Buying the Pittsburgh Penguins

$2,159 of $750.0M goal

Raised by 109 people in 11 months
Jeromy Lee Spencer   PHILADELPHIA, PA
Recently it has come to light that Mario Lemieux is willing to sell the Pittsburgh Penguins for $750 million dollars. Well, we're gonna buy em! We are the Orange and Black Pack, a dedicated Flyers hockey blog. We figure since the Flyers already figuratively own the Penguins, their fans might as well literally own them.

You can find us at http:// www.orangeandblackpack.com or on Facebook and Twitter. In the very likely event we do not raise the money required to purchase the Penguins franchise, 100% of the money we have raised will be donated to Flyers Wives charities. Information on who Flyers Wives charities supports can be found here:  http://flyers.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=105354

Please help us purchase the worst franchise in the NHL so we can try to make it better by doing things like:
- Painting the entire inside of the arena Orange and Black
- Putting a giant photo of Claude Giroux on the outside of the building, facing the highway
- Repainting the parking lots stripes orange, with a Flyers logo in each spot
- Using colored thread to impose a beach ball in the net behind Fleury
- Make a wall of fame in the concourse with photos of our top donators

Obviously, we won't end up with 750 million dollars so where does your money go?

My name is Jeromy Spencer and I'm a social media admin for the Orange and Black Pack. 100% of the money raised through this campaign will be donated to Flyers Wives charities. Once donations slow to a point where money is no longer building, we will end the campaign and split the money between our favorite Wives charities.
Specifically, we are fond of:
Snider Hockey:  http://www.sniderhockey.com
CHOP:  http://www.chop.edu
PAWS:  http://phillypaws.org

Thank you for your support!
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Update 3
9 months ago
Hey guys, we just donated the money we raised (minus gofundme and wepay fees). A photo of the receipt is now the campaign photo so you can see your money DID go to the cause! Please halt all further donations as we will no longer be checking back on this page.
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Update 2
10 months ago
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Hey again supporters! I've been in contact with GoFundMe recently and been informed that the page is past the point where it can be converted into a direct to charity page. This is totally fine, cause we have a plan! Once donations stop (hopefully no time soon, these are some GREAT causes), we will end the campaign and withdraw the money. We will then donate 100% of that money to the charities that are listed in our description. Once the donation is complete I will be posting receipts of all the donations to both the GoFundMe page and Orange and Black Pack's Facebook page, that way you guys know your money was well spent! Thank you guys and gals again for the outpouring of support, you are really taking this further than we ever thought possible. Now keep those donations coming, these causes need your help!
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Update 1
10 months ago
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Hey everyone! Thank you so much for all of the support so far! We really didn't expect this to gain any traction, it was all for a good laugh and to get a couple dollars for a good cause. Since it now has national attention via TSN, we've contacted Flyers Wives charities directly. Once we hear back from them, and get the logistics on their end, we'll be editing the campaign to fund directly into the charity. Thank you again and keep the donations coming!
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Mark AW
10 months ago
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Well, this is not surprising. How else are Flyer fans ever to get a Stanley Cup in their life times except to own the Pens.

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Jake Didinsky
10 months ago
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Man pens fans get butthurt real fast don't they

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Michael Metzger
10 months ago
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Well Played, Philly, Well Played. LETS GO PENS!

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Gerard J Mahon
10 months ago
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Well given how 97% of Flygirls fans are on Welfare, you ain't got the money. And maybe you should buy them, that way you'll finally get to see what the Stanley Cup ACTUALLY looks like. ...1-9-7-5....1-9-7-5....1-9-7-5....1-9-7-5....

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Dani Ley
10 months ago
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I love that it's easy to tell which comments are from the Pens fans simply by looking at the spelling and the grammar.

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Eric Laino
10 months ago
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Gerard one word for you "Bankruptcy" on multiple occasions, failure to keep fans in attendance yearly!

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Ben Mical
10 months ago
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As a pens fan, this is a great laugh, but kudos on donating the money to charity, and if you succeed in gaining enough money to actually buy the team, more power to you. Best of luck!

