PITTSBURGH--Penguins' fans set a new record for community service on Saturday, December 2 when the Penguins held their annual toy drive for the benefit of the U.S. Marines “Toys for Tots” program.
Fans were encouraged to bring unwrapped new toys to the game or to make a cash donation to help purchase toys for underprivileged children in the Pittsburgh area.
Penguins’ players wives and Booster Club members joined Marines at Mellon Arena gates for the collection.
The Penguins surpassed the amount of donations from all previous toy drives collecting over 1,300 toys and $3,470. Fans making donations were eligible to win autographed Penguins memorabilia during the game.
Since 1992, Penguins fans have donated over 10,500 toys and $22,650 at the teams’ toy drives.
In addition to the game day toy drives, the Penguins organization has donated use of the St. Francis Hospital Building to the Marines to store and distribute toys for the past two years.