Pittsburgh Penguins players will pay tribute to the synagogue shooting victims by wearing “Stronger Than Hate” patches during their game Tuesday night at PPG Paints Arena.
“Hatred and discrimination have no place in Pittsburgh or anywhere else,” the Penguins tweeted Tuesday morning.
The patches and an accompanying jersey auction are part of the organization’s effort to support victims and families of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting, according to a news release.
Hatred and discrimination have no place in Pittsburgh or anywhere else.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 30, 2018
The Pittsburgh Penguins will wear #StrongerThanHate patches on their jerseys for tonight's game.
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Each player will sign his jersey after the game. They will be available for auction HERE.
The auction will start at 11 a.m. Tuesday and continue until Nov. 13 at 12 p.m.
“All proceeds from the jersey auction and the Penguins other fundraising efforts, including tonight's 50/50 Raffle, will benefit the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and a fund established by the City of Pittsburgh Department of Safety to benefit police officers wounded during the attack,” the news release said.
The Penguins are also collecting money at all three entrance gates at Tuesday night’s game (CLICK HERE for more information).
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