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Fan Appreciation Day Set for Saturday

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The hockey game won't be the only fun taking place at the Wachovia Center on Saturday, March 11, when the Flyers host the Buffalo Sabres at 2 p.m. As part of Fan Appreciation Day, all fans in attendance will have a chance to win great prizes including the always-popular "Shirts-Off-Our-Back" promotion.

"The Flyers have the best fans in all of sports and we would like to thank them for their support and loyalty throughout the season and over the years," said Flyers President Ron Ryan.

Upon entering the arena, each fan will receive a Flyers rally towel and a full-color glossy album, which houses the pucks from the Flyers' newest one-of-a kind promotion, Flyers Mini Puck Set. At the conclusion of the game as fans exit the arena they will receive a coupon from Dicks Sporting Goods.

Among the prizes to be randomly given away include: two Sharp LCD High Definition televisions; two Playstation portables and two Playstation 2 game systems; a 60 gigabyte Ipod; Heward Packard photo station courtesy of Office Max; Sony home theater entertainment system; multiple disc DVD player; laptop computer, signed Flyers memorabilia; HP 80gb laptop with DVD burner; Sony multi disc DVD player and Tivo-DVD recorder with hard drive and an Europe and Florida vacation, $400 Embassy Suites hotel gift certificate; $2,500 all courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers.

In addition, fans will have the chance to win unique Flyers experiences such as a Zamboni ride during the first intermission of the game, a meet-and-greet with a Flyers scratched player during the second period; a training session with Flyers Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jim McCrossin; two round trip ticket to see a Flyers' road courtesy of Southwest Airlines and two tickets to an upcoming Flyers' home game including a behind-the- scenes experience.

At the conclusion of the game, the randomly selected fans will be invited to ice level for the "Shirts-Off-Our-Back" promotion where each fan will obtain their signed jersey from the player himself.

In addition, the Flyers will be making it a special day for their Season Ticket Holders. Among the giveaways are: one free hot dog and one free 16 ounce soda to every season ticket holder, the season ticket holders in the mezzanine level will be getting free Opteks for the game, there will be a drawing for a grand prize of eight days and seven nights for four people at the Celebration World Resort in Kissimmee, the drawing will also be for 10 winners who will receive autographed memorabilia.
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