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Penguins Foundation To Sell Love Your Melon Beanies

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation announced today that for the second-consecutive season it is selling co-branded Love Your Melon beanies to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown and the charitable partners of Love Your Melon.

Pre-sale orders will start today at the following link: https://www.wendellaugust.com/pittsburgh-penguins-love-your-melon-beanie/. Beanies are $35 each and available for shipping throughout the U.S. Beanies will not ship until December 3.

Penguins Present Donation of $348,705 To Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins today presented a donation of $348,705 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to benefit victims and families of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill and provide recovery support for the community.

The team, its fans, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and various corporate partners have conducted ongoing fund-raising efforts, in a campaign called “Stronger Than Hate,” since the tragic shooting at the synagogue took 11 lives on October 27.

The Penguins also will be donating $200,000 to the city’s newly-created Public Safety Support Trust Fund to honor the police, fire, medic and public safety personnel who responded, especially the six officers who were wounded or injured during the shooting.

Pens to Wear ‘Stronger Than Hate’ Patches Tonight Against the Islanders

Pittsburgh Penguins players will wear special “Stronger Than Hate” patches on their jerseys for tonight’s game against the New York Islanders at PPG Paints Arena (7 p.m.).

The patches – and the accompanying jersey auction – are part of the organization’s effort to support victims and families of Saturday’s tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.

Each player will sign his jersey after the game, and the jerseys will be available for auction at treeoflife.givesmart.com.

Pens’ Rust, Sheahan Team Up To Buy Season Tickets for Charity

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust and Riley Sheahan have teamed up to buy four season tickets to benefit children and families through the Allegheny Family Network (AFN).

Their new “Seats for Strength” program was created in conjunction with AFN, whose mission is to “support and partner with families rearing children who have emotional and mental health needs in order to improve their quality of life.”

Penguins’ Matt Murray Introduces ‘Saves MATTer’ Charity Program For 2018-19

Penguins goaltender Matt Murray will donate $30 to youth-based charities for each save he makes during the 2018-19 regular season.

Murray’s new program – “Saves MATTer” – will benefit selected charities in both Pittsburgh and his hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

As part of “Saves MATTer,” $15 from each save will go to the Ward Home in Pittsburgh and $15 will be split among two charities in Thunder Bay – Children’s Aid Services and Dilico.