Pittsburgh Penguins

Penguins To Wear Special Patch Tuesday To Honor Synagogue Shooting Victims

'Stronger Than Hate' jerseys will be signed and put up for auction to benefit victims

October 30, 2018 - 11:04 am

Related: Penguins To Hold Collection For Synagogue Shooting Victims And Their Families

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - To honor and raise funds for the victims of Saturday’s Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting, the Pittsburgh Penguins will wear a patch on their uniforms Tuesday night against the New York Islanders at PPG Paints Arena that say “Stronger Than Hate”.

Each player will sign his jersey after the game and it will be put up for auction online. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and a fund to benefit Pittsburgh police officers wounded during Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.

The auction began at 11 a.m. Tuesday and will run through November 13 at 12 p.m.

In addition, the Penguins will also be donating $50,000 to the Jewish Federation and police officer’s fund. Tuesday’s 50/50 raffle will also benefit the charities.

The Penguins also announced their blood drive Monday was a success with 254 donors.

The Penguins original plans to hold a Halloween costume party have been canceled out of respect to the victims.

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