Sports + Recreation

Hockey is for Everyone Night

Feb 21, 2019 - Feb 21, 2019
PPG Paints Arena
1001 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The Penguins are once again proud to host Hockey Is For Everyone night on February 21 during the Penguins vs. Sharks game.

Various initiatives include:

  • There will be 8 special "Junior Starters" for the game, including representatives of Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey, Penguins Blind Hockey, Steel City Icebergs Special Hockey, Pittsburgh Emperors Special Hockey, Beaver County Ice Sharks Special Hockey, Happy Valley Special Hockey Association, Johnstown Sitting Bulls Sled Hockey, and the Schenley Ice Breakers.
  • The Highmark Wall of Champions at PPG Paints Arena will feature representation from many groups who fall under the "Hockey Is For Everyone" umbrella, including the Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey, the Beaver County Ice Sharks, Steel City Icebergs and Pittsburgh Emperors Special Hockey, Pittsburgh I.C.E., Pittsburgh Blind Hockey, Pittsburgh Gay Hockey. The Persad Center, the Stonewall Sports Alliance, Steel City Volleyball and Softball, and the Delta Foundation will also have presence on the concourse.
  • Members of Pittsburgh Blind Hockey will play during the second intermission.
  • The PPG Paints Arena exterior sign above the Highmark Gate will be lit in rainbow colors.
  • Themed Pride merchandise, including t-shirts, hats and pucks, will be for sale at the PensGear store inside PPG Paints Arena.

A number of Penguins players will use rainbow-colored Pride tape on their sticks during the pre-game warmup, and the sticks will be auctioned by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. Proceeds will benefit "You Can Play," an advocacy organization that promotes safety and inclusion for all who participate in sports, including LGBTQ athletes, coaches and fans. The sticks will be available to be bid on starting Thursday night.

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