2010.11 COMMUNITY REPORT
CONTENTS A LETTER FROM THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS CEO & PRESIDENT. . . . . . . . . . 4 BOARD . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . 5 THE FOUNDATION . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. 5 COMMUNITY OUTREACH . . .. . .. . .. . .. 6 GROWING THE GAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 IN THE SCHOOLS . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. 36 SIGNATURE EVENTS. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ..
BENEFICIARIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
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MISSION STATEMENT: TO ACTIVELY PROMOTE PHYSICAL
WELL BEING, ENCOURAGE TEAMWORK, STRESS THE VALUE OF EDUCATION AND PROVIDE ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILLS TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH YOUTH HOCKEY AND OTHER ACTIVITIES. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS FOUNDATION | 3
A LETTER FROM THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS CEO & PRESIDENT The Pittsburgh Penguins are more than a hockey team; we also are citizens of this community, proud Pittsburghers, and our goal is to use the unique platform of professional sports to make a deep and lasting impact on our city and our region.
CEO & PRESIDENT, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
This is reflected not only in the $4,200,000 we contributed to charitable and community causes during the 2010-11 season, but also in the smiles created on many faces when our players visit Children’s Hospital during the holidays; take part in Make-A-Wish parties and Project Bundle-Up shopping days; personally deliver tickets to season ticket holders; and surprise students by providing free pizzas to the Student Rush line. For the Penguins, it all starts at the top, with two owners — Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle — who are driven by a commitment to community outreach and fan interaction. Their mission is to make the Penguins a premier franchise, both on and off the ice, and that feeling is contagious throughout all levels of the organization. This past year we also created the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation — to better focus our charitable and community efforts on youth activities, including youth hockey, and to help build a foundation for a very bright future. Let’s Go Pens!
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BOARD David Morehouse CEO & President | Pittsburgh Penguins Dave Soltesz President | Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation
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Kevin Hart VP of Finance/Controller | Pittsburgh Penguins Travis Williams COO/General Counsel | Pittsburgh Penguins Christine Astorino Founder & CEO | Fathom Dr. Charles “Chip” Burke Team Physician | UPMC Nick DeIuliis President | CONSOL Energy Joseph Schmidt President | Dick’s Sporting Goods Rose Gabbianelli Retired EVP/Corporate Affairs Consultant | BNY Mellon Trish Hooper CEO | Sewickley Valley YMCA Dave Klasnick EVP | PNC Wealth Management Deborah Rice EVP | Highmark, Inc. Karen Shero Pittsburgh Penguins
THE FOUNDATION With the guidance of our ownership group, the Penguins organization has always been noted for our generous contributions to the surrounding communities. We understand the importance of our fans, and the role that we collectively play in the development of the region. Our players, coaches and front office staff are involved in every aspect of community development, but what makes the programs work is the response to our efforts by our fans. For our fans, we always strive to be the best in professional sports both on and off the ice. With this in mind, we created the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation — a new effort to focus the organization’s wide-ranging charitable and community outreach efforts on the youth of the region.
Patrick Fitzgerald VP Communications | FedEx Ground Fran Muracca Partner | Jones Day PITTSBURGH PENGUINS FOUNDATION | 5
$ 4 200 000 ,
THE AMOUNT THAT THE PITTSBURGH
PENGUINS FOUNDATION HAS GIVEN TO LOCAL CHARITIES.
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THE NUMBER OF FREE
TICKETS GIVEN TO AREA YOUTH.
THE NUMBER OF VARIOUS
ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM DONATIONS FROM THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS FOUNDATION.
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FREE GAME FOR KIDS The 2010-11 season started a new Penguins program which provides a unique experience for our area’s youth. The Penguins’ Free Game for Kids gives 18,000 of our youngest fans the chance attend a game for free! The genesis for the program came from a desire to give the team’s young and growing fan base the opportunity to enjoy a game at the new CONSOL Energy Center. The Free Game for Kids was created as a way to thank our young fan base which is and continues to be an integral part of our success.
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DURING THE 2010-11
CHARITY ASSIST RAFFLE The Pittsburgh Penguins and Penguins Foundation are pleased to host the Penguins Foundation Charity ASSIST Raffle. Each raffle is dedicated to help raise money for a variety of local charities in the Western Pennsylvania area. Penguins fans have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets from charity volunteers wearing red and green aprons during Penguins home games. Tickets are sold at the main entrances, on each concourse and on the PNC Legends Level from the time gates open until the halfway mark of the second period. The winning raffle ticket is drawn by a charity representative and announced in the third period. The Penguins Foundation Charity ASSIST Raffle helped 21 local charities raise over $140,000 during the 2010-11 season.
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ACHIEVA Animal Friends Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania Autism Speaks Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh CASA of Allegheny County Easter Seals of Western PA Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Highmark Caring Place Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation KidsVoice Operation Backpack Children’s Foundation Pittsburgh North Optimist Club SLB Radio Productions, Inc. St. Anthony’s Charitable Foundation Tickets for Kids Two Steps Forward Western PA School for Blind Children Western PA School for the Deaf YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
AMERICAN RED CROSS
BLOOD DRIVE For the past 17-years, the Pittsburgh Penguins have participated in annual blood drives in an effort to save lives. The Score One For Life Blood Drive is always scheduled at a time when blood donations typically drop to critically low levels. A long summer of low donation rates often culminates in a severe shortage of blood by September, making it a perfect time to host a drive in an effort to shore up local supplies. To date, the Penguins Score One For Life Blood Drives have yielded over 13,169 registered donors and over 13,000 units collected which translates to 39,000 patients served.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and American Red Cross host blood drives traditionally during a time when blood is greatly needed. During the winter of 2011, storms caused hundreds of cancelled Red Cross blood drives and thousands of lost blood donations. On February 27 at CONSOL Energy Center, the Pittsburgh Penguins and American Red Cross hosted Score One For Life Blood Drive, giving donors jersey-styled t-shirts and the opportunity to be eligible to win Penguins memorabilia. Fans also had the chance to meet Penguinsâ€™ broadcasters and alumni at the drive. The Score One For Life Blood Drive has been a commitment to the local community by the Penguins organization and fans since 1992.
