kdka.com - Thousands Of Local School Children Rewarded With A Trip To Penguins Morning Skate As part of their effort to reach out to local schools and emphasize the importance of education, the Pittsburgh Penguins invited children from every local school district to attend their morning practice at Mellon Arena.This makes little sense. It goes against the stated principles of the goal.
I love sports. I love scholarship too. Sports should be a part of the school experience -- after the dismissal bell.
Sure, there are exceptions. But, those exceptions should involved the kids being the performer -- not the spectator. Live isn't about being a spectator.
Another way to support the school children would be if the Pens played more games at better hours to allow for the kids to watch. Start some school night games at 6 or 6:30 pm. Hold more weekend afternoon games.