Flyers Wives Host 36th Fight for Lives Carnival
The Flyers Wives Carnival is one of the oldest and most successful one-day charity events hosted by a professional sports franchise. The Flyers Wives Carnival offers families a fun-filled afternoon, all for a good cause – raising money for various charities throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region.
The day was filled with exciting new activities such as guided tours of the Gene Hart Memorial Press Box, free photo opportunities at the Flyers press conference area, and a trophy display from the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Fans have the opportunity to meet Flyers players on a very personal level. Activities include: interactive games against players, shot on goal, dunk tank and a host of other family fun activities. Fans are also able to meet and receive autographs from Flyers players and Alumni.
The first Carnival was held February 1, 1977. Later that year, one of the Flyers’ own, Barry Ashbee, died of leukemia. With his death came a truly heartfelt focus to the Flyers Wives Carnival.
Since its inception Comcast-Spectacor Charities, which encompasses Flyers Charities and Global Spectrum Charities, has contributed $25 million to charity. The funds raised during the annual Flyers Wives Carnival and other Comcast-Spectacor Charities fundraising events have helped support a multitude of worthy non-profit organizations that benefit everything from important healthcare initiatives such as: heart health and stroke and cancer awareness to various youth recreation programs and plenty more.