The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation hosted their 7th annual Penguins Charity Night on Saturday, March 3 during the Penguins home game against the New York Islanders, raising a record-setting total for the Penguins Foundation and Mario Lemieux Foundation thanks to the generous contributions of the team’s fan base.
Just over an hour before the contest, hundreds of fans lined up inside and outside of PPG Paints Arena to lay claim to one of 450 Black Penguins Charity Duffel Bags available for $250. The Black Penguins Charity Duffel Bag included a chance to receive an autographed Penguins jersey in addition to: a guaranteed autographed puck, Back-to-Back Champions coffee table book, Back-to-Back Champions bobblehead set, 5X Champions hat and much more. In addition, 6,300 Black Penguins Charity Duffel Bags were available online to fans located outside of the Pittsburgh region.
Fans also jumped at the opportunity online to purchase the limited edition Gold Penguins Charity Duffel Bag for $1,000, which guaranteed an autographed Penguins jersey plus all items included in the Black Penguins Charity Duffel Bag.
Between purchases at PPG Paints Arena and online, a total of 7,500+ Penguins Charity Duffel Bags were sold raising over $2.4 million for the Penguins Foundation and Lemieux Foundation.