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PENS & PINS In 2009, the Pittsburgh Penguins Wives Association created Pens & Pins, a charity bowling tournament to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater PA & Southern WV. The tournament features Penguins players serving as celebrity team captains for each competing bowling team. Bowlers have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction and purchase mystery pucks and homemade baked goods provided by the team’s wives and girlfriends. Fans attending this event have the opportunity to join in the fun and help make wishes come true for many Pittsburgh area children.
UNITED WAY The Penguins partnered with Highmark throughout the 2010-11 season to make a $25,000 contribution to the local chapter of the United Way. Highmark employees served as volunteers at CONSOL Energy Center gates prior to Penguins games to pass out promotional items to fans entering the building. To support the United Way’s host of social service programs and as an expression of appreciation to Highmark employees, the Penguins organization presented a donation check to the United Way agency.
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HOLIDAY ORNAMENT The 2010 holiday season resulted in a total donation of $22,653.13 to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh — representing the largest single donation ever made to this organization when the Pittsburgh Penguins, Penguins Booster Club and Wendell August Forge joined forces to sell a specially designed set of three icicle holiday ornaments. The ornament set was created by the artisans at Wendell August Forge specifically for this charity project. Ornament sets were sold at Penguins home games and at the Wendell August Forge store location in Grove City. The Penguins also auctioned ornaments online with each ornament featuring a Penguins’ player or coach autograph. On March 13, 2011 Booster Club President Melinda Harty presented Dan Torisky, President of the Autism Society of Pittsburgh, with a check in the amount of $21,117.73, representing all ornament sales at CONSOL Energy Center. In addition, Chief Sales Architect Christian Werner and Master Engraving Craftsman Christopher Bulfone from Wendell August Forge presented a check in the amount of $1,535.40 (10% of the gross ornament sales) to Torisky as well. Wendell August Forge also donated the creation of the die for the aluminum, bronze and copper ornament sets, making it possible to sell the ornaments at an affordable price. The donation will help support families affected by autism in the Pittsburgh area.
FOOD BANK SCORE AGAINST HUNGER/ ROCK AND WRAP IT UP The Pittsburgh Penguins have hosted annual food drives benefiting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank since 1992. The need to assist hungry people in the area has increased greatly in the past year. The 2010 Score Against Hunger food drive took place on Wednesday, November 10 against the Boston Bruins at CONSOL Energy Center. Fans were asked to bring a non-perishable food item to the game or to make a cash donation. The Penguins’ Score Against Hunger drives have collected over 30,550 pounds of food and $26,040 in donations since 1992. A portion of the funds collected at the drives are used to purchase turkeys for needy families at Thanksgiving. In addition to the Score Against Hunger program, the Penguins led the way in the NHL’s Rock and Wrap it Up program. In conjunction with ARAMARK, the Penguins donated more than 10 tons of concession food to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank this past season. The program called for all 30 NHL teams to pack up all prepared and untouched concession food and donate it to local community shelters. The Penguins donation, which was equivalent to 15,248 meals for the Food Bank, ranked first among the 24 U.S. based NHL teams, and second in the NHL.
WOMANSPLACE CELL PHONE DRIVE The Pittsburgh Penguins teamed up with Verizon Wireless on February 4, when the team hosted its fourth annual cell phone drive prior to the Penguins vs. Sabres game. The drive benefited the Womansplace Shelters, a local organization that provides assistance to women and children affected by domestic violence. Each fan who donated a used cell phone, accessory or cash was eligible to win Penguins prizes. Fans have contributed over 1,850 cell phones and more than $6,100 in cash. Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program refurbished and recycled the donated cell phones by turning them into lines of communication for the victims at Womansplace. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS FOUNDATION | 13
CARNEGIE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S BOOK COLLECTIONS The Pittsburgh Penguins held their third annual children’s book collection for the benefit of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh this year. The team strongly emphasizes the importance of education and literacy.
Fans were encouraged to bring new or gently used children’s books to CONSOL Energy Center, as the Penguins took on the Montreal Canadiens. Cash donations were also collected and used to purchase new books. More than 5,250 books and $2,070 were collected to benefit the children’s summer reading program at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branches.
POLICE OFFICER JAMES KUZAK Before the first playoff game of 2011, members of the Clairton Police Department, along with other local police officers, held a collection to benefit wounded officer James Kuzak inside the gates of CONSOL Energy Center. Officer Kuzak, a 15-year police veteran, was shot three times April 4 while answering an emergency call about a home invasion in Clairton. He was hospitalized in critical condition and faced multiple surgeries. The generosity of Pittsburgh Penguins fans resulted in a $15,560 donation to aid the wounded Officer Kuzak.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS WIVES ASSOCIATION The Penguins Wives Association is a vital part of the Penguins’ organization. Wives and girlfriends of the Penguins’ players, coaches and hockey management assist the team with in-game collections, special events and fundraising for local charities. In 2008, the ladies created Pens & Pins and struck it big for charity. Their bowling event and online auction of autographed bowling shirts has raised over $60,000 for the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. The Penguins Wives Association also hosts an annual holiday online auction to raise money for local children’s charities. Each year, the ladies create and decorate different holiday items — ornaments, stockings or baskets — unique to their significant other’s interests, favorite things, hobbies or hometown and include at least one autographed item. Over the past four years, the Penguins players’ wives and girlfriends have donated more than $40,000 to The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh and Christopher’s Guests from holiday auction proceeds.
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TOYS FOR TOTS Each season, fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy or make a cash donation to help purchase toys for underprivileged children in the Pittsburgh area when the Penguins host toy drives at two consecutive home games. Since 1992, Penguins fans have donated over 20,575 toys and $55,050 at the team’s annual toy drives.
SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN Nearly 29 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Last season, the Pittsburgh Penguins were able to assist The Salvation Army through donations of autographed memorabilia and an in-game collection. Volunteers from The Salvation Army set up their iconic red kettles inside the gates at CONSOL Energy Center and accepted monetary donations before a December home game.
