Watch CBS News

Penguins Wear 'Stronger Than Hate' Patches, Hold Fundraisers For Victims Of Synagogue Shooting

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Penguins wore special "Stronger Than Hate" patches on their jerseys for Tuesday night's game in a show of support for the victims of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill over the weekend.

The Penguins say an incredible $209,000 was raised from donations.

According to the Penguins, each player will sign their jersey after the game and they will be made available for auction. The jersey auction will continue until noon on Nov. 12.

You can bid on the jerseys by clicking here.

penguins stronger than hate
(Photo Courtesy: Pittsburgh Penguins)

During the pre-game ceremony, the Penguins played a special video, then held an 11-second moment of silence, one for each of the lives lost at the synagogue.

Watch the Penguins pre-game video here:

Two of the police officers injured while responding to the attack, Officer Mike Smidga and Officer Anthony Burke, came out for the ceremonial puck drop. Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert joined them on the ice.

The Penguins also collected donations at the entrances to PPG Paints Arena.  Fans who did not attend the game can also donate online at


All proceeds from the auction and 50/50 raffle at the game will go to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and a fund which has been set up for the police officers wounded during the attack.

The Penguins Foundation is also donating $50,000 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and to the officers' fund.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.