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29th Annual Flyers Wives Carnival Set for Sunday, March 26

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The 29th Annual Flyers Wives Fight For Lives Carnival will take place at the Wachovia Center on Sunday, March 26 from 1:30 until 6:00 p.m. This popular event is organized and produced by the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation, the charitable arm of Comcast-Spectacor.

The Wachovia Center will be transformed into professional sports largest fund-raiser, including photo booths and autograph sessions with Flyers players and alumni, shoot on goal, dunk tanks and other games of chance. Fans can also have their photograph taken with the Stanley Cup.

Tickets are on sale now and are $35 each for early admission; $15 for adults and $10 for children ages two through 12 for general admission and can be purchased by contacting the Flyers Charities office at (215) 389-9426 during normal business hours or in person at the Flyers Box Office in the Wachovia Center. Children under two years old do not need a ticket.

Players in presold photo booths are as follows: Donald Brashear, Jeff Carter, Robert Esche, Peter Forsberg, Simon Gagne, Michal Handzus, Derian Hatcher, Mike Knuble, Joni Pitkanen, Mike Richards and Patrick Sharp at $15.00. Players in presold autograph booths are: Carter, Forsberg, Gagne, Hatcher and Richards at $10 each. Fans may purchase two vouchers per Carnival entry ticket, but they must be two different players. Quantities are limited and are on a first come, first served basis.

For the first time ever, we are preselling the "Shot on Goal" attraction. For $10, you will take a shot on goal and then get to meet a Flyers goalie and receive an autograph!

As the largest fundraising event of the year for the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation, fans can also bid on items through an online auction. Fans can also purchase mystery gift boxes, which could contain autographed jerseys, signed bobble head dolls or Flyers apparel.

In addition to the games and activities at the Carnival, fans can purchase a chance to win one of two raffles: a 2006 Mercedes-Benz and a 2006 Harley-Davidson.

Comcast-Spectacor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor, is committed to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia Region through contributions, donations, player appearances and random gifts of kindness on behalf of the company's entities, which include the Philadelphia 76ers, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia Phantoms, the Wachovia Complex and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. Since its inception, the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation, which encompasses Sixers Charities, Flyers Charities and Phantoms Charities, has contributed more than $20 million to charity. Comcast-Spectacor is a member of the Comcast Family of Companies.

The particular focus of the Foundation has been on providing positive educational and recreational resources and activities for the region's youngsters and on raising funds for medical research and other important healthcare activities. Recent contributions include providing financial aid annually for 40 high school students to attend St. John Neumann/St. Maria Goretti High School in South Philadelphia, PA, sponsoring a Police Athletic League Center in the Germantown-section of Philadelphia, funding of tennis courts and donating rackets to youth at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Center, Penn Emergency Department and Trauma Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and providing significant funding to support Living Beyond Breast Cancer, to name just a few.
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