It has become one of the most talked about expressions in the current race for the President of the United States. It has an entire nation talking. What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? It's the lipstick. The Philadelphia Flyers are asking hockey players or hockey moms themselves to submit their hockey mom poster to the team for a new online contest, as the team searches for the ultimate hockey mom in the Greater Philadelphia Region.
Hockey moms and players are encouraged to submit posters showing their hockey mom pride and their loyalty and dedication to the sport via the team's website, philadelphiaflyers.com
, by Wednesday, October 1. The team will award all hockey moms entered into the contest with a free "puck-er peach" lipstick and four tickets to a Philadelphia Phantoms game. The finalists will appear with their posters in front of the more than 19,000 Flyers faithful when the team opens their 2008-09 regular season at the Wachovia Center on Saturday, October 11, against the New York Rangers at 7 p.m. Throughout the game, fans and a panel of judges will select the ultimate hockey mom with a special in-game presentation to the winner and a salute to all hockey moms. The winning hockey mom will be able to bring her team to a future Flyers game.
“A hockey mom is a dedicated and committed parent of a hockey player. She is often found in a hockey rink at all hours of the day and night cheering on her child and proudly displaying her passion for the sport. The Flyers are very proud that the publicity is giving them the recognition they deserve,” said Flyers Chairman Ed Snider.
“We see this as a tremendous opportunity to highlight the hockey moms and have some fun along the way," said Flyers Senior Vice President of Business Operations Shawn Tilger. “With all of the buzz over lipstick separating a pit bull from a hockey mom, we are on a mission to find the ultimate hockey mom."
In addition to in-game recognition with her team, the ultimate hockey mom will receive a $500 gift certificate to David J. Witchell Salon and Spa/Insyte Cosmetics, a $500 gift certificate to the Wachovia Center’s Fan Gear store, a personalized Flyers jersey, four tickets to a Phantoms game, skating passes good for any of the four Flyers Skate Zone locations, and a $500 gas card -- a package ultimately totaling over $5,000. Second and third place finishers will receive a $500 gift card to be redeemed at Gear Zone, the hockey pro shop at all four Flyers Skate Zone locations.