ICE CREW PRESENTED BY HIGHMARK As the Pittsburgh Penguins turned the page on a new chapter at CONSOL Energy Center in 2010-11, the team also introduced a skating Ice Crew for the PRESENTED BY: first time. Putting the snow removal crew on skates added a new level of speed and energy to the Penguins’ game presentation. While hundreds of applicants auditioned to be a part of history, the Penguins’ inaugural skating Ice Crew consisted of fifteen athletic men and women. The unique co-ed squad included hockey players, figure skaters and skilled speed skaters. The Ice Crew not only cleaned the ice during TV timeouts; they also interacted with fans, performed intermission activities and took part in several community and charity events throughout the season. Among the events the Ice Crew participated in were the annual Operation Troop Appreciation 5K Race, the Score One for Life Blood Drive, the Ronald McDonald House Charities Bike Ride, public skating at the PPG Outdoor Rink and several other appearances around the Pittsburgh area. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS FOUNDATION | 15
CHILDRENâ€™S HOSPITAL VISIT A team tradition since the 1970s, Penguins players and team mascot, Iceburgh, make an annual visit to the Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. There are lots of smiles as players visit each floor of the hospital, greet patients and their families, sign autographs and distribute a variety of team memorabilia. After the room-to-room visits, players join patients in the hospital playrooms for fun and laughter with a variety of tabletop games and activities.
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HOCKEY FOR HUGGIES The Pittsburgh Penguins and Penguins Wives Association teamed up with the National Hockey League and Huggies in the Hockey for Huggies program to help moms and babies in need. They received assists from Giant Eagle and Kimberly Clark on this project. Fans were asked to bring an unopened package of diapers or make monetary donations for the purchase of new diapers. This league wide partnership also asked fans to text the name of their favorite team to donate $5 to help diaper babies in their communities.
ICEBURGH A delight for children of all ages, Iceburgh — the official mascot of the Pittsburgh Penguins not only provides fans with exciting game entertainment, but this large, energetic bird can also be seen at a multitude of community events and elementary schools throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. Iceburgh arrived on the scene in 1992 and is a staple at all team events. During Penguins’ home games, fans notice the antics of Iceburgh leading sections of the Pens faithful in cheers, greeting young children on the concourse or displaying his athleticism on-ice between periods. In 1995, Iceburgh made his Hollywood debut, starring alongside Jean Claude Van Damme in the motion picture “Sudden Death.” He has gained both national and international exposure through film, TV and a variety of personal appearances. Iceburgh wasted no time getting acquainted with his new home at CONSOL Energy Center in September of 2010. You can find Iceburgh sliding down stair banisters, dancing in the stands and tossing t-shirts to fans. Iceburgh has performed in Russia and Japan, was featured in the opening of ESPN’s SportsCenter and recently performed in front of a record crowd of over 68,000 at Heinz Field for the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. He is also regularly featured on in-game videos and has appeared in advertisements and television promos on ROOT Sports. In addition to these appearances, he also makes an annual trek to the NHL All-Star Game. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS FOUNDATION | 17
CROSBY SUITE Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby has donated a luxury suite to be used by local children’s charities since the 2006-07 hockey season. Some of the organizations that have benefited from Crosby’s charitable program include ACHIEVA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Make-A-Wish Foundation®, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Special Olympics, The Children’s Institute, The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center and Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. Each game, children in the suite are treated to snacks, receive special gift bags and a visit from the team’s mascot, Iceburgh.
CHILDREN’S CHARITIES PRACTICE & LUNCHEON The 2010-11 season marked the 23rd year that the team hosted children battling illness or great difficulties and their families to a special practice session and team luncheon. Thirty children and their immediate families from the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, The Children’s Institute and The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center attended the event and were delighted to mingle with the team off the ice. There were smiles at every table as the players and coaches joined the families for lunch. After lunch, the team signed autographs, took photos and greeted family members. Each child also received a gift bag filled with Penguins’ mementos and gifts.
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PROJECT BUNDLE UP Each year, the entire Penguins team participates in The Salvation Army’s Project Bundle Up program with a team shopping spree at a local mall after practice. Penguins’ players are matched with local middle school children selected by The Salvation Army to shop for new winter clothing including coats, hats, scarves, gloves and boots. Prior to shopping, the children and players enjoy a catered lunch together. When all the shopping has concluded and the children’s winter outfits are complete, the children collect autographs and pose for pictures with their new friends before returning to their afternoon classes at school. For the past three years, Penguins’ corporate partners Dick’s Sporting Goods and T.G.I. Friday’s have joined forces with the Penguins for this event.
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$1 , 000, 000
DONATED TO HELP ESTABLISH A FULL SERVICE GROCERY STORE IN THE HILL DISTRICT.
NEW HILL DISTRICT SHOP 'N SAVE Shop 'n Save is a full service grocery store. This attractive project has the attention of the entire city as it was made possible by the Community Benefits Agreement with the Pittsburgh Penguins and with the support of the Pittsburgh Foundation community and Government agencies. The store is slated to open in the Spring 2012.
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THE NUMBER OF KIDS SINCE 2008 THE LITTLE
PENGUINS LEARN TO PLAY PROGRAM HAS OUTFITTED.
THE NUMBER OF HOCKEY AND CLINICS OFFERED.
THE NUMBER OF ATHLETES OFFERED FREE
BASELINE CONCUSSION TESTING THROUGH HEADS-UP PITTSBURGH.
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LEARN TO PLAY Thanks to Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2,200 children throughout the tri-state region were introduced to the game of hockey over the first three seasons of the Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey program With the enthusiastic support of Reebok and Dick’s Sporting Goods, the Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey program increased participation in youth hockey among children ages 4-7 by providing free equipment to all registered participants. For the 2010-11 season, the Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey program grew to include 1,000 children. Sidney, his family and the Penguins organization wanted to come up with a way to ease the investment parents and guardians make to properly equip their children to take up the sport, so together we created the Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey program during the 2008-09 season. And it worked! The program’s inaugural season proved to be an effective catalyst to introduce more children to the great game of hockey. Thanks to the contributions from Sid, Reebok, and the Pittsburgh Penguins, as well as the support of Dick’s Sporting Goods, each child who registered for the program for the first time received head-to-toe hockey equipment, including skates.
