Youth will be served when the Pittsburgh Penguins meet the Minnesota Wild in an NHL pre-season game Saturday, September 24 at 3 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center. That’s because the Penguins will distribute 18,000 free tickets to kids ages 5-21 for the team’s second annual “Free Game For Kids.”
The Penguins have traditionally played two home pre-season games each year, but, starting last season, they added a third game for the kids.
“We get such tremendous support from the young people of the city and the region, and we think this is a unique way to reach out to them, to thank them – and to expose some of them to Penguins hockey in-person for the first time,” said David Morehouse, CEO and President of the team. “Everything about the game-day experience on Sept. 24 will be focused on kids. It creates a great atmosphere, and we know our players and coaches are looking forward to it.”
Other than parents/guardians accompanying young children and chaperones for youth organizations and youth hockey teams, the entire arena will be filled to the brim with kids that day.
Most tickets will be distributed in advance by the Penguins to local youth hockey organizations, the Tickets For Kids Foundation, Hill District youth, and members of the TGI Friday’s Penguins Kids Club. Members of the Penguins’ American Eagle Student Rush mobile club will receive information regarding tickets via text as the game gets closer.
In addition, kids and their parents may register to win two tickets each at www.pittsburghpenguins.com/freegame
. 500 pairs of tickets will be available in this manner. Registration must be completed by Friday, Sept. 9.