The wives and girlfriends of the Pittsburgh Penguins, known as the Lady Pens, support the Penguins Foundation in countless ways each season. On gamedays and within the community, you will always find these ladies lending their helping hands to the Pens Foundation and local nonprofit organizations.
The Lady Pens play a vital part in the Penguins organization by assisting with in-game collections and special events, as well as by creating their own unique initiatives to fundraise or raise awareness for charities.
Welcome to Our Table Cookbook
The Penguins Wives + Girlfriends Association created a beautiful, 152-page cookbook in the 2018.19 season to support causes in the Pittsburgh region. 'Welcome to Our Table' features over 70 recipes and is *on sale* at wendellaugust.com. From Russian Pancakes to Beef Rydberg to Healthy Peanut Butter Cups, this cookbook provides many unique recipes, gorgeous photography and heartfelt stories from the ladies of the Penguins.
Donated to local charities through the Player Favorite Things Holiday Basket Auction
Holiday Basket Auction
Each holiday season, the Lady Pens host an online auction. In recent years, the ladies have created themed baskets filled with items unique to their significant other. Over the past 12 years, the team’s wives and girlfriends have raised over $156,000 for local charities through this initiative.
Collections & Causes
Each season, the Lady Pens support the Penguins Foundation’s initiatives in countless ways. Whether it be the annual toy drive, serving breakfast at Ronald McDonald House of Pittsburgh, or any other worthwhile cause, you will always find these ladies making tremendous assists in the community!
To local organizations in need
From funds raised through auctions and cookbook sales, the Lady Pens donated $59,000 to support six local non-profit organizations: Christopher’s Kitchen, Blessings in a Backpack, Beverly’s Birthdays, the National Aviary, Pennies from Heaven and Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania.
Your help matters
We could not continue to do the work we do without your support.