Pittsburgh Penguins co-owners donate $100,000 each to Highmark Health and UPMC

Pittsburgh Penguins co-owners donate $100,000 each to Highmark Health and UPMC
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 11: Pittsburgh Penguins owners Ronald Burkle and Mario Lemieux raise the Stanley Cup Trophy after they defeated the Nashville Predators 2-0 in Game Six of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena on June 11, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH — The owners of the Pittsburgh Penguins are showing their appreciation for the area’s two health care giants during the pandemic.

Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle each personally donated $100,000 to Highmark Health and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to help with the pandemic and programs related to the health crisis.

Highmark Health will be using the money toward a new mobile COVID-19 testing unit.

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The UPMC donation will benefit the Children’s Hospital Helpers Fund.

You can learn more about that program HERE.

“We are so proud of how the Penguins players, coaches, staff and management have stepped forward to assist our community,” Lemieux and Burkle said in a joint statement. “We hope that these donations can help Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities deal with this unprecedented crisis.”

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