The Pittsburgh Penguins will honor military veterans on Wednesday, when the Pens take on the Philadelphia Flyers at 8 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center.
The Penguins will host 11 military veterans at Wednesday’s morning skate – including Wounded Warrior Project veterans, ALS veterans and “Hockey Saves” veterans. Those vets will receive personalized jerseys in the locker room following the morning skate.
Penguins players will wear special camouflage jerseys during the warm-up Wednesday night, and those jerseys will then be autographed and auctioned at www.nhl.com. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Wounded Warrior Project, Austin’s Military Playroom at the new Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
A number of military veterans will attend Wednesday’s game as special guests of the team and its corporate partners – some being hosted in Evgeni Malkin’s charity suite, and others receiving tickets form ATI, PNC and the National Flag Foundation.
Two Trib Total Media “Hometown Heroes” also will be honored before the game, and six military veterans will take part in Zamboni rides before the game and during intermissions.