The Philadelphia Flyers will host Autism Awareness Night on Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m., when they face off against the New York Islanders at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers are partnering with and hosting a number of community organizations for the evening, including the Center for Autism, Autism Delaware, Autism Speaks, and the Autism Society of America, Greater Philadelphia chapter.
Families associated with each of these organizations, as well as any families with children with autism attending the game, are invited to utilize a specially-designed, sensory-friendly lounge that the Flyers have created for the evening. With the goal of providing a private space for families of children with autism to have away from the action of the game, the lounge includes amenities such as beanbag chairs, board games, coloring books and crafts, and more-all in a controlled environment.
Those families wishing to utilize the lounge can visit Guest Services behind Section 124 on the Main Concourse. The lounge, located in the Wells Fargo Center's Hall of Fame room on the Club Level, will be open from 5:30 p.m. through the end of the game.
Flyers players will show their support for the cause that evening, including Flyers Captain Claude Giroux, who will host families associated with the Center for Autism in his personal suite as a part of his "Giroux's Crew," as well as Jakub Voracek, who will welcome families associated with Autism Delaware in his personal "Voracek's Vault" suite.
The Bucks County Admirals, a special needs hockey team from Bucks County, Pa. will be featured as the evening's Mites on Ice team. In addition, the evening's Flyers Charities 50/50 beneficiary will be the Center for Autism.
All Flyers coaches, broadcasters, and employees will wear puzzle piece ribbons in support of the autism awareness campaign. These ribbons will also be available at information tables on the Main Concourse for any fans that would like to show their support for the cause.
Additionally, the exterior of the Wells Fargo Center will light up blue throughout the night of the game in honor of the beginning of National Autism Awareness Month, and again on the evening of Sunday, April 2, in honor of World Autism Awareness Day.
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