Pittsburgh Penguins alternate captain Evgeni Malkin and local McDonald's restaurants have donated $95,140 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown as part of Malkin's 2023-24 'I'm Score for Kids' initiative.

Malkin, who ranked second on the Penguins with 67 points in 2023-24, committed to donating $710 per each of his regular-season points this season to RMHC of Pittsburgh and Morgantown, bringing his donation to $47,570. Local McDonald's restaurants are matching Malkin's donation, increasing the total donation this season to RMHC to $95,140.

Launched prior to the 2022-23 season, Malkin and local McDonald’s restaurants have donated a grand total of $213,000 to the RMHC of Pittsburgh and Morgantown over the past two seasons.

“We are incredibly grateful to have this support,” said Eleanor Reigel, CEO of Ronald McDonald house Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown. “The generosity that is shared through this program brings families much-needed comfort and support when they are far from home with their sick child.”

RMHC gives families who travel to get medical care for their children a place to call home. When families stay at RMHC, they are steps away from their sick child, enjoy warm meals, daily essentials, and a safe environment. In 2023, 876 families were served at the RMHC of Pittsburgh and Morgantown with a total of 23,726 nights of stay. Families from 42 different counties in West Virginia and 51 different counties in Pennsylvania, as well as 34 states and six countries, were welcomed for stays as short as a few days and as long as several months.

All 205 McDonald's restaurants in the Three Rivers area are owned and operated by local businessmen and women who live in the neighborhoods where they work. Each location employs 50-100 community residents.