PENGUINS ALUMNI RAISE FUNDS FOR LOCAL CHARITIES AT THE 9th ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC
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Phil Bourque, Dave Hannan & Troy Loney led a team of over 30 Penguins' alumni to raise funds for local charities at the Alumni Association's 9th Annual Charity Golf Classic on July 31 at Valley Brook Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit over 100 children from across the United States and Canada who attend the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Heart Camp, a recreational summer camp for children with heart disease. Achieva, Lifesteps and The Mario Lemieux Foundation will also receive donations from the event. Fan favorites representing each decade of Penguins hockey participated. Penguins' current star forward Mark Recchi teamed up with a host of alumni including former goaltenders Denis Herron & Jean Sebastien Aubin, defensemen Jim Paek & Dennis Owchar, forwards Pierre Larouche, Jay Caufield, Joe Mullen & Ron Schock. Penguins' first ever General Manager Jack Riley and former leading scorer and Head Coach Ken Schinkel joined current General Manager Ray Shero & Head Coach Michel Therrien at the event to raise funds for the Alumni's charities. In the scramble-style tournament, Penguins' alumnus Pierre Larouche led his team to a first place finish while Ed Johnston's team captured second place honors and Jay Caufield's group finished third. "The event provides a great opportunity for our alumni to meet Pittsburgh's business leaders," stated Penguins Alumni Association President Warren Young. "We are very thankful for the tremendous community support we receive for this tournament which enables our association to succeed in our charitable commitments."