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Penguins Foundation Receives $5,255 Donation from Dunkin’ Donuts

Pittsburgh, PA – On February 16, key representatives from Dunkin’ Donuts, including local store managers, presented a check for $5,255 to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation prior to the Penguins’ game against the Winnipeg Jets.

The $5,255 total was the result of a recent one-day promotion by Dunkin’ Donuts in partnership with the Penguins Foundation. On January 30, Dunkin’ Donuts celebrated the opening of its 50th Pittsburgh-based store location, along with the 50th year anniversary for the Pittsburgh Penguins, with a fundraising promotion to benefit the Penguins Foundation.

“We would like to extend the greatest thanks to the Dunkin’ Donuts family,” Dave Soltesz, President of the Penguins Foundation said. “The Foundation would not be able to do the great work it does without partnerships like this.”

For each medium hot or iced cup of coffee sold at the 50 Pittsburgh-area Dunkin’ Donuts locations on January 30, Dunkin’ Donuts donated 50 cents to the Penguins Foundation. Dunkin’ Donuts helped drive sales by offering medium hot or iced coffees for just 99 cents.

“We are very moved by the effort and commitment shown by Dunkin’ Donuts and the local community,” Soltesz said. “It proves that Pittsburghers truly support what we are trying to do, which is to build a brighter future for kids in our region.”

To commemorate the promotion and contribution, the Penguins Foundation presented Dunkin’ Donuts with a custom plaque, handcrafted by Wendell August Forge, depicting the Pittsburgh city skyline.

“Following the success of this promotion, we’re excited to keep running on Dunkin’ in the future and to find new ways to partner to benefit Pittsburgh children,” concluded Soltesz.