As the holidays approach, members of the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Penguins Elite organization have shown their commitment to community service. The PPE organization’s dedication to giving back is a year round commitment but during the holidays, several teams have undertaken initiatives to spread cheer and benefit local organizations and initiatives.
The Pens Elite 2009 Conway team gathered and packed personal care items for 110 residents of the Riverside Care Center. With the holidays coming up, this act of kindness will provide small gifts to residents that will not have any family or friend visitation during this time.
2011/2010 Edwards took part in the Play it Forward Pittsburgh gift drive collection. This initiative is celebrating its 10th year of donating gently used toys to families in need in the Pittsburgh area. Similarly, 2011 Attanucci took part in the Toys for Tots program which donates new toys to less fortunate children in the community each Christmas. The 19U, 16U and 14U Girls teams took part in a toy drive and donated to Moon Police Department, where they provided unwrapped children’s toys and books. 2009 Nelson also took part in a you drive as they shopped for toys to donate to the Northside Commons Missionary toy drive.
The 2006, 15U, 16U and 18U teams participated in the Friendship Bag Project. Together teams were able to provide over 70 small holiday gift packages which will be presented to a child in need in Washington County. The package consisted of a personal item, a small article of clothing, an activity item and an edible item. 10U Tindall provided care packages for sailors stationed on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and also supported the local charity Bethlehem Haven with their care packages.
Thank you to all of our DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Penguins Elite teams and players for your commitment to serving your community!
Congratulations to the 2011 Edwards DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Penguins Elite team on winning the CCM Invite Motown in Detroit over the weekend! The team played six games in three days to claim the title and amassed a 5-0-1 record along the way and scored an incredible 34 goals in the process while only giving up 9.
The boys started the weekend with a 3-3 tie against the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies, the only game of the tournament that they did not win. Later in the evening on Friday, the Pens Elite squad topped Victory Honda 5-4. In their third game, on Saturday morning, the Pens Elite team continued once again found the back of the net at will on their way to a 9-1 win over Detroit Honeybaked. Later that evening, the offensive onslaught continued against the Columbus Capitals, but this time the 2011 Edwards team pitched a shutout as the final result was 8-0.
On Sunday, the team met the Columbus Capitals again for the right to go to the final and the result was yet another shutout victory, this time 5-0 for the Pens Elite side. In the final, the Pens Elite squad encountered a rematch with the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies and had the chance to beat the only team that had stood in their way of a perfect record in the preliminary round. After a hard-fought game, the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite team emerged victorious with a 4-1 scoreline and a banner to show for their hard work.
Congrats to the 2011 Edwards team on your success this weekend and good luck the rest of the season!