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Night of Assists

presented by Highmark

Event Details

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
at PPG Paints Arena
Location1001 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Event Overview

Each season, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation transforms PPG Paints Arena into the Night of Assists charity gala hosted by your Pittsburgh Penguins and proudly presented by Highmark. Past event themes have included Under the Big Top, The Sweetheart Swing and The Pens Disco. This season, the streets and vibes of New Orleans came to Pittsburgh for… Night of Assists: Unmasked.

Night of Assists: Unmasked

  • Tuesday, February 21
  • V.I.P. Doors Open | 6 PM
  • General Admission Doors Open | 7 PM


Night of Assists: Unmasked was themed to the Big Easy with live music and entertainment direct from New Orleans courtesy of Blue Earth Artists. Penguins players hosted casino games including blackjack, roulette and craps plus additional themed interactives such as The Bead Toss and The Fan Boat. Authentic cuisine and signature cocktails were available to all guests with jambalaya, beignets, frozen hurricanes and the classic Sazerac cocktail as featured items.

Musicians from New Orleans were on-site including Delfeayo Marsalis’ Uptown Orchestra, the John Gray Quartet and BEP Brass Band. Guests also joined in as ‘revelers’ in the Night of Assists Second Line Parade.

Thanks to Delta Air Lines and AAA Travel, two (2) lucky event attendees won a first-class trip to New Orleans!

Read our press release to learn more about the 4th Annual Night of Assists presented by Highmark.

View our lookbook created for this season’s big event in the Big Easy.

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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A Special Thank You to the Following Friends of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation


Presenting Partner:

  • Highmark


Gold Level Partners:

  • Aliya Health Group
  • AT&T SportsNet
  • Butters LLC
  • FedEx Ground
  • Mario Lemieux Foundation
  • PPG
  • UPMC


Silver Level Partners:

  • DICK’s Sporting Goods
  • FNB Bank
  • Labatt USA
  • Mullett’s Mt. Lebanon
  • PJ Dick – Trumbull – Lindy Group
  • PNC
  • UPMC Sports Medicine


Bronze Level Partners:

  • AscendFS
  • Aspire Grant & Development, LLC
  • Chris & Debbie Gathagan
  • Deloitte
  • Donald & Michael Nyalka
  • HBK CPAs & Consultants
  • iHeartMedia
  • M&T Bank
  • U.S. Steel