Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Team
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Beyond hockey, the Penguins partake in community outreach. Team owner Mario Lemieux also has his own separate charities raises money for cancer research and for comfortable facilities for pediatric cancer units. The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation also has many initiatives. For example, Project Power Play encourages fun, organized physical activity for today's youth and plans to build 12 facilities within the next three years. Other initiatives help with the expansion of hockey in the community and funding those who cannot afford it with equipment, lessons, and ice time. After captain Crosby suffered from two concussions which kept him out of the game for almost 2 seasons and the general manager's son had a similar injury, the Foundation started a program that provides free baseline tests (which indicate if someone has a concussion) to athletes ages 10 to 14. They are trying to raise awareness for concussions and head injuries.
Overall, this is a classy organization that are proven winners. Their roster looks like an All-Star team roster. Each year they are expected to make the Stanley Cup Finals and no less. The perpetually high expectations sometimes cloud their successes.
They did just win the cup so that probably boosts their value as an NHL team. Is nice to see Kessel doing well and being appreciated by his team because I think he was really undervalued with Toronto.
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