One lucky fan will win the biggest grand prize in Pittsburgh Penguins history when the team's season-long "Penguins Passport" promotion reaches its climax Friday night.
The prize: Two tickets to every Penguins game, home and road, during the 2018-19 season, plus Delta Air Lines vouchers, hotel vouchers and $100,000 in spending money.
"It might sound too good to be true, but it's absolutely true," said Terry Kalna, the Penguins' senior vice president of sales and broadcasting. "We have five finalists, and one of them will have a dream come true on Friday at PPG Paints Arena."
A joint effort of the Penguins and participating partners, the "Penguins Passport" promotion awarded preliminary prizes to 20 individual winners throughout the season.
Five of those individual winners were chosen at random to be finalists, and one of them will be picked at random for the "Penguins Passport" grand prize on Friday, when the Pens host Ottawa on Fan Appreciation Night. The announcement will be made after the end of the game.
More specifically, the grand prize includes:
- Two tickets to all 2018-19 Penguins regular season games, home and road
- $20,000 in airline vouchers courtesy of Delta Air Lines
- $15,000 gift card for hotel accommodations
- $100,000 in spending money
Among the participating corporate partners were Cambria, Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh, Coors Light, DeLallo, Denny's, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Dunkin' Donuts, Emporio: A Meatball Joint, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Fox's Pizza Den, Guardian Storage, Jostens, Main Event Pittsburgh, Mine Safety Appliances, Subway, Wahlburgers, The Yard and Zippo.
Some examples of individual prizes during the season were:
Chik-fil-A - Free Chick-fil-A for a year, plus a Penguins VIP game experience next season including front-row seats and dinner in the Lexus Club
Emporio: A Meatball Joint - Free meatballs for a year, plus an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas
Jostens - A fan-replica Stanley Cup ring and a $1000 donation to the winner's classroom