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FREE EQUIPMENT FOR 2 , 200 NEW HOCKEY PLAYERS
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PENGUINS HOCKEY SCHOOL PENGUINS SCRIMMAGE CAMP
PENGUINS SUMMER HOCKEY SCHOOL
The scrimmage camp in June is a week long skills camp with the special feature of participants being placed on teams for the entire week. A roundrobin tournament during the course of the camp culminates in semi-finals, a consolation game and a championship game in each age group.
The Summer Hockey School in August is the flagship of the Penguins youth hockey camps and clinics. It is a five day camp filled with skills instruction from radio analyst and Penguins alumnus, Phil Bourque along with Hall of Famer and Penguins alumnus, Bryan Trottier. Penguins Skating Consultant Marianne Watkins teaches power skating classes and there are scrimmages each day.
Power skating with Penguins Skating Consultant Marianne Watkins and skills instruction with Penguins alumnus Phil Bourque prepare participants for the scrimmage games each day. Although one team in each age group wins the Scrimmage Camp Championship, everyone goes home with a trophy.
PENGUINS HOLIDAY POWER SKATING SCHOOL This clinic is a great mid-season opportunity for youth hockey players to concentrate on and refine their skating. There are three days of instruction with Penguins Skating Consultant, Marianne Watkins.
TUNE UP FOR TRYOUTS Gearing up for spring tryouts, sharpening skills and strengthening skating are the focus of this early spring weekend clinic. Tune Up for Tryouts is the opportunity to make sure youth hockey players are ready and at their best. The Penguins Tune Up for Tryouts camp is the perfect clinic to enable players to refresh and strengthen their skating, stick-handling, shooting and passing as tryouts begin in the spring. 26 | A GREAT DAY FOR HOCKEY
BATTLE CAMP This clinic is designed to teach younger players how to properly use their bodies to gain the upper hand on opponents in order to maintain puck possession, position or to gain control of the puck from an opponent. For players moving up to an age division where checking is a part of the game for the first time, this clinic will teach them how to properly check an opposing player, as well as how to receive a check in the proper manner. It also offers a refresher course for players already in checking divisions.
GIRLS CAMP The Pittsburgh Penguins first ever Girls Hockey Camp was heldthis summer. Penguins Skating Consultant Marianne Watkins and Canadian Womenâ€™s National Team player Valerie Chouinard provided power-skating and skills instruction. This is a three day camp in June for girls only, taught by a staff of all female instructors.
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HEADS UP PITTSBURGH The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and UPMC Sports Medicine have teamed up on a first-of-its-kind initiative â€” HEADS UP Pittsburgh. HEADS UP Pittsburgh events and educational training emphasizes learning concussion signs and symptoms, the steps to take if an athlete has a suspected concussion and the importance of athletes taking time to recover. The program includes free baseline concussion testing for youth hockey players in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) and Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League (PAHL), as well as others registered locally through USA Hockey programs. HEADS UP Pittsburgh is funded by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. As of 2011, HEADS UP Pittsburgh has tested over 2,300 local youth hockey players. In addition to the baseline testing and education for the players, the Foundation has sponsored educational seminars for parents, coaches, referees, administrators and EMTâ€™s. Our thanks to the CDC and Community College of Allegheny County for playing key roles in this unique program which enhances the safety of local youth hockey and promotes concussion awareness among players and their families. For more information about concussion education, contact the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation at email@example.com.
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COMING IN 2012
PROJECT POWER PLAY In its efforts to fight the sedentary tendencies of Americaâ€™s youth, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is excited to offer Project Power Play to promote fun, organized physical activity. Project Power Play is designed to take advantage of the growing popularity of hockey in the tri-state area by affording young players access to newly constructed, outdoor, multi-use athletic facilities. These structures provide safe areas to play games under the supervision of established organizations.
THE PLAN Starting in the spring of 2012 with 4 rinks, our 3-year plan entails the construction of 12 facilities. The selection of the sites is carefully planned taking into consideration need, utilization, supervision and location. Prime consideration for placement is in local city/county parks, adjacent to YMCAâ€™s, Boys and Girls Clubs or other youth development facilities.
SUPPORT Each rink has a steel dasherboard system, sports court and is enclosed by a cyclone fence. A Project Power Play start-up kit that includes basic skills and game instructions will be provided, along with manuals. Planning and developing skill sessions, instructions and scrimmage games will be coordinated by Penguins staff. Each participant in the inaugural sessions will be provided a gift related to their sport and a Penguins t-shirt encouraging them to practice their newly learned skills at home. The Penguins will provide ongoing support for the facilities. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS FOUNDATION | 29
MIGHTY PENGUINS Sled hockey is a fast-growing, internationally recognized sport and a key event in the Paralympic games. It provides a means for physically challenged individuals to play competitive ice hockey. Getting a good workout, building self-esteem and being part of a team are just a few of the benefits of sled hockey. Players take to the ice on sleds fitted with skates. They use shortened hockey sticks with picks on the end to move along the ice and control the puck. The Mighty Penguins were formed by volunteers from Shriners Hospital in Erie in May of 1998. Initially, the goal was to provide children and young adults with physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in a competitive sport. The parents and guardians of these players have seen firsthand the physical and emotional benefits of the program. Many local organizations have helped our program by donating ice time, equipment, customized hockey gear and insurance. Individuals throughout the area volunteer their time and talents to educate and assist the players. Twelve years later, the Mighty Penguins continue to build on this existing foundation of support by increasing player involvement and expanding the number of teams competing locally. This year alone, the Mighty Penguins registered on its roster three teams that included youth, junior and adult players. These teams competed in tournaments throughout Canada and the United States. Players on the team are achieving tremendous success and recognition nationally and internationally. Josh Wirt is a 2002 Paralympic Gold Medalist. In addition to playing with the Mighty Penguins, Daniel McCoy was selected to be on the 2010 USA National Menâ€™s Team. Daniel Hefley and Nevin Gray were selected for the 2010 USA Junior National Team.
