The Meadville Area Recreation Foundation (MARF) is the recipient of $50,000.00 from the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
The MARF helps financially support the operation of the Meadville Area Recreation Complex (MARC) in Meadville, a year round sports complex featuring an ice rink, swimming pool, athletic fields, hiking trails, and a skate park.
At each Pittsburgh Penguins game, money is collected through a 50/50 raffle and then donated twice a season to a local 501(c)(3) organization which shares the mission of the Penguins Foundation. Thanks to the support and coordination of Channellock, Aaron Rekich, Amanda Chapel and Mark Turley from the Penguins Foundation, the MARF is receiving part of this year’s award. This $50,000.00 donation will be used to fund the purchase of a new Zamboni Ice Resurfacer to replace the current 35 year old Olympia. This equipment is one of the critical needs identified last year by members of the Meadville Area Recreation Authority (MARA). While $50,000.00 won’t fully fund the Zamboni, it gets us very close to securing the $125,000.00 needed in total.
On March 4th, 2019 at 1:30 PM members of the community are invited to a check presentation at the Meadville Area Recreation Complex 800 Thurston Road to celebrate this generous donation. Members of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation along with MARF members and other trusted partners will be in attendance.