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Our Mission

To be the champions of all youth in our community, on and off the ice, through the power of hockey.


The Children Overcoming Obstacles and Limits (COOL) Zone was developed, with the support of the Penguins Foundation, by the Matilda Theiss Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program, part of UPMC Western Behavioral Health. Shaped like an “igloo” to provide a safe space for children, the COOL Zone is a behavioral health program for young children who exhibit symptoms of or who currently have behavioral health diagnosis.

Hunt Armory Ice Rink

The historic Hunt Armory Ice Rink is the first indoor community ice rink opened within the city of Pittsburgh in 25 years. The Pittsburgh Penguins are committed to providing affordable and accessible opportunities for families in our region to experience the game of hockey. This facility serves as the home of community and diversity programming run by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. Click below to learn more and to assist the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation in providing equipment, ice time, and instruction to children across our region.

Reading Champions

If you’re a third grader, can you think of a better way to earn prizes and rewards than to be tasked with your fellow classmates to read entertaining stories in books? That’s exactly the unique opportunity that students have in third grade classrooms in the West Mifflin School District and Propel Charter Schools as the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and US Steel partner to develop the Reading Champions program to encourage students to be champions of reading.

Project Bundle Up

For the 15th season, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, DICK'S Sporting Goods, The Salvation Army and Chick Fil-A teamed up to ensure area kiddos are nice and warm this Winter!

Penguins & Paws 2022 Charity Pet Calendar

The Penguins & Paws 2022 Charity Pet Calendar presented by Edgar Snyder & Associates is available now! This unique calendar features the current Penguins team away from the rink with their family pets. Plus, as a bonus this year, the calendar includes a special tribute to the 30th Anniversary of the Penguins first Back-to-Back Championships in 1991 & 1992.

All proceeds benefit the Animal Friends campus in Pittsburgh.

Steelers, Penguins and Pirates to Host MLK Day Drive-Thru and Walk-Up Distribution

The Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Pirates are partnering this MLK Day to give back to the Pittsburgh community by hosting a drive-thru and walk-up distribution event. The teams will honor the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and support their community by distributing free groceries, shoes and socks as well as providing voter registration information to Pittsburghers.

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