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.”
“The people of the Pittsburgh region do so much to support us throughout the season, and it’s a privilege and an honor to give back to our community in this way,” Rust and Sheahan said in a joint statement. “With ‘Seats for Strength,’ we can support the great work of the Allegheny Family Network by giving these kids and their families the chance to experience Penguins hockey in person at PPG Paints Arena.”
The “Play it Forward Pittsburgh’ organization will supplement the efforts of Rust and Sheahan by adding $25 per ticket in loaded value for food and beverages.
The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation will help to coordinate the “Seats for Strength” program throughout the season.
For more information on AFN, please go to alleghenyfamilynetwork.org.