Hello again Pens fans, Daniel here to update you with everything the Ice Crew has been up to since I last posted. All of October has come and gone and we are all in full hockey mode. A few weeks into November, the Penguins are in first place and the Ice Crew is excited to see where this season will take us!
As the Penguins left out of town for the season opening west coast swing, the Ice Crew was raising money for Breast Cancer awareness. With help from one of our sponsors Club One Fitness, we participated in their Pink Ribbon Run. On October 3, Annie and I each ran for 15 minutes on a pink treadmill that was set up at the Club One Fitness location. In total, 62 miles were run that day on the pink treadmill and a total of 802 miles for the month of October. “My favorite part was the friendly competition between Dan and I,” Annie said. “When I saw our names and the mileage we’d run, it was nice to the see the names of everyone else who had been running to support the cause. It’s great to be even a small part of such a huge effort.”
On October 24, the Ice Crew and our buddy Iceburgh visited the Mcquire Home in Moon Township. The McGuire home is known for its Intermediate Care Facility, a unique program for the care of those with profound multiple, complex disabilities. One of the best things about this job is our opportunity to give back to the community. The residents of the Mcguire home showed us a great time and truly touched the hearts of each of us as we got to know them and their stories. They are great Penguins fans and all believe as we do that this is going to be another big year for the Penguins. “What I liked most was to see their reactions to us,” Ice Crew member Lee said, “To see how much our visit meant to them that day was very special.”
To close out the month, we posed for our annual team photo and head shots. We also got to model some clothing items for the online catalog now available on the Pens’ website. Check out the Ice Crew in the online catalog at http://penguins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=66393.
Well that’s it for this edition of the Ice Crew Blog, Pens fans. Next time we’ll take a look back at the busy November we’ve had, including our trip to Operation Troop Appreciation and our appearance at the Penguins Pond at SouthSide Works presented by Highmark.