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Penguins Honored with Cal U's Corporate Values Award

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins were honored by California University of Pennsylvania, receiving the school’s Corporate Core Values Award.

The award, which was received by Penguins senior vice president David Peart on Thursday, is awarded to the corporation, organization or institution that epitomizes California University’s core values of integrity, civility and responsibility.

“On behalf of our ownership and the entire Pittsburgh Penguins organization we truly appreciate this recognition,” said Peart, who was presented the award by Cal U President Angelo Armenti, Jr. “The notion that we would be recognized for values is really important to us. It’s one of our primary goals in this market place and the city of Pittsburgh to be received and identified as a corporate citizen, doing good things in the market place, committed to giving back to the community. We take a great deal of pride in that.”

California University, the official educational partner of the Penguins, recognized the organization for supporting the University’s mission by creating character- and career-building opportunities for Cal U students.

The Penguins have created scholarships, internships and other resume-building activities for Cal U students, and provides unique marketing opportunities for the University.

“We’re proud of the partnerships we have with Cal U,” Peart said. “Working with Cal U to develop a scholarship fund is just one of those opportunities to invest in the youth of region and help to provide help for students getting an education at Cal U.”

The Penguins Scholarship fund has raised $20,550 in cash with a potential $56,250 in additional funds that can be raised through various initiatives. Sixteen students have had internships with the Penguins since 2002, with two graduates being hired. Not to mention 700 free tickets were given to Cal U students to see the Penguins “student-only” preseason game.

The Penguins are only the third business or organization to receive the award, followed by FranklinCovey Corp. (2006) and Monongahela Valley Hospital (2008).

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