The Pittsburgh Penguins are paying tribute to the Tree of Life 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.
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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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, the team said in a news release.
Each player will sign his jersey after the game. They will be available for auction HERE.
The auction started at 11 a.m. Tuesday and continues 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,” team officials said.
The Penguins are also collecting money at all three entrance gates at Tuesday night's game.
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