Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Flyers Salute Philly Police And PAL

The Philadelphia Flyers will honor the Philadelphia Police Department and the Police Athletic League (PAL) as part of their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, December 19 at 7 p.m.

This special theme night will begin with the Flyers wearing the Philadelphia Police Department crest on the right chest of their home sweaters worn during pre-game warm-ups. The entire roster of jerseys will be available for auction at MeiGray.com, the official game-worn jersey source of the Flyers, on Friday, December 20, with proceeds benefitting Flyers Charities.

The Philadelphia Police Honor Guard Unit will present the colors on-ice during Lauren Hart’s performance of the National Anthem.

In addition, fans can learn more about PAL or register to volunteer or to make a donation to support PAL on the concourse at Thursday’s game.

Youth participants from PAL locations in the Philadelphia area will be the night’s special guests in Flyers Captain Claude Giroux’s “Giroux’s Crew” suite, and receive autographed photos of Giroux. The children will take part in a pre-game behind-the-scenes tour of the Wells Fargo Center and meet National Hockey League officials.

The Flyers will honor Philadelphia Police Officer Ernest Pollard as the “Virtua Community Teammate” for his years of service and dedication to the development of the Paley PAL Center, a center sponsored by the Flyers parent company, Comcast-Spectacor. Pollard will be presented with a personalized Flyers jersey in recognition of his services from Flyers Ambassador of Hockey Bob “The Hound” Kelly.

PAL is a long-standing partner of Comcast-Spectacor Charities.

For official Philadelphia Flyers information, please visit the team website, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com.

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The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia (PAL) helps girls and boys develop self-esteem and ambition through a broad array of educational, athletic and cultural activities in a safe and fun environment. Established in 1947, PAL is a citywide network of youth development centers serving thousands of youngsters, ages 6-18. All programs and activities are free and supervised by on-duty Philadelphia Police Officers. PAL is “Cops Helping Kids” – a non-profit organization with generous support from the business community, foundations and individuals.

Since its inception Comcast-Spectacor Charities, which encompasses Flyers Charities and Global Spectrum Charities, has contributed over $25 million to charity. The funds raised from the annual Flyers Wives Carnival and other initiatives of Comcast-Spectacor Charities help support hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region, including the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. Comcast-Spectacor Charities prides itself on helping support not just one but a multitude of worthy non-profit organizations that benefit everything from important health care initiatives such as heart health and stroke and cancer awareness to various youth recreation programs and plenty more. If it matters in your community, it’s important to Comcast-Spectacor! For more information on Flyers Charities, please visit ComcastSpectacorCharities.org.

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