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Penguins Wives Association

Program Overview

The Penguins Wives Association plays a vital part in the Penguins organization by assisting with in-game collections, as well as creating special events and programs to fundraise for local charities.


Local children receive gifts each year


The Penguins Wives Association embraces the spirit of the holidays as they participate annually in the Adopt-A-Child program, which benefited local underprivileged families. Wives and girlfriends of the players, coaches and hockey management provide area children with a variety of new, wrapped gifts for the holidays as part of this initiative.


Donated to local charities through the Holiday Baskets Auction

Holiday Baskets Auction

Each holiday season, the Wives Association hosts an online auction. In recent years, the ladies have created themed baskets filled with items unique to their significant other. Over the past eight years, the team’s wives and girlfriends have donated over $117,000 to local charities through this initiative.


Raised for local children with life-threatening illnesses

Pens & Pins

The ladies created this signature event in 2009, a bowling tournament titled Pens & Pins, for the benefit of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The annual tournament features Penguins players and coaches serving as celebrity captains for the bowling teams. The event also includes a bake sale and online auction ran by the Penguins Wives Association. Since its inception, Pens & Pins has raised over $300,000 to make wishes come true for local children with life-threatening illnesses.

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  • Testimonials

    “For 17-year-old Ian, meeting the Pittsburgh Penguins was more than just about meeting his favorite hockey team. It was a chance to forget his medical condition and be a kid again. Wishes have life-changing impact on our kids’ lives, allowing them to feel stronger, more energetic and more willing to fight. Ian’s wish that was granted this year is just one example of the valued partnership between the Pittsburgh Penguins and our local Make-A-Wish chapter. From granting wishes and hosting Wish families in Crosby and Malkin’s private suites to the annual Pens & Pins fundraiser, the Penguins make a tremendous difference in the lives of children battling life-threatening medical conditions. We are so grateful for their continued support.”

    Dana Antkowiak, Communications Manager
    Make-A-Wish Foundation