The Philadelphia Flyers have will honor their founder Ed Snider on Sunday.
Snider, who would have turned 90 yesterday, was the architect and backbone behind the Flyers organization since its inception in 1967.
On Sunday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs come to town, the Flyers will honor Snider’s legacy. A legacy that will focus on Snider’s foundation – Ed Snider Youth Hockey & Education.
Sunday will be Ed Snider Youth Hockey & Education Night.
During Sunday’s game, the Flyers will have several honors, both on and off the ice, showcasing Snider’s legacy & foundation.
Pregame, during warmups, the Flyers will wear Ed Snider Youth Hockey jerseys. Which will be auctioned off to support and benefit Snider’s successful hockey & education foundation.
In addition to the Flyers wearing the Ed Snider Youth Hockey jerseys, students of the program will be on the bench to take in warmups.
Jasmine Martinez, who announced the Flyers 5th overall pick in the 2022 draft, and Victoria Maloney will bang the drum before puck drop. Both Martinez and Maloney are recent graduates of Neumann University where they attended on the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and Goals & Assists scholarship.
Video tributes will also be shown during the game.
Other than his beloved Flyers, Snider’s other pride and joy was his foundation. Which Snider started to unite communities and assure Philadelphia inner-city children a chance to succeed.
Since its inception in 2005, the Ed Snider Youth Hockey & Education foundation has helped thousands of children achieve dreams that may not have been possible.
In 2021, more than 3000-students were apart of the program and 171-scholarships were awarded on behalf of the foundation.
If you would like to learn more about the foundation, please visit SniderHockey.org
PHOTO CREDIT: ELIZABETH ROBERTSON – MCT – ZUMA PRESS