Pittsburgh Penguins to wear 'Stronger Than Hate' patches on jerseys after synagogue shooting
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The Pittsburgh Penguins will wear “Stronger Than Hate” patches on their jerseys in their match against the New York Islanders on Tuesday night following a mass shooting at a well-known Pittsburgh synagogue.

“The patches — and the accompanying jersey auction — are part of the organization's effort to support victims and families of Saturday's tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill,” the team said in a statement on Tuesday.

After the game, each player will also sign his own jersey, which will be available for auction at treeoflife.givesmart.com, according to the statement.


“All proceeds from the jersey auction and the Penguins other fundraising efforts, including tonight's 50/50 Raffle, will benefit the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and a fund established by the City of Pittsburgh Department of Safety to benefit police officers wounded during the attack,” the statement continued. 

The auction for the jerseys will start at 11 a.m. on Tuesday and continue until noon on Nov. 13.

The statement also added that the NHL team will conduct a collection of monetary donations at each of the entrance gates at Tuesday night’s game.

“Hatred and discrimination have no place in Pittsburgh or anywhere else,” the hockey team said in a tweet announcing the effort.

The team also held a blood drive on Monday to benefit the 11 victims and families affected by Saturday's mass shooting.

Robert Bowers faces 29 charges, including 11 counts of use of a firearm to commit murder and 11 counts of obstruction of the exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death.