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Military Appreciation

Program Overview

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.


Military guests invited to take part in the team’s Veterans Day tradition annually

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 & greet with Penguins players.

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Veterans were recognized in-arena during the 2017.18 season

Military Welcomes

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 2017.18

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 will be held on Saturday, November 10. The jerseys will be autographed and auctioned online from November 10-17 to raise money for the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania. Visit or text PENSJERSEY to 52182 to bid-to-win.

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Programs for Helping
  • Testimonials

    “The partnership the Penguins established with GovX has made attending games more financially accessible to both the military and Veteran communities. The Penguins continue to recognize the value of military and Veteran service through its partnerships with nonprofits like Hockey Saves, Wounded Warrior Project and The Mission Continues. As a Veteran, I am grateful to the Penguins organization for its continued support of our military and Veterans and look forward to their continued support moving forward.”

    Andrew Brennan, Former Army Captain