Penguins Donate Nearly $350,000 To Jewish Federation Of Pittsburgh

Money will benefit victims and families of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting

Andrew Limberg
November 08, 2018 - 4:45 pm

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - The Penguins presented $348,705 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Thursday to benefit the victims and families involved in the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Squirrel Hill.

The money comes from a combination of fan contributions, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and various corporate partners like GNC and Wendell August Forge.

Related: Penguins selling ‘Stronger Than Hate’ patches for Tree of Life victims and families

The campaign called “Stronger Than Hate” began after the October 27 shooting that claimed 11 lives.

In addition the Penguins announced they will donate another $200,000 to the city’s new Public Safety Support Fund.

An auction of autographed game-worn jerseys featuring the “Stronger Than Hate” patch continues through November 13 and “Stronger Than Hate” Patches are also for sale.

That money will be donated at a later date.

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