Flyers Prospects Kevin Marshall, Kyle Mountain and Marcel Noebels were the official winners of the 2011 Trial on the Isle competition.
A day full of ‘fun in the sun’, a softball game, autographs and meet & greets certainly gave Flyers fans from all over, but particularly in Stone Harbor N.J. something to experience and get excited about for the upcoming 2011-12 season.
But the real winners of such an important day are the American Legion - Post 331 on the Island. They will receive a check for $5,000 raised during the event.
“The check presentation came about with the help of the Comcast-Spectacor Charities,” said Jim McCrossin, who is the Flyers Athletic Trainer/Strength & Conditioning Coach.
“It’s going to go to a great cause here because we have a lot of men and women who are veterans in the Pine Barrens that need help. Hopefully this [donation] will be just a small contribution to helping them get back into mainstream USA. I think that’s the least we can do.”
On behalf of Flyers charities, members of the Philadelphia Flyers in attendance for the check presentation were (from left to right): Flyers prospects Brandon Manning, Tom Sestito
and Harry Zolnierczyk, forward Ian Laperriere
, Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters, Jim McCrossin and his wife Robyn, American Legion Post 331 members Al Carusi and Kevin Coyle and Flyers prospect Tyler Brown
Comcast-Spectacor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor, is committed to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia Region through contributions, donations, player appearances and random gifts of kindness on behalf of the company’s entities, which include the the Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia 76ers, the Wells Fargo Complex & Global Spectrum. Since its inception the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation, which encompasses Flyers Charities, Sixers Charities and Global Spectrum Charities, has contributed nearly $23 million to charity. Comcast-Spectacor is a member of the Comcast Family of Companies.
The principal focus of the Foundation is to support non-profit organizations that provide educational and recreational resources to underserved youth and to causes that engage in medical research and other important healthcare initiatives.