The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Penguins Foundation teamed up with the American Red Cross to support vital relief efforts for the victims of the recent Oklahoma tornado raising over $26,000 for disaster relief.
Volunteers from the Penguins, the Penguins Foundation, the team’s Booster Club and the American Red Cross collected monetary donations from fans at all CONSOL Energy Center gates and at the FedEx Fan Zone prior to the Penguins’ Eastern Conference Semifinal Game against the Ottawa Senators on May 24 raising over $16,000.
In addition to the funds collected at the game, the Nimick Forbesway Foundation of Pittsburgh donated $10,000 to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation earmarked for the Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund.
All donations will be used by the American Red Cross to support the residents of Oklahoma City and the surrounding communities that were affected by the devastating effects of the tornado. The American Red Cross was on the scene with food and supplies supporting the disaster’s first responders.
The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation proudly continues its tradition of reaching beyond its locality in support of relief for national disasters. Earlier this season, the Penguins Foundation raised $5,000 for American Red Cross efforts to aid devastated East Coast communities affected by Hurricane Sandy by holding a collection prior to the Tour of Gymnastics Champions on November 16 at the CONSOL Energy Center.