Philadelphia, PA (December 16, 2019) - The Philadelphia Flyers are set to host First Responders Night presented by BELFOR Property Restoration this Tuesday night, December 17, as the team takes on the Anaheim Ducks at 7 p.m. In tandem with the organization's night of honorary recognitions, Flyers center, Kevin Hayes, has announced the establishment of his own Hayes' Heroes program to continue the support of local first responders.
Beginning Tuesday night and continuing as a permanent fixture, Hayes will donate two tickets to a first responder and a guest from the tristate area to enjoy the game. Additionally, the pair will be welcomed post-game for a meet-and-greet with Hayes and receive an autographed item to round out their game day.
Fans are able to nominate their own heroes to be selected for the Hayes' Heroes program at PhiladelphiaFlyers/HayesHeroes.
Tuesday's First Responders Night will also include a special BELFOR Community Teammate recognition of three Pennsylvania State Troopers. Retired Trooper, Brian Malast, the late Sean Cullen, and fallen Trooper Eli McCarson (represented by his father, John) will all be recognized in game for their bravery and contributions to the Trooper community. Both the late McCarson and Cullen lost their lives in tragic vehicular accidents while on duty.
Retired Trooper Malast was also involved in an on-duty car accident which left him paralyzed from the neck down. Malast now works as an inspirational speaker to new recruits at the N.J. State Police Academy.