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Volume 24 No. 180
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Special Delivery: Crosby, Other Penguins Players Take Season Tickets To Fans' Homes

The Penguins are once again using players to "deliver season tickets to select fans," and several, including C Sidney Crosby, yesterday "made stops around the Pittsburgh area," according to Sam Werner of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. Crosby came into one family's kitchen, "dropped off the tickets and signed a wide array of Penguins memorabilia." Crosby: "It’s fun to see the kids’ reactions. They just want to get outside and play hockey right away." Penguins fan Adam Proctor, whose home Crosby visited, said, "It’s just something simple that he does in his day, and all the players do, but it means the world to me and to my family. I know that my sons will be talking about this 20 years from now" (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 9/14). USA TODAY's Kevin Allen notes it is an "annual tradition for the Penguins to send out players throughout the metropolitan area to deliver tickets to 50 season ticket-holders." The selected winners, "chosen randomly, are informed a player is coming, but the identity isn’t revealed until he shows up." Crosby said, "This is really a nice thing that the team does because you get to meet the people. When you play, it’s just a mass of people, but you don’t meet anyone one-on-one" (USATODAY.com, 9/13).