DEFENDING THE BLUE LINE Defending the Blue Line is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization created by soldiers with the spirit of keeping hockey alive for the children of our nationâ€™s military heroes. The mission at Defending the Blue Line (DTBL) is ensuring that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey. This is accomplished by providing free equipment for military kids, hockey camps, special events and financial assistance for registration fees and other costs associated with hockey. 30 | A GREAT DAY FOR HOCKEY
STEEL CITY ICEBERGS Pittsburgh Special Hockey is an adaptive ice hockey program for both children and adults with developmental disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome and traumatic brain injury. The program teaches children and adults to play ice hockey in an environment adapted to each participant’s ability. In a controlled setting, this unique program combines sensory input, coordination, social interaction, self-reliance, concentration and willingness to adapt to new experiences with a sense of accomplishment and pride. Steel City Icebergs is run by dedicated volunteers. The coaching staff includes several USA Hockey adult coaches, referees and training professionals who have numerous years of experience. The junior staff includes dozens of collegiate and youth ice hockey players who assist the coaching staff on-ice, enabling a low player-to-coach ratio and providing an environment for peer interaction to help the kids learn and form meaningful relationships.
PITTSBURGH ICE Pittsburgh ICE (Inclusion Creates Equality) has touched the lives of many boys and girls in the Pittsburgh area. Each hockey season, the opportunity to play ice hockey is provided to children who might never have the opportunity to play or experience such a great game. The program was established in October 2000 with the support of the Pittsburgh Penguins and its Alumni Association. As part of the National Hockey League’s “Hockey is for Everyone” initiative, Pittsburgh ICE provides boys and girls in the Pittsburgh area the opportunity to learn to skate and play ice hockey at no cost. For the past 10 seasons, participants in Pittsburgh ICE have had the opportunity to experience the great game of ice hockey, as well as learn important life skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. Pittsburgh ICE has traveled to such places as Detroit, Michigan for the annual Hockey is for Everyone Showcase and to State College for the Commonwealth Classic games. They have competed against other diversity programs from Washington, D.C., New York City, Columbus, Detroit and Boston. Pittsburgh ICE is open to all children ages 5 to 18 years in the Pittsburgh area. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS FOUNDATION | 31
DROP IN ON PRACTICE The Pittsburgh Penguins are proud to announce the creation of this exciting program. Throughout the 2010-11 hockey season, Pittsburgh Penguins players and staff visited local ice arenas and teams to drop in on practices. Penguins personnel assisted the coaching staff during each practice. Players who participated in the past seasonâ€™s Drop In sessions included Kris Letang, Ben Lovejoy, Eric Tangradi, Dustin Jeffrey, Joe Vitale, Ryan Craig, and former Penguins Mike Rupp, Chris Conner, Brett Sterling, Tim Wallace and Eric Godard. The Drop Inâ€™s took place around the Pittsburgh area including Bladerunners, the Iceoplex, Ice Castle as well as other rinks. Local teams from Bethel Park, Upper St. Clair, Pine Richland, the Pittsburgh Hornets and others got tips and advice from Penguins staff and players.
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PRACTICE WITH THE PENS Dreams come true when your team practices with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Participating teams have VIP access to a Pittsburgh Penguins practice followed by a one hour practice of their own at the CONSOL Energy Center or Iceoplex at Southpointe. A Penguins player accompanies the team on the ice for a portion of the practice to offer a memorable experience for young hockey players.
T.G.I. FRIDAY’S® PENGUINS KIDS CLUB Join the coolest club in town — The T.G.I. Friday’s® Penguins Kids Club. Over 5,000 Kids joined the Club last year and this year we expect to double the members and fun. Along with their membership card, kids receive discounts to PensGear and T.G.I. Friday’s®, a Penguins lanyard, wall stickers, monthly e-blasts with cool information, contests, online wallpapers, games and more.
HIGHMARK WALL OF CHAMPIONS With the help of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Penguins pay tribute to the pride and power of Western PA hockey by honoring all Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League (PAHL) and Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) teams for their efforts through the Highmark Wall of Champions. The official team jersey for each program has been framed and proudly displayed along the main concourse of CONSOL Energy Center, near the Highmark Kids Zone, between sections 110 and 115. The Pittsburgh Penguins thank the members of the PAHL and PIHL for their contributions to the Highmark Wall of Champions.
POINTSTREAK The Pittsburgh Penguins and Pointstreak Technology Solutions have partnered with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL), Pennsylvania Interscholastic Roller Hockey League (PIRHL) and the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League (PAHL) to create an integrated network that will track game scores and statistics for the respective leagues at all local rinks during the 2011-12 season. Game scores and statistics will be updated in real-time and are accessible via www.pihlnetwork.com, www.pahlnetwork.com, Smart Phone technology and an interactive display inside CONSOL Energy Center.
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PLAYER OF THE MONTH For more than a decade the Penguins have honored local high school hockey players with the Highmark Player of the Month award. Each month during the PIHL season, coaches and league officials select four candidates to be recognized for exceptional leadership, on-ice accomplishments, and overall commitment to their team. Award winners receive complimentary tickets to a Penguins home game, a commemorative plaque, in-game recognition on the video board and are featured on the Pittsburgh Youth Hockey Network website.
YMCA JR. PENGUINS The Pittsburgh Penguins, the Greater Pittsburgh YMCAs and Trib Total Media have teamed up to bring the game of ball hockey to the youth of our region. At participating YMCAs and after school programs, dedicated staff create and share the valuable lessons that can be learned through hockey: sportsmanship, teamwork and the benefits of exercise. The program began in the 2005-06 season with approximately 800 children and has grown to include over 3,300 children and 44 facilities this past season. Junior Penguins teams are composed of both boys and girls ages 6-12, and the season runs between 8 and 11 weeks.
