Proceeds from sales of the new offering will benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Wendell August, Pennsylvania-based premium metal giftware brand, announced the launch of its Pittsburgh Penguins 50th Anniversary collection to commemorate a half century of Pittsburgh Penguins hockey. This exclusive assortment features a limited edition bronze 50th Anniversary Collector’s Ornament, embellished with 50 Swarovski jewels to represent this 50th year in existence. Each of the brilliant cut crystals, from the world-renowned crystal brand, are hand placed on the ornament to create a stunning representation of this milestone in Pittsburgh Penguins history. Only 5,000 of this numbered series will be produced. Other products in the collection include glassware, metal serving trays and additional holiday ornaments, all handmade right outside of Pittsburgh. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items will benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation’s youth-oriented programs. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the Penguins Foundation on this assortment that celebrates a championship hockey team, and gives back to an amazing organization,” said Christian Werner, Wendell August President. “The Foundation has been a great partner for us, and their unbelievable work and commitment to children is truly an inspiration.” “We are pleased to launch our 50th Anniversary Collection with Wendell August Forge – a company built in our region with a strong understanding of the rich history of our franchise and a desire to support our youth initiatives,” said Dave Soltesz, President of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. “Furthermore, we look forward to the reaction by our fan base to this unique line crafted in celebration of our 50 years.” The collection is available on www.wendellaugust.com/penguins and will be available at Penguins FanFest on October 9, 2016.