The Philadelphia Flyers will host 14 Make-A-Wish children and their families during the organization’s first-ever Awareness Night during the Wednesday, January 13 Bruins vs. Flyers game at the Wells Fargo Center.
Ranging in age from six to 15 and all from the Greater Philadelphia Region, these 14 children hosted by Make-A-Wish will be treated to special, VIP Flyers experiences throughout the game, including sitting on the bench during warm-ups, taking in the game from the penalty box, riding the Zamboni, helping the broadcasters from the radio and TV booths, high-fiving the players from the ice, and meeting the players in the locker room post-game.
“We are honored to partner with the Philadelphia Flyers for this evening to build awareness of our wish-granting program. In 2016 we are celebrating 30 years of wishes for over 5600 local children since 1986. It is through the kind support of partners like the Flyers that we are able to carry out our mission,” stated Dennis J. Heron, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware & Susquehanna Valley.
In addition to the behind-the-scenes experiences, the children and their families will sit in two designated “Make-A-Wish Suites” that evening, hosted by Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. Both players will meet with the kids and sign autographs in the locker room following the game.
In honor of the evening, Flyers coaches, staff, and broadcasters will wear Make-A-Wish ribbons to support the organization. Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware & Susquehanna Valley will also be recognized as the night’s “Community Teammate.”
The Flyers take on the New York Islanders on Saturday, January 9 at 1 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center, then will square off against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday, January 13 at 8 p.m. during the team’s Make-A-Wish Night. Great seats are still available by calling 215-218-PUCK or clicking HERE.