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Wine Tasting Gala benefits Penguins Foundation

| Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
John Altdorfer
Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner and chairman Mario Lemieux with wife Nathalie during the third annual Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Wine Tasting VIP Dinner at the Lexus Club inside the CONSOL Energy Center, Downtown. Jan. 16, 2014.

The bowl of the Consol Energy Center might have been the official site of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation's Wine Tasting Gala, but on Jan. 16, the VIP dinner in the Lexus Club is where the party was just getting started.

Spotted among members of the current roster of players — including Beau Bennett, Brooks Orpik and Rob Bortuzzo — hockey deity and Pens co-owner Mario Lemieux (with Nathalie) was holding his own. Elsewhere, Gateway Financial prez David Malone and PNC Bank Pittsburgh prez Sy Holzer were throwing barbs like champs, leaving Nancy Angus to referee.

The foundation, whose mission is to encourage young people in the community through youth hockey and other activities, includes prez Dave Soltesz and board members Kevin Hart, Travis Williams, Christine Astorino, Dr.Charles “Chip” Burke, Ralph Martin, Joseph Schmidt, Deborah Rice and Karen Shero.

“It's only its third year. How fast it's grown. We are able to raise more and more for our charities,” Penguins prez David Morehouse says.

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