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 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.
Pittsburgh, PA – Today, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation launched its Operation Restore program with a ceremonial ground breaking at the Cascades in South Park. This ground breaking marks the beginning of the restoration of the Cascades, the first of many Operation Restore projects. Built in 1927 by Paul Riis, Swiss… Read More
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Penguins Foundation today selected 18 high school graduates to honor with 2018 Penguins Foundation Scholarships. In partnership with UPMC, and with the strong support of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU), the Penguins Foundation awarded 18 educational-based scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. Over… Read More
After a busy morning of practice, the Penguins prospects teamed up with the Penguins Foundation for three afternoon youth hockey clinics on June 28.
In partnership with the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex and Hockey Operations, the Foundation joined the prospects at Richland Park, North Park, and the Baierl YMCA with both park locations being a part of the Foundation’s Project Power Play program.
About 50 kids attended each location practicing alongside the prospects. The kids played games, participated in drills, asked questions in a Q&A session, and later had their new gold “Jr. Penguins Prospect” t-shirts autographed.
“You see little kids have fun and you have fun; you remember when you were that age,” said Joe Masonius, the Penguins sixth-round draft pick at the North Park dek hockey rink. “Kids are the future of hockey, so it’s awesome to have fun with them.”
For the third consecutive year, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation has donated over $1.1 million to local 501c3 charities from funds collected through the 50/50 Raffle during Penguins home games. The Foundation has raised over $10 million from the Raffle and donated over $5 million since its inception in 2012.
Pittsburgh Initiative Part of a Three-Year, $1.125 Million Commitment from The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents Program Camp Hill, Pa. (March 22, 2018) — In an effort to help address adolescent drug abuse and misuse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The Rite Aid Foundation, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh… Read More
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.
On Saturday, March 3, the annual Penguins Charity Night on AT&T SportsNet returns for the 7th straight season to support the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and Mario Lemieux Foundation. For one game only, a total of 7,500 Penguins Charity Duffel Bags stuffed with memorabilia and more will go on sale online and at PPG Paints Arena starting at 3:45PM. The Penguins take on the New York Islanders at 5PM.
This season’s Charity Duffel Bag includes a set of four (4) player bobbleheads, Phil Kessel plaque, Back-to-Back Champions book, plus commemorative pieces to celebrate the team’s five Stanley Cup victories. All Charity Duffel Bags also include a Penguins puck signed by a member of the current roster or by #66 Mario Lemieux.
The Penguins Foundation hosted its first ever “Night of Assists” Charity Gala presented by Highmark on February 20 as they treated a sold out crowd to the sights and sounds of a traveling circus under the big top at PPG Paints Arena.
The event raised over $450,000 for the Penguins Foundation to support its vast array of youth initiatives and special needs programs for children throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.