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Nick Cozad
10 months ago
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If you're going to donate to charities, why does it have to be about trying to purchase the Penguins? Can't you assholes in Philly actually raise money without being classless about it. Also, orange and black worn by the Flyers are easily the ugliest uniforms in the NHL, and they are worn by some of the biggest dirtbags to ever play in the NHL. The Penguins players/wives don't donate to causes in relation to hating another team. Just another reason why the Penguins are a classier organization, and Philadelphia is a shithole. Losers since 1975 (10,714 days) lmao.

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Brie Konrad
10 months ago
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As a neutral in this, I laughed reading the Penguins fans' comments. No, you are not the largest fan base in the league; No, Crosby is not the best right now; and no-body envies living in s**tsburgh.

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John-Michael Boland
10 months ago
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Lots of butthurt pens fans in here. Its for charity, calm down, no need for sny remarks.

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Chris Rice
10 months ago
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I've never seen pens fans get so salty over a tongue in cheek charity fund before. It must be worse than I thought to be one of them lololol

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Timmy Shambaugh
10 months ago
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This is absolutely absurd. Coming from a DIE HARD pens fan, this is a really fun way to raise money for a great cause. ITS A JOKE PEOPLE, get over yourselves. I hate the flyers as much as the next guy, but I don't want to be associated with people like this. Way to give back assholes.

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Gabriella Smith
10 months ago
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This is hilarious, and I love that you're donating to good causes. P.S. I'm a Pens fan.

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Mike Livingston
10 months ago
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Hey, can't we all just get along... we're all hockey fans and... hey...uh... well, if anything maybe that logo over there on the left will bring about some unity on both sides? Seriously though, this is a great idea and and it's for a great cause. Will be putting in a donation soon. :)

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Justin Michelangelo Spang
10 months ago
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I just wanna say as a pens fan that this is quite possibly the greatest thing I have ever seen. Like it would be the best troll move ever. A for effort and A for creativity. Im glad itll be going to charity but this is sweet.

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Melody Mason
10 months ago
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The lack of wit from some of these Pens fans comments is truly painful to read. I guess it's true when they say that living in and around the Pittsburgh area is indeed depressing, because they sound like a bunch of miserable, butthurt dickbags. Great job, Orange and Black Pack! Raising a little bit of money for charity and poking fun at the Pens at the same time is brilliant! So great that this is getting national attention from other hockey sites, too!

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Chad Catto
10 months ago
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"Let's officially own these scumbags." If you do a little research, Pittsburgh has the biggest fan base hands down. Good luck raising money for your big purchase leaving comments like that:). Ps. They don't call Philadelphia filth-adelphia for nothing

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Jack Hornak
10 months ago
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Flyer scum bail your mom out before you go trying to buy something. Broad Street Bitches!

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Joshua Harshman
10 months ago
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This is actually kinds funny, and had it been the flyers possibly up for sail, you know some pens fan would've done the same! But anyway.. LET'S GO PENS!!!

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Jacob Noel
10 months ago
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I'm not even a Philly fan, and I would donate to this.

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$2,159 of $750.0M goal

Raised by 109 people in 11 months
Created September 4, 2015
CB
$5
Cynthia Bassett
26 days ago
MF
$5
Muhluhssuh Fuhnstuck
6 months ago

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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EM
$5
Eric Minor
6 months ago

Q: What's the difference between Frequent Flyer Miles and the Pittsburgh Penguins? A: Frequent Flyer Miles earn points.

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GB
$142
Gregory Babecki
10 months ago

I'm all for this as a charity, and for the odd chance that enough money may be raised to convince one the biggest names in Penguins' history to sell the franchise to their arch rival's fans.

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JD
$100
Joe Donahue
10 months ago
DS
$25
Derek Silva
10 months ago
SD
$10
Stacy Demangone
10 months ago
LS
$5
Lorne Spark
10 months ago
GS
$100
Gary Sloman
10 months ago
JB
$100
Jason & Amy Bodycott
10 months ago
Mark AW
10 months ago
9
9

Well, this is not surprising. How else are Flyer fans ever to get a Stanley Cup in their life times except to own the Pens.

+ Read More
Jake Didinsky
10 months ago
8
8

Man pens fans get butthurt real fast don't they

+ Read More
Michael Metzger
10 months ago
6
6

Well Played, Philly, Well Played. LETS GO PENS!

