The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation distributed grants worth a total of $887,060 to various local organizations in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, including the largest grant given to date, a $200,000 commitment to the historic Braddock Carnegie Library.
Sixty-one different local organizations received a portion of the $887,060 grants through proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle presented by BETRIVERS.COM at Penguins home games during the 2021-22 season. These organizations included Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown, The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, among others.
“Year after year, we are amazed by the generosity of Penguins fans and their remarkable support of the 50/50 Raffle presented by BETRIVERS.COM, and this year was no different,” said Jim Britt, executive director of the Penguins Foundation. “Through this program, the Penguins Foundation is proud to award grants to over 61 organizations, all local to our region, and all with a particular emphasis on work within the Penguins Foundation four pillars of focus – Youth Hockey, Wellness, Education, and Community. As we strive to grow our game and harness the power of hockey, we congratulate these incredible community organizations and their diligent efforts to ensure that residents of Greater Pittsburgh are leading happier and healthier lives.”
The Braddock Carnegie Library Association received the largest grant ever given by the Penguins Foundation, totaling $200,000. The Penguins are partnering with U. S. Steel to lead the capital campaign to raise $18 million in support of the renovation of the Braddock Carnegie Library, which currently serves 15,000 residents across five communities.
Nine different hockey organizations received grants, supporting Blind Hockey, Special Hockey, Sled Hockey and Warrior Hockey.
For a full list of organizations that received a grant from the Penguins Foundation, visit here.