The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation announced two sizable donations in support of victims and first responders to the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, Sunday.
The Penguins Foundation will $25,000 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and $25,000 to establish a fund with the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety to benefit the four Pittsburgh Police officers injured in the shooting, according to Dave Soltesz, president of the Penguins Foundation.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families from the Tree of Life Synagogue and the brave police officers who stepped in to prevent more tragedy,” Soltesz said. “All of Pittsburgh is grieving with you and supports you.”
The Penguins are promoting a blood drive at PPG Paints Arena, Monday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Tuesday, the Penguins will hold a collection for victims and their families. Fans will have the opportunity to donate as they enter the arena. The Halloween theme for Tuesday has been canceled. Click here for more details.
The Penguins Foundation donated over $1.1 million in grants during the 2017-18 season and raised millions more for charity, last season. According to the literature on the organization’ website, the foundation was also able to donate 2,000 sets of equipment as part of the Learn to Play initiative.