Penguins' Collection Raises More Than $100,000 For Pittsburgh Fallen Heroes Fund
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Pittsburgh Penguins fans helped raise more than $100,000 for the Pittsburgh Fallen Heroes Fund at Thursday night’s game against the New York Islanders at Mellon Arena.
The fund was established by the Fraternal Order of Police to assist the families of the three Pittsburgh Police officers who were slain in the line of duty last Saturday – Eric Kelly, Stephen Mayhle and Paul Sciullo.
Penguins fans contributed more than $67,000 as they entered the arena in an amazing show of support. Contributions by Penguins players and staff, and an $8,400 check from corporate partner 84 Lumber/Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, raised the total to more than $100,000.
“The outpouring of support from our fans, players and staff is remarkable and gratifying,” Penguins CEO Ken Sawyer and president David Morehouse said in a joint statement. “It is incredible the way the entire Pittsburgh community has come together to support the families of these brave officers, and we are humbled that the Penguins organization was able to participate.”