PIHL The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) is the regionâ€™s governing body for high school hockey. The Highmark Player of the Month award, the Bob Johnson Character award, the UPMC Outdoor Charity Series, the Penguins Cup presented by 84 Lumber and Americaâ€™s Showcase presented by 84 Lumber are just a few of the high school hockey endeavors that the Penguins support to grow the game in our region. School teams in the PIHL field clubs in the Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels with Division A, AA, AAA and Open divisions.
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OUTDOOR RINK After debuting during the 2011 Winter Classic, the Penguins will once again construct an outdoor community ice rink. The Penguins Pond at SouthSide Works presented by Highmark will be built at the corner of 26th & Sidney Street in Pittsburghâ€™s SouthSide. The rink will open on November 18, 2011 and close on January 8, 2012.
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OPEN PRACTICE The Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation presented the 2010 Pittsburgh Penguins Open Hockey Practice on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the new CONSOL Energy Center. The event offered a rare opportunity for over 10,000 school students, in grades one through eight, from across Allegheny County to see the Penguins at work. Students were entertained leading up to the start of practice with informational videos about behind-the-scenes aspects of the team and facility. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions of the players and coaches during and after practice. The whole event incorporated educational themes (math, geography, etc.) and everyone was given an activity book focused on education, health and nutrition to take home with them. 38 | A GREAT DAY FOR HOCKEY
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SCHOLARSHIPS Since 1992, the Penguins have awarded over $94,500 in higher education scholarships to deserving Pittsburgh area high school seniors. The team has awarded 55 Continuing Education Scholarships and 20 Bob Johnson Memorial Scholarships over the past 17 years to high school seniors. Each year, Penguins scholarship applications are available through the participating high schools and online at pittsburghpenguins.com. Students must have a grade-point average of 3.2 or better to qualify for a Penguins scholarship.
INNER-CITY SCHOLARSHIPS In conjunction with Pittsburgh Public Schools, three $1,500 scholarships are awarded to Pittsburgh inner-city high school seniors each year on the basis of academic achievement, community service and participation in school activities.
BOB JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS The $2,500 annual scholarship was established in memory of Bob Johnson, the Penguins late head coach who led the franchise to its first Stanley Cup Championship in 1991. Throughout his coaching career, he helped thousands of high school, college and professional athletes become better people as well as outstanding students and athletes. Co-sponsored by the Penguins Booster Club, it is awarded to a Western Pennsylvania high school senior for academic excellence, community service and for providing leadership, sportsmanship and a positive attitude as a member of their high schoolâ€™s hockey program.
PENGUINS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP The Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni Association awarded its fourth annual scholarship in 2011 worth $2,000 to a Western Pennsylvania high school senior who demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, good citizenship, school and community involvement, and who has shown an intense love for the game of hockey personified by on-ice hustle, achievement beyond his or her talent level, leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork. 40 | A GREAT DAY FOR HOCKEY
NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION Last year, defenseman Ben Lovejoy visited two sixth-grade classrooms at North Strabane Intermediate School to read to the children as a part of the Trib Total Media’s Newspapers In Education program. Lovejoy, an Ivy League graduate from Dartmouth, read a chapter from “Midnight for Charlie Bone” and handed out jersey drawstring bags, which he then autographed for the children. Lovejoy answered questions about his education and personal hobbies while emphasizing the importance of school and reading. As an inspiration to both teachers and students, Lovejoy stressed the importance of an education and that hard work pays off.
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CONTESTS The Pittsburgh Penguins have an extensive community outreach program with an emphasis on youth and education. In the past three seasons, the Penguins added a new dimension to their community outreach program with promotions geared toward schools within Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh. During the season and playoff race, the Penguins give local elementary, middle and intermediate schools an opportunity to win prizes benefiting their school or for individual students when they enter art, essay or video contests. The contests are a unique way to motivate students through an interest in hockey and foster closer ties within the Penguins local community through education.
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SKATES & PLATES Since 1986, the Penguins have hosted an annual charity gala for the benefit of local childrenâ€™s charities, raising over $5 million for medical research. On March 17, 2011, the Penguins organization held its signature event, the Skates & Plates Charity Gala presented by Trib Total Media, at CONSOL Energy Center to benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Mario Lemieux Foundation. Penguinsâ€™ players donned tuxedos and passed plates instead of pucks as they greeted guests and served as waiters for the evening. Along with dinner, the event featured silent and live auctions. Prizes were also awarded to guests for the top tips collected by the players.
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HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER October heralds a flurry of things — cooler temperatures as autumn marches forward, leaves change colors, the NHL regular season begins and the color purple washes through the National Hockey League. Wait. . . purple? Fans probably noticed that their favorite team’s normal colors include a lavender accent as the NHL continues its annual Hockey Fights Cancer campaign throughout October. This league-wide initiative includes numerous activities that involve all member clubs, players, management and fans — as well as the creation of Hockey Fights Cancer-themed merchandise — all with the goal of raising awareness and funds for this important cause. The Pittsburgh Penguins selected Monday, October 18 during the Ottawa Senators game to spotlight the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. To kick off the Penguins Hockey Fights Cancer program, Trib Total Media hosted a ticket giveaway contest to raise awareness of the program. Trib Total Media donated $1 for each entry up to $2,500 and the Penguins matched all funds raised to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Chapter. For fans who attended the game, UPMC Cancer Centers and the American Cancer Society sponsored a Hockey Fights Cancer t-shirt. The Penguins encouraged all fans who have been touched in any way by cancer to wear the t-shirt during the game to raise awareness for the cause. Members of the Penguins organization also donned specially designed Hockey Fights Cancer silk ties. Pittsburgh Penguins’ players sported the ties pre- and post-game while Pens’ management, executives, coaches and team broadcasters wore the ties throughout the game. Team owner and Penguins great Mario Lemieux led the Penguins Alumni Association as he proudly displayed the Hockey Fights Cancer tie as well. In addition, Pierre Larouche and Warren Young joined Mario in sporting the tie and raising awareness for hockey’s most important fight. The Penguins Ice Crew wore Hockey Fights Cancer apparel to showcase the special merchandise that is available for purchase in the PensGear Store and wrapped their shovels and pails in the signature lavender color. In addition, the team hosted several cancer survivors and their guests in partnership with UPMC Cancer Centers. One of the survivors was featured during an in-game public service announcement with former Penguins center Max Talbot and Dr. Stanley Marks, Medical Director for UPMC Cancer Centers. Sidney Crosby hosted six young cancer patients in his charity suite in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia where special Pittsburgh Penguins Dream Capsules were distributed.
