Throughout the years, one of the core values of being a Philadelphia Flyer is the ability to give back to the community. Flyers Charities are famous for exhibiting high standards regarding its outreach to the community. The work done by the organization impacts lives every single day.

Flyers Charities In-Game Raffles

If you go to a Flyers game, you will see a 50/50 raffle in which half the proceeds go to Flyers Charities. You will also have an opportunity to purchase mystery pucks, which are a fan favorite. If you can’t attend a game, there are other ways to participate. Online auctions always have up-to-date memories that go in hand with themed game nights.

Flyers Charity Carnival

The best event to meet your favorite players is the Flyers Charity Carnival. The carnival has been a staple of Flyers Charities for years. With a family-fun atmosphere, there are many activities to participate in. The Ferris Wheel, goalie drills, carnival games, and live music transform the Wells Fargo Center into the ultimate party. At the carnival, you can even play games alongside the players!

5 Reasons Why The Flyers Charity Carnival Is The Best

Carnival goers do need to purchase tickets for games, rides, and meet and greets. This year the carnival is Sunday, March 17th. Doors open at 10:30 am.

Gritty 5K

Another popular event is the Gritty 5K, but this season’s race already happened. It brings the fun into running. Fans are highly encouraged to dress up as Gritty! You don’t even have to be a runner to win in the race. There are also categories such as “Best In Fur.”. The best part is that the infamous mascot will run the race alongside participants and IS competitive. At the end of the race, there is a good chance you will get cake thrown at you by Gritty. Make sure to bring your running shoes and dancing shoes for this gritty-style event.

While involvement ranges from player to player, these men do impressive work off the ice.

  • Hathaway's Heroes

    Garnet Hathaway - is the face of "Hathaway's Heros."

    Formally Hayes’ Heros, Garnet Hathaway took over what Kevin Hayes started. During each Flyers game, Hathaway invites first responders to the game. The recognized guests get four tickets, a shoutout during the game on the Jumbotron, signed gear, and get to meet with Hathaway. This is a thank you to all who help protect the Philadelphia community and surrounding areas.

  • Hockey Fights Cancer

    Throughout the NHL, there are “Hockey Fights Cancer” nights that show support for those who’ve battled or are battling Cancer. Former Philadelphia Flyers player Oskar Lindblom battled Ewing’s Sarcoma in the 2019-2020 season. Flyers fans would support the forward by wearing “Oskar Strong” jerseys and rally towels.

    This season, 97.5 The Fanatic’s John Kincade was recognized, among others. Kincade battled colon cancer and was able to take down Cancer for the third time. The morning show host was presented with a Flyers jersey with all the players’ signatures. Fans at the game are handed an “I Fight For” rally towel. The team store also donated 10% of their profit to Flyers Charities.

    Hockey Fights Cancer- Honoring John Kincade

    Cancer has impacted almost everyone’s life in one way or another. The entire league raises awareness, and Philadelphia always does their part.

  • Snider Youth Hockey

    Banner being raised honoring the late Ed Snider.

    The late Mr. Ed Snider prided himself on the work he did for the community. One of the projects Mr. Snider worked on was his youth hockey program. The “Rink At Scanlon” opened in Kensington, Philadelphia. With a 400,000 dollar donation, the rink provides hockey for the boys and girls throughout the city along with education and life skills. The rink has been established since 2011 and has been a positive staple in the community.

  • Pride Game

    Scott Laughton has been vocal about being an ally for the LGBTQ+ community. Every game Laughton invites guests to come to the game who are members of the LGBTQ+ community.

    During the game, different groups and organizations are recognized. Laughton, Farabee, Tippett, and Ersson had pride tape on their sticks during warmups to show support.

  • Military Appreciation Night

    Cam Atkinson- ambassador of Military Appreciation Night.

    This past November, the Flyers held their Military Appreciation Night. Head coach John Tortorella and forward Cam Atkinson worked closely with the veterans in the community and different organizations. The game consisted of recognizing all the men and women who served or are currently serving the country. Atkinson said, “It is important to support and honor those who protect us and allow us to play the game we love.” The Flyers organization provided a lot to the veterans with different programs, service dogs, and more.

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