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NFL Star Charlie Batch Panera Pup Walk Grand Marshal

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PaneraTwo-time Super Bowl champ Charlie Batch will help to champion a paws cause at the upcoming 5th annual Panera Bread Pup Walk at the Waterfront.

As the Grand Marshals of the upcoming event, the former quarterback for the Detroit Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers and his wife Latasha invite fans of football, Fidos and felines to get in the game and sign up for the one-mile constitutional. The first 300 people who register will each receive a gift bag, and those who raise the most funds will be presented with special prizes.

The event also includes such Rover-related activities as a baby pool for tail-waggers to wade in; the chance for your Fido to pose for a pet photo and the opportunity for pet parents to shop for their Spot among vendor booths brimming with pet products.

A day of play with a higher purpose, proceeds from the event will benefit The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, which has helped companion animals in need since 1874.

When: June 8, 2014 Registration at 9 a.m.; walk at 10 a.m.

Where: The walk begins at The Waterfront in Homestead, Pennsylvania

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High-profile pals to all with paws, Charlie and Latasha Batch were also the co-Grand Marshals of the Panera Pup Walk in 2013, when they stepped in front of a camera for the following promotional video:

Photo Credit: Western Pennsylvania Humane Society

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.