2013-05-13


County to Host Penguins Rally at Noon on Tuesday

PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County will host a rally in celebration of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ second-round playoff series against the Ottawa Senators. The event will take place at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, May 14, in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse located at 436 Grant Street in Downtown Pittsburgh.

WDVE’s Val Porter will emcee the rally, which will feature the following five contests for Penguins fans:

  • Best Penguins Costume/Best-Dressed Penguins Fan;
  • Best Penguins Cheer;
  • Best Penguins Banner/Sign;
  • Penguins Trivia; and
  • Dance-Off.

Winners of the costume, cheer, banner/sign and dance contests will be determined by audience vote. Prizes include rounds of golf for four at a county golf course, day passes to a county pool, and Penguins shirts & rally towels.

Fans are encouraged to bring video cameras or cell phones to film a Penguins version of the Harlem Shake led by the winner of the dance contest.

The rally will also feature free giveaways,  while supplies last, including: Penguins shirts & rally towels from the Pittsburgh Penguins; Penguins rally signs from Allegheny County; iced tea from Turner Dairy Farms; and Penguins cookies from the Oakmont Bakery. Free face painters will also be on hand. The Kardasz Brothers will perform their song “The Mighty Guins,” and Penguins mascot Iceburgh will welcome fans and pose for pictures.

Those attending the rally are also asked to bring nonperishable food items or cash donation for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

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