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Pens to Help Make-A-Wish Foundation Grant 10,000th Wish

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins helped the Make-A-Wish Foundation grant its 10,000th wish on Tuesday when 8-year-old Jacob Anderson of Connellsville became a “Penguin for a Day.”

Jacob will reported at 10 a.m. to General Manager Ray Shero’s office at Mellon Arena, where he signed his contract. He then was escorted to his own locker stall in the Penguins’ dressing room, where he had an official nameplate and jersey.

After assisting the Penguins players prepare for their morning skate at 10:30, Jacob got a demonstration of skate-sharpening and other behind-the-scenes game-day activities from Penguins equipment manager Dana Heinze and staff.

The Penguins then took on the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Jacob sat in the penalty box during the pre-game warm-up Tuesday evening, and he and his family watched the game from rinkside seats. Jacob also got a special visit from the team’s mascot, Iceburgh.

“The Penguins organization is honored to assist the Make-A-Wish Foundation in granting this very special 10,000th wish,” Shero said.
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