Penguins to Honor Military Veterans With Special Veterans Day Activities Friday
/ Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins will proudly honor our military veterans with a full day of special Veterans Day activities on Friday at CONSOL Energy Center. The Pens host the Dallas Stars Friday at 7 p.m.
Among the “Support Our Heroes” activities scheduled on 11-11-11 are:
The Penguins will host 12 wounded veterans at their 10:30 a.m. morning skate. They are representatives of the Wounded Warrior Project, Operation Troop Appreciation and the Veterans’ Administration. Each veteran will receive an individualized Penguins jersey from a Penguins player before the morning skate, then watch the skate from Suite 66. Afterward, they will have a photo opportunity.
Penguins players will wear special camouflage jerseys to honor the veterans and current troops during their pre-game warmup Friday night. The players will then autograph the jerseys and they will be auctioned on www.nhl.com, with proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project and Operation Troop Appreciation.
All fans attending Friday’s game will receive an American Flag Foundation wristband, presented by PNC.
Members of the ROTC will be at each entry gate to collect for the “Support Our Heroes” program.
Military veterans will take part in Zamboni rides before the game and during intermissions.