A professional is not only defined by what he does on the ice, but what he does off the ice as well. Sidney Crosby continues to show his diligence as a true professional. With the help of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Penguins Foundation, Reebok and Dick’s Sporting Goods, Crosby is holding his fifth season of Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey program.
One thousand kids from all over the Pittsburgh area, between the ages of 4-8 years old, get to learn how the game of hockey is played. But that’s not all. Reebok and Dick’s Sporting Goods has been so kind as to offer all kids enrolled in the program, brand new Reebok SC87 hockey gear endorsed by “Sid the Kid” himself, for free.
Registration opened on Thursday, Nov. 1st, 2012. Twenty-six programs have been chosen to be held at various ice centers around western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, and four have been specifically made “Girls Only Programs.” Coed programs are already selling out on the first day.
Sidney Crosby is doing his part off the ice as a professional, and he is about to change more kids’ lives forever. Not only has he done this once, but five times. We all know that the future is held in the hands of these children, and without Crosby and the Penguins reaching out to them, circumstances could be much different.
This program is going to allow these little guys to wake up and have something to look forward to. I couldn’t see anything lighting up a child’s eyes like a handshake from the Captain of Pittsburgh Penguins and being dressed in his equipment from head-to-toe. This event will truly give these children an early Christmas morning.
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