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Fans to Toss Hats on Ice For Kids Battling Cancer

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers fans are asked to toss their hats onto the ice and score a hat trick for kids battling cancer at the Wachovia Center on Sunday, April 4 at 12:30 p.m. ( Tickets), when the team hosts the Detroit Red Wings. The hats will be collected and distributed to pediatric oncology units at Virtua Health.

"The Hat Tricks for Kids Hat Toss is a great way for fans to assist us in aiding children battling cancer," said Shawn Tilger, Flyers Senior Vice President of Business Operations. "Our fans have been very supportive of all of our community efforts this season and we have no doubt they will actively support this one as well."

Hats will be collected on ice during first intermission by members of the Ice Team and Flyers staff. At a later date, the Flyers will visit with patients to deliver some of the hats collected at the game. Hat tricks that normally occur during the season are collected and displayed on the concourse.

The Hat Tricks for Kids Hat Toss is an extension of the Flyers Hat Tricks for Kids program, which was developed to recognize and show support for children battling cancer in oncology units in Greater Philadelphia Region hospitals. Members of the Flyers organization visit local hospitals to show support and distribute Flyers goodies. During the visits, each child receives a Flyers goodie bag, including a Flyers hat and activity book.

Fans attending Sunday’s game can purchase hats at Fan Gear in the Wachovia Center for 30% off the retail price during the game.

Flyers Fans can get "Flyered Up" at the Bud Light Block Party at the Wachovia Center starting two hours before all Flyers home games, beginning on Friday, April 2 when the Flyers host the Montreal Canadiens. The large-scale festivities will take place inside and outside the AT&T Pavilion on the 11th street side of the Wachovia Center and feature delicious barbecue ribs and chicken, Buffalo Wings, interactive games, live music, radio station remotes, and much more!

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