Office of Mayor William Peduto
City, Penguins to Host Bicentennial Celebration Game Thursday Night At CONSOL Energy Center

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 16, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Penguins will celebrate Pittsburgh’s 200th anniversary with a special Bicentennial Celebration Night during the Penguins vs. Carolina Hurricanes game at CONSOL Energy Center Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Mayor William Peduto will be joined by esteemed Penguins alumni Ken Schinkel and Duane Rupp for a pre-game ceremonial puck drop. The City of Pittsburgh Public Safety Honor Guard will present the colors and Pittsburgh Police Officer Elizabeth Vitalbo-Merkel will sing the Star-Spangled Banner.

In honor of the historical celebration the Penguins will wear their “Pittsburgh Gold” third jersey featuring a custom City of Pittsburgh Bicentennial patch. Game-worn Bicentennial jerseys will be auctioned off on www.nhl.com in the near future with proceeds benefiting a local youth organization.

The Penguins Bicentennial Celebration Game falls on the eve of the city’s Incorporation Day festivities. Pittsburgh was incorporated as a city on March 18, 1816. To commemorate Pittsburgh’s 200th birthday, the City of Pittsburgh and Bicentennial Commission have a full day of events scheduled at the City-County Building beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 18. Complete details on Incorporation Day can be found here.

Contacts:

Katie O’Malley, Asst. Communications Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto

(412) 925-1990; katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov

Tom McMillan, Vice President of Communications, Pittsburgh Penguins

tmcmillan@pittsburghpenguins.com; 412-255-1828

 

About the Pittsburgh Bicentennial

The Pittsburgh Bicentennial is a yearlong celebration of the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Pittsburgh, giving citizens the opportunity for self-governance. Pittsburgh was incorporated as a city on March 18, 1816. Mayor William Peduto formed the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Commission to recognize and celebrate the anniversary with unique and collaborative partnerships. Over 300 organizations, companies, nonprofits and individuals are participating in the yearlong celebration. For more information visit www.pgh200.com, follow @PGHbicentennial on Twitter for follow the hashtag #PGH200.

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