The Pittsburgh Penguins were proud to partner with FirstEnergy Solutions to host the team’s 4th annual Children’s Book Collection as they took on the Florida Panthers on Friday, March 9.
Fans were invited to share their love of children’s literature by donating a book that will be distributed to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branches. The books will be used for summer reading programs for children of all ages. The Penguins also encouraged fans to make monetary donations which will be used by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to purchase new books.
The Penguins Wives Association and Booster Club helped to make this event a great success, as they accepted more than 1,880 books and $1,000 in donations. In addition, greater than 300 books were donated by the Mario Lemieux Foundation.
Since 2009, the generosity of fans has allowed us to donate over 7,140 books and $4,000 to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and we thank our fans for their help!