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Flyers and 92.5 XTU Build Toy Mountain of Generosity to Benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Effort

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers are asking their fans to bring a new, unopened toy with them to their game at the Wachovia Center on Thursday, December 4, when the Flyers host the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m. Fans who bring toys to the game will receive a 10% off discount at the Fan Gear store and an offer for discounted tickets to select Flyers, 76ers, Phantoms, and Wings home games. All of the toys collected will be combined with toys collected by 92.5 XTU, Philadelphia?s Country Station, and donated to CAPE (Child Abuse Prevention Effort) to build a "Toy Mountain" at the Wachovia Center on Sunday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"The holidays are a time of giving and our fans have always been generous in celebrating the true meaning of the season," said Shawn Tilger, Flyers Senior Vice President of Business Operations. "As an organization we want to do our part to always give back to the community. We encourage our fans to join us in our endeavors."

The ninth annual 92.5 XTU Toy Truck Parade will begin at their station in Bala Cynwyd and end on Broad Street at the Wachovia Center on Sunday, December 7 at 12 p.m. Fans bringing toys to the event on December 7, can enjoy festively decorated vehicles, arts and craft vendors, a meet and greet with Santa and a special concert. 92.5 XTU will also broadcast live from the Wachovia Center on Sunday, December 7 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. A list of suggested donation items is available at philadelphiaflyers.com.

"We've been fortunate to play a major role in the parade for nine years now. There's nothing that touches you more when you see over 200 decorated vehicles supporting the kids," said Natalie Conner, VP/General Manager of 92.5 XTU. "We are proud to team up with the Philadelphia Flyers and know that with the support and generosity of their fans we will exceed what has been done in the past."

The Flyers have the perfect holiday gift for every hockey fan this holiday season. The team is offering "Santa Sacks," featuring game tickets, novelty items, merchandise and other team-related treats, exclusively through ComcastTIX at philadelphiaflyers.com, by calling 1-800-298-4200, or by visiting the Wachovia Center Box Office.

Tickets to all Flyers home games, including the Flyers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, December 2 at 7 p.m. (Autism Awareness Night); the Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils on Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m. (fans encouraged to donate toys); the Flyers vs. New York Islanders on Tuesday, December 9 at 7 p.m.; and the Flyers vs. Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, December 11 at 7 p.m. (Dollar Dog Night), are on sale exclusively through ComcastTIX at philadelphiaflyers.com or by calling 1-800-298-4200.

Founded in 1961, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. is a radio broadcasting company that owns or operates 44 stations (27 FM and 17 AM) located in 11 large-and mid-size markets in the United States. For more information, please visit www.bbgi.com.

The Child Abuse Prevention Effort (CAPE) is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to prevent child abuse and neglect through direct intervention with the community and families who need assistance and guidance. C.A.P.E was founded 35 years ago by Judge Lisa Richette after seeing too many of Philadelphia?s children hurt or neglected by their parents or caregivers. It is one of the few organizations in Philadelphia started by volunteers without the benefit of a grant or endowment.
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