Pittsburgh Penguins players will wear special purple jerseys in the pre-game warm-up Tuesday as part of the team's "Hockey Fights Cancer" night at PPG Paints Arena. The Pens take on the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m.
The jerseys will be autographed by the players after the game and auctioned on-line starting on October 31, with proceeds supporting research at the UPMC CancerCenter and the Mario Lemieux Foundation. The auction will run through November 13 at www.pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org.
Among the team's other initiatives supporting Hockey Fights Cancer on Tuesday:
- The spine of PPG Paints Arena will be lit purple.
- The Penguins' coaching staff, team broadcasters and management personnel will wear Hockey Fights Cancer commemorative ties or pocket squares.
- The Ice Crew will wear Hockey Fights Cancer apparel (ball caps) and use equipment highlighted in purple.
- Penguins Booster Club members will be selling Hockey Fights Cancer commemorative Mystery Pucks on the concourse.
- As part of the NHL's "I Fight For" campaign, support cards/signs will be available on the concourse for fans to personalize and display when cued during the game.
- Cancer patients from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Make-A-Wish Foundation will be special guests in the players' charity suites.
- Special guests riding the Zamboni will include cancer patients/survivors.
- Digital signage throughout PPG Paints Arena will feature Hockey Fights Cancer graphics.
For more information on the Penguins' "Hockey Fights Cancer" initiatives, visit our webpage.