The event kicked off bright and early Friday morning with an 8:30 a.m. start time. And although the volunteers are currently deterred by a storm passing over the area, they're planning on getting right back to work once the sky clears.
The Pens employees are working with volunteers from Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, McKees Rocks Borough, the McKees Rocks Community Development Corporation and organizers from KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to "saving play" and encouraging kids to play outdoors.
I feel that responsibility, I've felt it for the last two years. We core guys get a lot of minutes, we get a lot of opportunity out there. Our teammates, the organization and fans look to us to be the guys to put the puck in the net and to create momentum out there.
— Jordan Eberle on taking his game and the Edmonton Oilers to the next level