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Flyers Charities helps over 100 charities within the Greater Philadelphia Region

by @FlyersCharities

Someone once said "Focus on making things better…not bigger." That advice can by adopted in many different facets of one's life.

The Philadelphia Flyers hockey team is one of the most storied franchises in the National Hockey League. That moniker began because of the players' performance on the ice but quickly grew because of the organization's reputation off the ice as well.

In 1977, Flyers Charities was formed to help one of their own. A teammate, Barry Ashbee, was diagnosed with leukemia and the players, wives, management and staff rallied together and came up with a fundraising idea to help offset medical costs. The Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival was born! Proceeds from the first Carnival went to help research efforts for cancer and blood disease at Hahnemann University Hospital. From that first event, 40 carnivals ago, grew countless events to raise monies for Flyers Charities. Over the years, the list of beneficiaries expanded as well. Today, Flyers Charities helps over 100 charities within the Greater Philadelphia Region. 

Charities such as the Center for Autism, AFS Kicks for Cancer, the Larc School, PAWS, Mission Kids, Share the Care for ALS, and many, many more benefit from the generosity of thousands of Flyers fans who unabashedly support everything Flyers Charities offers. From the Carnival to the 50/50 raffle, to the online auctions, to one-off events and fundraising opportunities, Flyers fans are always our biggest assist in scoring a goal for charity!

On this Giving Tuesday, we ask that you consider Flyers Charities in your list of beneficiaries. By helping us, you not only help one cause or one organization, you help hundreds. Your causes are our causes and all of us within the Philadelphia Flyers family thank you for your compassion and support!

For more ways to donate to Flyers Charities and to learn how you can join Flyers Charities in their #GivingTuesday campaign head HERE or donate HERE.

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