PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation has donated over $350,000 raised from its 50/50 Raffles held on game days this season to local charities.
The donations were awarded to local charities in Phase One of the Penguins Foundation’s grant process for the 2015-2016 season. An additional group of grants will be awarded in May 2016 to complete Phase Two of the current season’s grant process.
Thirty-six charitable organizations received grants this week including the American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Attack Theatre, Brain Injury Association of PA, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Children’s Sickle Cell Foundation, Cribs for Kids, Defending the Blue Line, Family House, Glade Run, Greater Pittsburgh Special Hockey Association, Jameson’s Army, March of Dimes, Operation Troop Appreciation, Pittsburgh Cares, Sewickley Valley YMCA, The Challenge Program, The PSP Strong Association and Variety the Children’s Charity.
Over the past three seasons, more than $1.8 million has been awarded to local 501c3 charities through the Penguins Foundation’s grant process using funds generated from the 50/50 Raffle.
For more information on the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and its grant program, please visit pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org.