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Penguins Wives + Girlfriends Association

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.

Lady Pens

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 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!

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  • Testimonials

    “For 17-year-old Ian, meeting the Pittsburgh Penguins was more than just about meeting his favorite hockey team. It was a chance to forget his medical condition and be a kid again. Wishes have life-changing impact on our kids’ lives, allowing them to feel stronger, more energetic and more willing to fight. Ian’s wish that was granted this year is just one example of the valued partnership between the Pittsburgh Penguins and our local Make-A-Wish chapter. From granting wishes and hosting Wish families in Crosby and Malkin’s private suites to the annual Pens & Pins fundraiser, the Penguins make a tremendous difference in the lives of children battling life-threatening medical conditions. We are so grateful for their continued support.”

    Dana Antkowiak, Communications Manager
    Make-A-Wish Foundation