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BEARD-A-THON The Pittsburgh Penguins third annual Beard-A-Thon campaign, presented by SUPERCUTS, raised more than $64,000 for the Mario Lemieux Foundation in 2011. The Penguins led all participating NHL teams in this unique fundraiser through the first round of the playoffs with more than 800 beard growers. The Beard-A-Thon campaign encourages fans to “grow one for the team” for the duration of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and have their friends, family and business associates pledge them. Fans that are unable to or unwilling to grow a playoff beard could also pledge their favorite NHL player or build a virtual playoff beard on the website. Thirteen of the sixteen teams competing in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs participated in this year’s Beard-A-Thon campaign and raised over $259,000 for local team charities. 50 | A GREAT DAY FOR HOCKEY
ALUMNI GOLF CLASSIC In 1998, the Penguins Alumni PENGUINS Association created its signature event, the Penguins Alumni Charity Golf Classic, to benefit local childrenâ€™s charities and the Penguins Alumni Scholarship program.
Over the past 14 years, the event has donated over $300,000 to charitable organizations with an emphasis on children. Benefactors include the Pittsburgh Sledge Hockey Team, Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Pittsburgh Heart Camp, ACHIEVA, Pennies from Heaven, Life Steps, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and the Mario Lemieux Foundation. Penguins alumni members serve as ambassadors of the game and represent the Penguins organization at a variety of charity events throughout the region.
SUMMER STICKS At the start of each new hockey season, the Pittsburgh Penguins host a golf tournament and spend a day on the links for charity. The Summer Sticks Golf Classic has been a signature event for 23 years and is greatly anticipated as the last hoorah of the summer. The scramble-style tournament features teams of three, each accompanied by a Penguins player or coach. The teams compete for tournament prizes. All enjoy a wonderful day of golf with their Penguins celebrity. Proceeds from Summer Sticks benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
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Avonmore Senior Center
Avonworth Elementary School
Akron Childrenâ€™s Hospital
Back Creek Valley Elementary School
Aliquippa Firefighters Association
Baker - Rebecca Hall Benefit Auction
Barrett Elementary PTO
Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry
Basketball Charity for Kids
Bay State Hockey Foundation
Animal Care and Welfare, Inc.
Beaver County Cancer & Heart Association
Beaver Local Schools Athletic Programs
Animal Rescue League
Beginning With Books
Anthony Ford Foundation
Ben Franklin School
Apollo Area Lions Club
Best Buddies Pennsylvania
Best of the Batch Foundation
Beth and Tracy Fund
Armstrong County CC
Bethany Christian Services
ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bishop John King Mussio Schools
Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund
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Carnegie Library of Homestead
Bon Meade Elementary School
Carson Scholars Fund
Bovard Elementary School
Boys & Girls Club
Braddock Hills VFD
CDTCA/St. Scholastica Parish
Breast Cancer Awareness
Cecil Elementary School
Breast Cancer Research
Cecil Township #2 VFC
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Central Blood Bank
Charity Hospice Inc.
Brooks Laich Foundation
Chef Dato Charity
Bull Terrier Club of ARF
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Home Society
Burgess McCormac Foundation
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
Butler Catholic Church
Children’s International Summer Villages
BMH Caring Angel
Children’s Tumor Foundation
California Area School District
Chippewa United Methodist Church
Christ Child Society
Cardinal Wright Regional School
Christian Sports International
Caring for Kyes
Chuckie Mahoney Memorial Foundation
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Desert Youth Hockey Association
Clean Water Fund
Diamond Dazzle Fundraiser
Coal and Coke Trail Chapter
Cochranton Music Boosters
Distinguished Dobermans Rescue
Commonwealth Education Organization
Community Action Southwest
East Taylor Township VFC
COPS for K.O.P.S.
Easter Seals Western PA
Cornerstone of Hope
Eden Christian Academy
Council on Brain Injury
Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
Court Lambing #314
Educational Opportunity Centers SWPA
Crawford County Mental Health Program
Eric Hundenski Charity Golf Outing
Fairhaven United Methodist Church
Fallen Warrior Memorial
Cures for Kids
Fall-In Auction and Gala
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Family Guidance, Inc.
