The Pittsburgh Penguins will hold Pride Night on Tuesday, March 24 against Carolina as part of the NHL's season-long "Hockey is for Everyone" initiative.
Pride Night will focus on the LGBTQ community as the Penguins and other NHL teams promote safety and inclusion for all who participate in the sport - athletes, coaches and fans. A number of Penguins players will use rainbow-colored Pride tape on their sticks during the pre-game warmup, and those sticks will be auctioned by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, with proceeds benefitting "You Can Play." There also will be Pride-themed Penguins merchandise available that night at PensGear stores.
The NHL's "Hockey is for Everyone" initiative uses the game of hockey to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.
Other specially-themed dates on the Penguins schedule are:
- January 31 vs. Philadelphia - "Black Hockey History Day," as the NHL's "American Legacy Black Hockey History Bus" tour comes to Pittsburgh, one day before the start of Black History Month
- February 16 vs. Detroit - "Hockey Day in Pittsburgh," highlighting all levels of local youth hockey, including disabled hockey
- March 22 vs. Washington - "Her Hockey Day," celebrating girls and women in hockey
More details will be announced as each game approaches.
To learn more about the NHL's "Hockey is for Everyone" program, click here.