Pittsburgh’s Mighty Penguins Receive $5,000 NHL Diversity & Inclusion Grant

Pittsburgh, PA – NHL Centennial Fan Arena, the NHL interactive traveling fan experience, visited Pittsburgh on February 24-25 as a PreGame experience leading into the Pittsburgh Penguins Stadium Series game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field.

During the opening hour of PreGame at NHL Centennial Fan Arena, the NHL and Penguins Foundation honored The Mighty Penguins, Pittsburgh’s sled hockey team, by presenting their representatives with a $5,000 NHL Diversity & Inclusion Grant.

In addition to the grant, the NHL provided a Recycle the Game collection net for fans to bring their old gear to help Pittsburgh’s special needs teams.  Members of the Mighty Penguins were on hand both days to personally thank fans who made equipment donations.

NHL Centennial Fan Arena is part of the NHL’s Centennial festivities across North America throughout 2017 honoring a century’s worth of extraordinary players, teams, remarkable plays and unforgettable moments.  The event was enjoyed by fans of all ages.

 

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(L-R) Amy Brown, Dave Soltesz (President of the Penguins Foundation), Alex Brown, Fran Muracca, Christian Humphreys, JC Humphreys, Michele Humphreys, James Humphreys, Omar Mitchell (VP,NHL) and Harrison Humphreys pose with a check at The PreGame as part of the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game.

(Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)