Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Penguins owners donating money to health outlets

Leon Draisaitl answers questions from fans over Zoom, including how his line will carry over chemistry when hockey returns and who is on his all-time Edmonton Oilers team.

Pittsburgh Penguins owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle are each contributing $100,000 to assist local health outlets dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The joint $200,000 donation will be split equally between Highmark Health and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The Highmark Health donation is earmarked for creating a mobile COVID-19 testing unit that will focus on under-served populations in the Pittsburgh area.

The donation to UPMC will benefit the UPMC Children’s Hospital Helpers Fund, which supports families and caregivers who are impacted by COVID-19.