US Steel expands reach with sponsorship
The Pittsburgh Penguins, the Penguins Foundation, and U. S. Steel announced an official multi-year partnership today, focusing on the betterment and growth of our communities.
The Penguins NHL hockey team and US Steel are joining forces as pillars in the Pittsburgh Community to invest in literacy and provide access to sports.
“The Penguins remain committed to the advancement of our surrounding communities, and together with U. S. Steel, we look forward to continuing to make a difference,” said Penguins president and CEO David Morehouse. “We feel that literacy should be accessible to all and that every kid should receive equal opportunities. We believe it is our responsibility to help forge Pittsburgh’s next generation and are happy to do it together.”
The Reading Challenge, which is scheduled to launch its pilot plan in the Fall of 2021, will introduce an incentive-based reading programme for students in the Mon Valley. Students will be rewarded with prizes and promotions, courtesy of the Penguins and U. S. Steel.
U. S. Steel will also be the presenting partner of “Try Hockey for Free Day.” The program will be held quarterly at rinks across Western Pennsylvania. The program focuses on eliminating the financial barrier that may prevent kids from trying hockey.
“This partnership with the remarkable Pittsburgh Penguins organisation recognises the importance of the communities where we live and work,” U. S. Steel president and chief executive officer, David B. Burritt, said: “We want a sustainable, bright future for families in the Mon Valley and greater Pittsburgh. Teaming with the Penguins and our employee volunteers, we can help instill the value of reading. This community initiative is part of U. S. Steel’s growing dedication to sustainability.”