The Penguins Foundation proudly supports our military veterans and honors their service to our country through various initiatives in an effort to thank them for their sacrifices for our freedom.
Hometown Heroes honored on the ice prior to the National Anthem each season
I.C. Light Hometown Hero
The Penguins and Pittsburgh Brewing team up each season to recognize members of the military through our Hometown Hero program. This program honors military members on the ice at Penguins home games prior to the National Anthem with a formal welcome by the announcer as a thank you for their tremendous service.
Veterans at Practice
The Penguins host military guests each season as part of the team’s Veterans Day tradition, which shares a game day practice with selected Veterans. Each Veteran also receives a customized Penguins jersey, lunch in Suite 66 and a meet and greet with Penguins players.
We Celebrated Our Heroes
Veterans were recognized in-arena during gamedays throughout the season.
Military members are acknowledged during the 2nd Intermission of each Penguins home game with a welcome displayed on the videoboard and an accompanying public address announcement.
Raised through the auction of special camouflage jerseys in 2019.20
Camouflage Jersey Auction
Each season, the Pittsburgh Penguins select one game to wear unique camouflage jerseys during pre-game warm-ups. This season's Veterans Celebration game was held on Saturday, November 9. The jerseys were autographed and auctioned online to raise money for the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania. This season, we raised $15,000 in the jersey auction alone!