Darlene’s Desire 4 Life
Family Readiness Group
Delahunty Middle School PTO
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
Flavors of Pittsburgh
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Greene County MH Foundation
Food Banks of Harrison City and Trafford
Greensburg CC Hockey Association
Fort Couch & Boyce Middle Schools
Greensburg Salem Hockey Club
Hahne Regional Cancer Center
Fourth River Charities
Harvest of Hope
Fox Chapel Schools
Hasson Heights Community Church
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #21
Freeport Kindergarten Center Playground
Friends of Friendship Homes
Heart Ball Gala
Friends of Pine Community Parks
Heart Ball Silent Auction
Garden of Dreams Foundations
Gavin Swedberg Medical Fund
General Patient Care Fund
Girl Scouts of America
Girls on the Run
HHC 2D Infantry Combat Team
Going Home Greyhounds
Histiocytosis Association of America
Grace Christian School
Hockey Fights Cancer
Hockey Ministries International
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
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Hollidaysburg Youth Football Association
Irwin Lions Club
Holy Child Knights of Columbus
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
Jake Nolan Foundation
Holy Child School
Holy Trinity School
James R. McKeever Scholarship Fund
Homewood Art Museum
Jamie’s Dream Team
Hoops That Count
Jen Horst Assistance Fund
Hospice of Central PA
Jimmy Durante Child Abuse Fund
Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund
John Challis Foundation
John R. Schleppi Scholarship Fund
Jubilee Soup Kitchen
Imagine No Malaria, Nothing But Nets
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Katie Swaney Foundation
Immaculate Conception School
Keystone Church of Hazelwood
In the Pocket
Keystone Human Services
Keystone Paralyzed Veterans of America
Interfaith Hospitality Network/Project Chacocente
Kiski Valley Youth Center
IWA of Pittsburgh
Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School
Irene Stacy Mental Health Center
Lebanon VA Medical Center
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LECOM Student Scholarship Fund
Max Talbot Foundation
Lemieux Family Center
Lifesteps’ Family Caring Fund
Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Mended Little Hearts of SWPA
Little Lake Theatre Foundation
Mental Health Association Beaver County
Logan Beckwith/Haley Weiland Memorial
Lone Pine VFD
Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey Team
Lovers Not Fighters
Military Wives Scholarship Fund
Luke Hadley Foundation
Mill Run United Methodist Church
Minot Youth Hockey Organization
Madonna Advancement Office
M-W’s Research Institute & Foundation
Mon Valley Youth Hockey Association
Monroeville Public Library
Males to Mentor
Moon Township Public Library
March of Dimes
Mt. Washington Community Development
Mario Lemieux Foundation
Mrs. Claus Club
Mt. Calvary Luthern Church
Martina Spiritual Renewal Center
Mt. Lebanon Girl Scouts
Mary Queen of Apostles School
Multi Cultural Festival
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Society
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National Federation of the Blind of PA
Parents in Toto Autism Resource Center
Parkway West Rotary Club Charities
National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Pat Burns Arena
Neighborhood Services Center
Penn Christian Academy
New Castle Regional Ballet
Penn United Carbide
Pet Friends, Inc.
Peters Township Baseball
North Star Special Olympics
Pinups for Pitbulls
Norwin Football Boosters
Oakland Catholic School
Pitcairn Jr. Mohawks
Off the Floor Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
Ohio Valley Hospital
Pittsburgh Council of the Navy League
Oil Valley Council of the Blind
Pittsburgh East Rotary Foundation
Operation Troop Appreciation
Pittsburgh Kids Foundation
PA Breast Cancer Coalition
Pittsburgh Lincoln K-8
PA DUI Association
Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation
PA Parks and Forest Foundation
Pittsburgh Polar Plunge
PA Womenâ€™s Work
Pittsburgh Promenade Auction
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Pittsburgh Social Exchange
Right at Home
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Rink of Ribbons
Pittsburgh Westwood School
Riverside Community Education Fund
Pittsburgh Youth Ballet Company
Rob Kenny Foundation
Planned Parenthood PA Advocates and PAC
RMU SME and Development Fund
Robinson Township Christian School
Polish Cultural Council
Rockwood Area Merchants Association
Positive Health Clinic
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Presbyterian Senior Care Foundation
Rowan Elementary PTA
Prince of Peace R.C. Church
Sacred Heart Elementary School
Project Bundle Up
Saint Benedict Home School Association
PYP Scholarship Fund
Saint Benedict Catholic School
Quigley Catholic High School
Salisbury-Elk Lick PTO
Rae Roach Colon Cancer Benefit
San Rocco Fundraiser
Rainbow’s End Memorial Park
Score Against Hunger
Redeemer Lutheran School
Scott Park Children and Families
Semper Fi Fund
Relay for Life
Seton-LaSalle Catholic High School
Resurrection Church West Mifflin
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Shaler Area High School Golf Team
St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church
Sharing and Caring
St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
St. Joseph Church
Shenango Valley Senior Community Center
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Leonard’s Home Inc.
Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth
St. Louise de Marillac Church
Smithfield Rotary Club
St. Margaret’s of Scotland
Soldiers and Sailors Military Museum
St. Mary Women’s Guild
South Baldwin VFC
St. Michael School
South Hills Interfaith Ministries
St. Paul’s Episcopal Nursery School
South Park Hockey
St. Paul’s Preschool
Southeast Clergy Hunger Center
St. Peter Parish and Campus Ministry
St. Sebastian Catholic Church
Stars of Tomorrow Scholarship
Spirit of America
Steel City Icebergs
Spring Hill Suites
Steel City Greyhounds
SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church
Storm Harbor Equestrian Center
St. Bartholomew Church
Student Athlete Leadership Academy
St. Bernadette Elementary School
Students Educational Programs
St. Elizabeth’s Fashion Show Fundraiser
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
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Sunny Carney Carcinoid Cancer Foundation
The Rachel A. Mogielski Scholarship Fund
Surgicorps and Batten Disease
The Richland Academy
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The Salvation Army
St. Vincent College Men’s Lacrosse
The Side-Out Foundation
Swissvale United Methodist Church
The Watson Institute
Sylvain Learning Center
The Zack Hinish Foundation
Taylor Allderdice High School Hockey
Thunder AAA Hockey
Nashville Predators Foundation
The Annie MAC Malkowiak Scholarship
Tiffany Zutich Ciocco Memorial Fund
The Children’s Institute
Tim Umbel Scholarship Fundraiser
The Children’s Dyslexia Center
The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh
Transitional Employment Consultants
The Family House
Treesdale Employee Scholarship Fund
The First Church of God in Christ
U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots
The Foundation Fighting Blindness
The Highmark Caring Place
Union Area School District Boosters
The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
UCP of Pittsburgh Foundation
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
United Support Group
The Pilot Club of Pittsburgh
The Pregnancy Resource Center of South Hills
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Upper St. Clair Sunrise Senior Living
Wildlife Works, Inc.
Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
William J. Stewart Foundation
Ursuline High School
Wilson Elementary School PTA
Vandergrift Fire Department #2
Women in Transition
Variety the Children’s Charity
Venango County 4-H
Veronica’s Veil Players
Youngstown Phantom Hockey Club
VFW Post 914 West Mifflin Villa St. Joseph Village of FPC Vincentian Academy VNA Western PA Hospice Washington Capitals Charity Auction Washington County HFH Workforce Development Global Alliance Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf Westmoreland County Animal Response Team Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau Westmoreland County Food Bank 62 | A GREAT DAY FOR HOCKEY