HOCKEY IS FOR EVERYONE THIS SATURDAY
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will be celebrating fans from diverse backgrounds when we host Hockey Is For Everyone this Saturday against the Providence Bruins at 6:05.
The goal of HIFE is to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities. And the Penguins will be putting the spotlight on several local groups through in-arena and online presentations.
- DISABLED HOCKEY – Members and supporters of Special Olympics of Pennsylvania will be on hand to raise awareness of those with intellectual and physical disabilities in the sport. A pregame torch lighting ceremony will take place, representing the ‘Flame of Hope’; an athlete walk will take place on the ice during the second intermission; and before the game fans can help the SOPA raise funds at an outdoor dunk tank, where members of the Pennsylvania State Police will be “Freezin’ for a Reason”.
- LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY – The Penguins will be highlighting the work of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance with a video interview conducted earlier this month with David Pearson from the group’s board. Members of the organization will also be on hand at the game to provide more information.
- BLACK HOCKEY HISTORY – Check out our BREAKAWAY game program for an article highlighting the contributions of black players in the pro ranks. We’ll also have a video interview with Jimel Calliste from the NAACP talking about the importance of inclusion in the sport.
All fans will also receive a Penguins All-Star Poster, courtesy of the Times Leader.
Hockey if For Everyone So Make Sure You Get a Ticket
Tickets for Saturday night’s game are available at the arena box office or online at wbspenguins.com
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