Flyers Alumni History

Flyers chairman Ed Snider brought hockey back to Philadelphia in 1967 and a love affair between city and team was born. One of six expansion teams, the Flyers not only won their division in their first season, but eventually became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup in 1974.

The Flyers Alumni Association (a 501(c)(3) organization) was originally named the Philadelphia Legends. The Association was created in 1984 and continues to grow with membership consisting of national and global former Philadelphia Flyers players.  The Alumni can be found playing games around the world and participating in other charitable projects throughout the year. 

 

Through the years, the Flyers Alumni Association has maintained a tradition of giving back to the Delaware Valley community. Charities and community organizations that have been supported in the past include St. John's Hospice, Ronald McDonald House, March of Dimes South Jersey and Junior Achievement of Delaware.

 

FLYERS ALUMNI EXECUTIVE BOARD

President: Brad Marsh
Board: Brian Boucher, Todd Fedoruk, Paul Holmgren, Bob Kelly, Brian Propp, Don Saleski

 

 

 

 

Toyota Flyers Charity Classic: $23,810.71 Raised

Thank you to the 1,500-plus participants, dozens of sponsors and 372 donors for the 2017 Toyota Flyers Charity Classic.  We raised $23,810.71 in online donations in the names of participating teams and individuals. All proceeds raised by Flyers Alumni participants will go to help Snider Hockey build the future Edward M. Snider Flyers Alumni Rink.

By popular demand, the bicycle jerseys and shorts as sported at the event are still available for purchase, both in men's and women's sizes. For more information, click here.

 

 

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2017 Alumni Golf Invitational

Thank you all participating Flyers Alumni, sponsors and registrants at the 2017 Flyers Alumni Golf Invitational. The event took place at Dupont Country Club in Wilmington, DE. Proceeds will benefit BLOCS, Flyers Charities and the Flyers Alumni Association. 

 

 

2017 Alumni Fantasy Camp: Sold Out

Registration has been filled for the 2017 Flyers Alumni Fantasy Camp in Atlantic City, NJ. Each of the first three editions of this eagerly anticipated annual event also sold out, and the spots for this year's camp (Aug. 18- 21) filled up quickly. All proceeds from Fantasy Camp benefit the charities and community programs supported by the Flyers Alumni Association and Flyers Charities. 

 

 

Alumni Assist St. Francis Inn With Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

St. Francis 2Continuing what has become an annual tradition of helping the less fortunate over the holidays, members of the Flyers Alumni Association traveled to St Francis Inn in Kensington on Nov. 24 to drop off a truckload of food to assist the organization for Thanksgiving. The Alumni and volunteers loaded up the truck at Sysco Foods in South Philadelphia and then delivered it to St. Francis Inn.

 
"We are glad to do it each year," said Flyers ambassador Bob Kelly. "It's always been part of the spirit of the Flyers and the Flyers Alumni to help others out, especially during the holidays, which can be a tough time of year for some people."

St. Francis 1The 2014 drive marked the ninth consecutive year the Alumni have participated in the program. In addition Kelly, participating Alumni this year included Todd Fedoruk, Brian Boucher, Bernie Parent and other volunteers. 
 
St. Francis Inn is located at 2441 Kensington Avenue in Philadelphia, PA. The Inn has been serving meals to local individuals and families in St. Francis 3 need every day for over 30 years.  In addition to the food donation, the organization will gladly accept donations of blankets, coats, hats, gloves and other cold-weather necessities. For more information, call (215) 424-5845.

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