Forbes Kennedy Honored in PEI

 

A PEI legend, early expansion era Flyers fan favorite tough guy Forbes Kennedy was born August 18, 1935 in Dorchester, New Brunswick and raised in Prince Edward Island (PEI). Bud Poile, the Philadelphia Flyers' first general manager, was already familiar with Kennedy at the time the new NHL team selected the forward from the Boston Bruins with the 87th overall pick of the 1967 Expansion Draft.

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Flyers Alumni Assist St. Francis Inn

 

Every year during the holiday season, the Flyers Alumni Association has a tradition of having its members deliver Thanksgiving foods to St. Francis Inn to serve to the less fortunate, and to personally serve food to the homeless at St. John's Hospice as well as assisting CityTeam Chester in their annual holiday toy program for impoverished families. 

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Ride with Brad to Support Ride Hard Breathe Easy

 

November is national Lung Cancer Awareness Month as well as the National Hockey League's Hockey Fights Cancer Month. In order to raise funds for the Ride Hard Breathe Easy campaign to help someday find a cure for lung cancer, SAP's John Matthews has forged the Ride Hard Breathe Easy Challenge throughout the month of November. 

 

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A Great 2017-18, Big Things Ahead in 2018-19

 
The 2017-18 year seemed to fly by very quickly. That's a good thing! It was a busy year for the Flyers Alumni Association, and 2018-19 will be even busier. We have our usual slate of events planned, plus some new things that we are working to add. We define success by three key elements.
 
1) Fundraising: How well are we supporting our beneficiaries? How does it compare to recent years? 
 
2) Participation and engagement: For the long-term success of our organization, it is vital to have not just older Alumni active but also to get younger Alumni engaged not just in occasional participation in our signature events but also within the Delaware Valley community as leaders for the future.
 
3) Public awareness: The Alumni do not seek publicity for our work, per se, but the more public attention that our activities receive (whether our fundraising events, community work or hockey games in small and large venues), the more likely the financial side and Alumni engagement sides are to remain strong.
 
I am proud to say that we have been trending in positive directions in all three areas in recent years. That continued over the past year. Following are just some of the highlights of what the Alumni have been up to, off the ice and on the ice. 
 
BRAD MARSH
Flyers Alumni Association President
 
 

Flyers Affiliate 'Powers' Way to Powercup Championship

 
Philadelphia Flyers PowerPlay Hockey, the power wheelchair hockey affiliate of the Flyers' National Hockey League organization, recently won the 2018 Powerhockey Cup championship. The team defeated the Michigan Mustangs, 11-4, on July 18, to capture the Cup. Held every two years, the Powerhockey Cup features power wheelchair hockey teams from across the United States and Canada.