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Thursday, 04.05.2007 / 12:00 AM / Community
Pittsburgh Penguins

Throughout the 2006-07 season, the Penguins accepted game day birthday announcement requests from fans with a $20 donation to charity.

As part of the Penguins extensive community outreach program, the team then donated all birthday donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater PA & Southern WV to assist in the fulfillment of wishes for local children. As of April 3, the donations had reached $9,200.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® is a non-profit organization, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Pittsburgh-area chapter is currently the most active in the country fulfilling over 9,000 wishes.

“The Penguins’ organization is honored to support Make-A-Wish and the children and families they serve,” stated Dave Soltesz, Penguins Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

The Penguins have a long-standing partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In November, the team held its annual Make-A-Wish Practice & Party for 25 Wish families.

In addition, Penguins alternate captain Mark Recchi and his wife Alexa hosted Wish families in their luxury suite at home games.

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