CLOCK WITH PENGUINS’ LOGO SUPPORTS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Sales of neon clocks sporting the original Pittsburgh Penguins logo will support scholarships at the hockey team’s education partner, California University of Pennsylvania.
The one-of-a-kind, limited edition wall clocks were created exclusively for the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
Depicted on the clock face is the very first Penguins logo, created in 1967. This original logo first was used on a jersey this year, when Pens players wore it during the Winter Classic game.
The logo on each 20-inch wall clock is illuminated by a long-lasting neon tube. Each timepiece has a spun aluminum bezel and a sweep-style second hand that rotates smoothly around the face.
The clocks are manufactured by Perryopolis-based Image Time Inc., whose founder and owner, Bob McKeown, is a 1980 graduate of California.
Retail price is $299.99 — and every sale benefits Cal U students. For each clock purchased:
- Image Time will donate $25 to a Cal U scholarship fund.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation will make a $50 donation to a scholarship for students seeking teacher certification in early childhood or elementary education.
Sales of the clock also support Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation projects such as Heads Up Pittsburgh, which provides baseline concussion testing and education; Explore Series, a free educational series for kids ages 7-14 at CONSOL Energy Center; Project Power Play, which brings multi-sport deks to communities in the region; and programs that provide free hockey equipment and playing opportunities for young people.
“The mission of the Penguins Foundation is centered around development of our region’s youth, and there is no better way to have an impact than supporting the development of teachers,” said Dave Soltesz, president of the foundation.
“With this in mind, we are creating a scholarship fund at Cal U as an enticement for students to pursue a professional career in early childhood and elementary education. This scholarship, offered through Cal U’s Department of Early, Middle and Special Education, will help deserving students prepare to become successful educators.”
As public support for higher education wanes, universities must look for creative ways to help students, says Craig Butzine, vice president for Marketing and University Relations at Cal U.
“This is one more example of how the University’s ongoing partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins benefits Cal U students,” Butzine said. “And we are pleased to collaborate with Image Time, a local business owned by an alumnus, to make this product available to Penguins fans.
“This three-way partnership puts Cal U’s entrepreneurial spirit to work on behalf of our most important customers — our students.”