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Gerard J Mahon
10 months ago
5
5

Well given how 97% of Flygirls fans are on Welfare, you ain't got the money. And maybe you should buy them, that way you'll finally get to see what the Stanley Cup ACTUALLY looks like. ...1-9-7-5....1-9-7-5....1-9-7-5....1-9-7-5....

+ Read More
Dani Ley
10 months ago
4
4

I love that it's easy to tell which comments are from the Pens fans simply by looking at the spelling and the grammar.

+ Read More
Eric Laino
10 months ago
4
4

Gerard one word for you "Bankruptcy" on multiple occasions, failure to keep fans in attendance yearly!

+ Read More
Ben Mical
10 months ago
3
3

As a pens fan, this is a great laugh, but kudos on donating the money to charity, and if you succeed in gaining enough money to actually buy the team, more power to you. Best of luck!

+ Read More
Nick Cozad
10 months ago
3
3

If you're going to donate to charities, why does it have to be about trying to purchase the Penguins? Can't you assholes in Philly actually raise money without being classless about it. Also, orange and black worn by the Flyers are easily the ugliest uniforms in the NHL, and they are worn by some of the biggest dirtbags to ever play in the NHL. The Penguins players/wives don't donate to causes in relation to hating another team. Just another reason why the Penguins are a classier organization, and Philadelphia is a shithole. Losers since 1975 (10,714 days) lmao.

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Brie Konrad
10 months ago
3
3

As a neutral in this, I laughed reading the Penguins fans' comments. No, you are not the largest fan base in the league; No, Crosby is not the best right now; and no-body envies living in s**tsburgh.

+ Read More
John-Michael Boland
10 months ago
3
3

Lots of butthurt pens fans in here. Its for charity, calm down, no need for sny remarks.

+ Read More
Chris Rice
10 months ago
3
3

I've never seen pens fans get so salty over a tongue in cheek charity fund before. It must be worse than I thought to be one of them lololol

+ Read More
Timmy Shambaugh
10 months ago
2
2

This is absolutely absurd. Coming from a DIE HARD pens fan, this is a really fun way to raise money for a great cause. ITS A JOKE PEOPLE, get over yourselves. I hate the flyers as much as the next guy, but I don't want to be associated with people like this. Way to give back assholes.

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Gabriella Smith
10 months ago
2
2

This is hilarious, and I love that you're donating to good causes. P.S. I'm a Pens fan.

+ Read More
Mike Livingston
10 months ago
2
2

Hey, can't we all just get along... we're all hockey fans and... hey...uh... well, if anything maybe that logo over there on the left will bring about some unity on both sides? Seriously though, this is a great idea and and it's for a great cause. Will be putting in a donation soon. :)

+ Read More
Justin Michelangelo Spang
10 months ago
2
2

I just wanna say as a pens fan that this is quite possibly the greatest thing I have ever seen. Like it would be the best troll move ever. A for effort and A for creativity. Im glad itll be going to charity but this is sweet.

+ Read More
Melody Mason
10 months ago
2
2

The lack of wit from some of these Pens fans comments is truly painful to read. I guess it's true when they say that living in and around the Pittsburgh area is indeed depressing, because they sound like a bunch of miserable, butthurt dickbags. Great job, Orange and Black Pack! Raising a little bit of money for charity and poking fun at the Pens at the same time is brilliant! So great that this is getting national attention from other hockey sites, too!

+ Read More
Chad Catto
10 months ago
2
2

"Let's officially own these scumbags." If you do a little research, Pittsburgh has the biggest fan base hands down. Good luck raising money for your big purchase leaving comments like that:). Ps. They don't call Philadelphia filth-adelphia for nothing

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Jack Hornak
10 months ago
2
2

Flyer scum bail your mom out before you go trying to buy something. Broad Street Bitches!

+ Read More
Joshua Harshman
10 months ago
2
2

This is actually kinds funny, and had it been the flyers possibly up for sail, you know some pens fan would've done the same! But anyway.. LET'S GO PENS!!!

+ Read More
Jacob Noel
10 months ago
1
1

I'm not even a Philly fan, and I would donate to this.

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