PENS TO SUPPORT RED CROSS’ HOLIDAYS FOR HEROES

The American Red Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are teaming up this Veterans Day to help spread holiday cheer to military members this holiday season.

American Red Cross representatives will be on hand at the Penguins home game on Friday, November 11 against the Toronto Marlies, where they will be inviting fans to participate in the Holidays for Heroes program, which enables Northeastern Pennsylvania residents to “Give Something That Means Something.”  Fans are encourage to stop by the Red Cross table behind Section 101 at the Mohegan Sun Arena to sign special holiday greeting cards, which will then be distributed to service members and veterans in our area during the month of December.

“We can’t think of a better partner than the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for our Holidays for Heroes program. Their commitment to not only the Red Cross, but also to honoring our military heroes ever year, shows how much they care about our community,” said Bill Goldsworthy, Executive Director for the American Red Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. “Ausa_pensnd since the Penguins have the best fans in the league, we know the fan support will be second-to-none for this project on Veterans Day.”

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins players and club personnel will also be supporting the program by signing cards following the team’s practice on Wednesday, November 9 at the Toyota Sportsplex (40 Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre).

Tickets for the Penguins game against the Marlies are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling the Penguins at 570-208-7367.

For more information on the American Red Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania or the Holidays for Heroes program, call 570- 823-7161.


Additionally, in recognition of Veterans Day, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are teaming up with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Veterans Multicare Alliance (NEPA VMA) to help raise funds for the local non-profit agency.

Fans can purchase a special package for the Penguins game on Saturday, November 12 against the Providence Bruins through a special offer, which includes a ticket to the contest, a hot dog, chips and a soda, all starting at just $19.25.  Plus, for each package sold, the Penguins will donate $4.00 back to the NEPA VMA.

Tickets for this special offer must be purchased through the Penguins ticket offices either in person at 40 Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre, or by phone at 570-208-5415.  This offer is not available at the arena box office.

The NEPA VMA is a non-profit all volunteer service organization of veterans dedicated to helping veterans and their families navigate through government and community based provider systems to obtain information, benefits, and services. They assist clients to develop a unique plan to meet individual and family needs, and work in collaboration with other community based service providers to help meet those objectives.

NEPA VMA provides free consultations to veterans and their family members, which include a comprehensive overview of support, benefits, and assistance in a variety of areas, including health care, education, employment, housing, and day-to-day living.

For more information on this special offer, please contact the Penguins at 570-208-5415, or email Jon Sarka at jsarka@wbspenguins.com