The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and local police officers will collect funds to help the family of fallen officer Brian Shaw when the Penguins take on the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night at PPG Paints Arena.
Officer Shaw had been a member of the New Kensington Police Department for less than a year when he was fatally shot in the line of duty on November 17.
Local police officers and representatives of the Penguins Foundation will be collecting as fans enter PPG Paints Arena on Saturday. Game time is 7 p.m.
"We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of a local hero, Officer Brian Shaw," said Dave Soltesz, President of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. "Our local police officers mean so much to our communities in Western Pennsylvania and this is a sad reminder that they put their lives on the line to protect us every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shaw family and the New Kensington Police Department during this difficult time."
The Penguins Foundation will begin the collection effort by making a $10,000 donation to the Officer Brian Shaw Fund on behalf of Penguins fans and the entire Penguins organization.
In addition to the collection at Saturday's game, the Penguins Foundation will be accepting online donations at www.pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org from November 21-December 5. Monetary donations also can be made at any First National Bank (or by mail to First National Bank, 110 Burrell Plaza, Lower Burrell, PA 15068). All funds will be added to the Officer Brian Shaw Fund.