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Night of Assists

presented by Highmark

Event Details

Thursday, February 14, 2019
at PPG Paints Arena
Location1001 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Event Overview

Treat your sweetie to a swell time this Valentine’s Day with tickets to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation’s 2nd Annual Night of Assists charity gala proudly presented by Highmark! On Thursday, February 14, dance the night away during this exclusive signature event at PPG Paints Arena, while supporting the Foundation’s youth and special needs programs.  Last season’s inaugural event sold out, so reserve your tickets today to join Penguins players, coaches and celebrities at ‘The Sweetheart Swing’ for our next Night of Assists!

  • To reserve your tickets to the 2nd Annual Night of Assists, please email
  • To watch our PensTV coverage from last season’s Night of Assists, please click here
  • To inquire about V.I.P. or sponsorship opportunities, please email
  • To bid in the event’s Silent Auction presented by Interstate NDT, text PENS to 52182.


Event Outline for Night of Assists presented by Highmark:

  • V.I.P. Reception presented by
    • The Lexus Club will be transformed into a lounge from years gone by with music reminiscent of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Guests will have the opportunity to sample over 30 highly-rated wines and champagnes in the company of the Pittsburgh Penguins team and local celebrities. The V.I.P. Reception will remain open for 90 minutes of mingling, music and more prior to the Sweetheart Swing on the floor of PPG Paints Arena.
  • Sweetheart Swing presented by Highmark
    • Spit shine your shoes, we’re going dancin’!  The ice of PPG Paints Arena will transition into a dance floor for this season’s Night of Assists. Big Band music, crafty cocktails and dapper decor will transport guests back in time to a lively swing.  Take a twirl on the dance floor, test your luck at games hosted by the Penguins and taste elevated cuisine of the era throughout this evening of entertainment and excitement.


All attendees will have the chance to win a travel package to the NHL Awards in Las Vegas courtesy of AAA Travel & Delta Air Lines!


A special thank you to our event partners & key donors:

  • Presenting Sponsor:
    • Highmark
  • V.I.P. Reception Sponsor:
  • Gold Tier:
    • AT&T SportsNet
    • Citrone Thirty-Three Foundation
    • FedEx Ground
    • PPG
    • Verizon
  • Silver Tier:
    • Blend Cigar Bar
    • CNX
    • DICK’S Sporting Goods
    • Dollar Energy Fund
    • Donation by Mark & Nickie
    • KeyBank
    • Labatt USA
    • Mario Lemieux Foundation
    • PJ Dick – Trumbull – Lindy Paving
    • PNC
    • UPMC
    • UPMC Sports Medicine
  • Bronze Tier:
    • AAA Travel
    • AscendFS
    • Deloitte
    • Delta Air Lines
    • Donald & Michael Nyalka
    • Donation by Joan Davis
    • JT & Son Construction
    • Koppers
    • Peoples Gas
    • The Shields Family Charitable Fund
  • Proud Auction Sponsor:
    • Interstate NDT


About Night of Assists:

Each season, the Night of Assists charity gala will have a new, unique theme. The inaugural event, held during the 2017.18 season, revealed PPG Paints Arena to be a vintage traveling circus with carnival games and sideshow acts creating a spectacular evening ‘under the big top.’  Last season’s 1st Annual Night of Assists presented by Highmark raised $450,000+ in support of the Penguins Foundation. We hope you can join us in 2018.19 when Night of Assists brings toe-tapping tunes, dance moves and more to PPG Paints Arena!


Schedule of Events
  • V.I.P. Reception presented by | 6:30PM to 8:00PM
  • Sweetheart Swing presented by Highmark | 7:30PM to 11:00PM