Pens Thank Fans For Support of 'Hockey for Huggies' To Assist Mothers and Babies In Need
/ Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins fans donated 8,250 diapers to the “Hockey For Huggies” campaign at Wednesday’s game against the San Jose Sharks at CONSOL Energy Center.
Giant Eagle and Kimberly Clark have matched that donation – meaning the Penguins will contribute 16,500 diapers to this unique, league-wide promotion.
The average NHL team contribution this month has been 3,000 diapers.
“Once again, Penguins fans have shown their phenomenal commitment to an important charitable project,” said David Peart, the team’s Vice President of Business Partnerships. “We’d also like to thank our partners at Giant Eagle and Kimberly Clark for their generous matching contribution.”
The Penguins teamed up with the NHL and Huggies as part of the “Hockey For Huggies” program to help mothers and babies in need. For Wednesday’s game, the Penguins asked fans to bring an unopened package of diapers to support the campaign.
Research shows that 1 in 3 American mothers struggle with diaper need and often have to cut back on other basics to provide diapers for their babies.
During the month of February, fans also may text the name of their favorite team (e.g. “Pittsburgh,” “Penguins” or “Pens”) to 501501 to donate $5 and help diaper babies in their communities. For more information, please visit nhl.com/huggies or EveryLittleBottom.com.