While Grove City may be an hour north of the ‘burgh, the impact of Pittsburgh sports on the Grove is far more than just emotional. When a Pittsburgh team makes the playoffs and wins championships, Grove City also wins big.
Wendell August Forge has partnered with the Pittsburgh Penguins ever since the metal giftware company handcrafted tickets for the final game at the Civic Arena. That led to Wendell August purchasing the roof of the Civic Arena to make ornaments and other items, and the relationship has continued ever since. From custom gifts for Sidney Crosby, to the new Back to Back Collection just launched today that celebrates the teams most recent Stanley Cups, a Penguins win is a huge win for Grove City.
Meanwhile, anyone who has driven through Grove City after the Steelers have won a division, conference or Super Bowl title knows just how big of a deal a Steelers’ win is to the t-shirt company. Trucks sometimes block traffic awaiting freshly printed shirts celebrating the latest win.
Grove City is definitely Steelers and Penguins country, and supporting those teams also supports our local economy. Just one more reason to root for the Penguins tonight as they raise their 5th championship banner.