PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today announced a “Penguins March to the Cup Rally” at 12:00 noon on Tues., June 9, on Forbes Avenue between the County Courthouse and City-County Building.
The rally will be emceed by Val Porter from the WDVE Morning Show, and there will be live entertainment provided by Kardaz and the Jimmy Adler Band, as well as the Thomas Jefferson High School Marching Band. Several area high school cheerleading teams who share black and gold as team colors will also be on hand to help rally the crowd.
Qdoba Mexican Grill will offer free chili BBQ pulled pork burritos, which have come to be known as lucky burritos because they are eaten by Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma before each winning home game. Shearer’s Foods will provide tortilla, whole grain and kettle cooked chips. Turkey Hill will treat the crowd to ice cream, and Eat’n Park will provide black & gold smiley cookies. The Penguins mascot, Iceburgh, Eat’n Park’s mascot, Pittsburgh Smiley, and face painters will be on hand.
The Mayor and County Executive have declared Tuesday “Black & Gold Day” and are encouraging fans to show their pride by donning the team’s colors tomorrow. The County Executive and Mayor are also asking those attending the rally to bring a canned good, non-perishable food item, or cash donation, which will be donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.