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 and 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. 
 

A Primary Assist to Ful-FILL a Promise

The Flyers Alumni Association expresses its gratitude to our 2018 Toyota Flyers Charity Classic partner, David and Fill Financial, Inc., in helping us toward fulfilling our pledge to financially assist the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation in building a new rink in the Delaware Valley for use by the Snider Hockey kids.

 

Teammates in Wellness

The 2018 Toyota Charity Classic is an event geared to offer something for everyone, regardless of attendees age, fitness levels or special needs. As part of the event, there will be sensory-friendly additions to the Fan Fest experience that are designed for the needs of attendees who have been diagnosed along the autism spectrum.
 

Floyd Landis Joins Ides of Marsh

 
 
 
There is a friendly competition of sorts within the 2018 Toyota Flyers Charity Classic, where participants will ride, walk or run to raise money for a variety of charitable causes supported by the Flyers Charities and the Flyers Alumni Association. Come July 15, the cyclists aim to outnumber the runners/walkers and vice versa.