Teddy Blueger, Tristan Jarry, Sam Lafferty and John Marino of the Pittsburgh Penguins teamed up with Fox’s Pizza Den and donated 1,000 personal pizzas to five different community centers around the Pittsburgh region. Way to go!!!
Check out the press release below or PittsburghPenguins.com for more details!
Penguins players, Fox’s Pizza Den team up to provide pizzas to five community centers
Pittsburgh Penguins players Teddy Blueger, Tristan Jarry, Sam Lafferty and John Marino teamed up with Fox’s Pizza Den to donate 1,000 personal pizzas to five community centers in the Pittsburgh region.
The players purchased 500 pizzas, and Fox’s Pizza Den matched that number. The Fox’s Pizza staff facilitated the distribution today.
The goal was to help feed children and their families who normally rely on schools and community pantries for some of their meals.
Personal pizzas were delivered earlier today to Northview Heights Housing on the North Side, the Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania in McKees Rocks, the Turtle Creek Ambulance Station, the Tarentum Marina and White Lily Baptist Church in Chartiers City.
“We are proud of our players for continuing to step forward in this way to assist members of our community,” said David Morehouse, president and CEO of the Penguins. “During these challenging times, it’s important for all of us to come together in support of those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.”
“Fox’s Pizza Den is honored to share our resources and partner with the Pittsburgh Penguins to support our local neighborhoods,” said Jim Fox, president of Fox’s Pizza Den. “We are thrilled to join this team of supporters to help those in need during this difficult time in our great city.”
“Our teens have been connected with us daily in live virtual programs and activities ever since COVID-19 shut down our Career Works program,” said Lisa M. Abel-Palmieri president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania. “We are so proud of their ongoing commitment to education, and are so thankful to the Pittsburgh Penguins for their donation of a warm pizza meal to the kids and families we serve. This type of joy and kindness is exactly what our kids need to see right now!”
“I’m proud to be part of the ongoing public, private and volunteer-led effort to help families get access to hot meals and fresh food in my district and across Pittsburgh,” said Pittsburgh City Council president Theresa Kail-Smith.
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