The Citrone Fund has awarded a $200,000 grant to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to support youth-based initiatives in the Pittsburgh region.
The Penguins Foundation will provide a matching $200,000 as the two organizations work together to create unique programs promoting education and physical fitness while supporting children with special needs.
“The Citrone Foundation is the perfect partner for us because Rob and Cindy Citrone have such a strong sense of community,” said Dave Soltesz, President of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. “They share are commitment to education, and to providing opportunities that will help our young people learn and grow – and become successful adults.”
Rob and Cindy Citrone were born and raised in Pittsburgh and maintain a vital interest in the City. As part-owners of the Pittsburgh Steelers, they play a significant role in the Pittsburgh sports community. In addition to this new partnership with the Penguins Foundation, they support the Cancer Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and have participated in the annual Dapper Dan Dinner and Sports Auction for the past 15 years.
“Pittsburgh is our hometown,” said Cindy Citrone. “It is very important and meaningful to us to support this community, especially through partnerships like this one with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. Providing opportunities for young people to develop new skills is key to them becoming successful adults. Rob and I are pleased to expand our support of Pittsburgh through this partnership.”