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Flyers Players and Alumni to Participate in 2011 Celebrity Golf Invitational

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
Members of the Philadelphia Flyers and Flyers Alumni will participate in the Philadelphia Flyers Celebrity Golf Invitational at Trump National in Pine Hill, NJ, on Tuesday, September 13. Proceeds of the Tournament, which is being presented by Allied Barton Security Services, Deutsche Bank, Fastrack Construction, and Philadelphia Property Management Corporation, will benefit the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and Comcast-Spectacor Foundation.


In addition to golfing with members of the Flyers and Alumni, guests can bid on many one-of-a-kind priceless items in the silent and live auctions, including a trip on Ed Snider’s private jet to attend an away Flyers game. Golf begins at 12:00 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. dinner and awards reception. Click here to view auction items.

Honorary Co-Chairs of the Tournament are Flyers Danny Briere, Scott Hartnell, and Kimmo Timonen. The Tournament is in memory of legendary Hall of Fame broadcaster, Gene Hart. Members of his family will present the winners with the Gene Hart Cup.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Fred Liedman at FLiedman@esyhf.org or by telephone at 215-952-5676.

The primary beneficiary of this year’s event is the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation; a 501 (c) (3) charity serving 2,500 inner-city children through its multi-faceted recreational and supplemental educational programs. The mission of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation is to use the sport of hockey to educate young people to succeed in the game of life.

Snider Hockey, largely through a personal commitment by Ed Snider, will contribute $6.5 million to match a grant from the Commonwealth’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. This unprecedented public/private partnership has resulted in a $13 million restoration project to preserve after-school, recreational, and supplemental educational activities for children, youth, and families in the City of Philadelphia.

The tournament also benefits Comcast-Spectacor Foundation, which is committed to improving the quality of life in Greater Philadelphia.  Since its inception, CSF has contributed nearly $23 million to deserving local charities.  If it matters to Philadelphia, it matters to Comcast-Spectacor.

Flyers founder Ed Snider created Snider Hockey in 2005 as a personal commitment to teach children important life lessons. The mission of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation is to build lives and unite communities.  It uses the sport of hockey to help educate young people to succeed in the game of life. Snider Hockey services are targeted for inner-city boys and girls who otherwise would not have the opportunity to learn to skate or to play ice hockey.  The program has rapidly grown to include over 2,500 participants in its sixth full season.
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