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Pens, Highmark Hard at Work on Project Power Play

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

This weekend in Richland Township, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and Highmark helped open the third dek hockey rink built under Project Power Play.

The Foundation and Highmark have teamed up on the three-year, $2.1 million Project Power Play to construct a total of 12 dek hockey rinks in the Pittsburgh area. The program, which began in 2012, is designed to take advantage of the growing popularity of hockey in the tri-state area by affording young players access to newly constructed, outdoor, multi-use athletic facilities. These structures provide safe areas to play games under the supervision of established organizations.

Project Power Play will place four dek hockey rinks in the city and eight others in the county and surrounding communities. The first was opened at Banksville Park on Crane Avenue and the second at Lewis Park in Hazelwood. Other future locations will be Riverside Park in Oakmont, Brookline Memorial Park in Brookline and Hosanna House/Sherwood Event Center in Wilkinsburg.

Pittsburgh Penguins employees have volunteered at all five dek builds that have taken place so far, helping to install the sports court flooring, and will be assisting on Nov. 7 at the sixth location in Wilkinsburg.

Watch the Penguins front office staff put the finishing touches on the Richland Township Park dek hockey rink below:

For more information on Project Power Play, please click here.

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