The Penguins, like many teams around the league, work very hard to give back to the community that supports them. Most players on the team are involved with various charities, some even have launched their own, but to a man they are all about giving back.
Well the team today announced the creation of the “Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation” — a new effort to focus the organization’s wide-ranging charitable and community outreach efforts on the youth of the Pittsburgh region.
Here is the official release from the team…
The Pittsburgh Penguins today announced the creation of the “Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation” – a new effort to focus the organization’s wide-ranging charitable and community outreach efforts on the youth of the Pittsburgh region.
The goal of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation will be to promote physical well-being, encourage teamwork, emphasize education and provide essential life skills to young people in our community through youth hockey and other activities.
“The Pittsburgh Penguins are committed to helping young people in our region, and creating the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is the next step in advancing that commitment as we move into an exciting new era in CONSOL Energy Center,” said David Morehouse, the team’s president. “It literally gives us a foundation for developing new programs to complement the youth-oriented initiatives that already are making a positive impact.”
The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation will implement its mission in a variety of ways, including:
* Facilitating participation in physical fitness activities
* Creating preventative wellness programs and provide funding for treatment
* Teaching teamwork as an essential life skill
* Encouraging kids to value education