be found at www.bigben7.com.

About Ben Roethlisberger Foundation

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund, seeks to provide support for police and fire departments throughout the U.S., with a particular emphasis on service dogs, and to enhance the quality of life for residents of Findlay, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pa. In 2007, the foundation will disperse grants to support or purchase service dogs and vests that assist police and fire departments in Pittsburgh and in every visiting city where the Steelers play this season. Plans for the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation also include making grants to non-profit organizations assisting children in need in cities where Ben has lived and played football. The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund can only distribute grants to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations. (www.givingback.org)

"We're not going to turn our backs on him," Ward said. "We're going to treat him like our brother. We're going to accept him back and be very supportive of him and help him get through this. In this locker room, he's still our quarterback."
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Default Re: Another reason for Ben to run or pass for a TD.....

Big Ben foundation good. Big Oil bad.
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