Feb. 11, 2016: Flyers Alumni Launch Snider Hockey Initiative
On February 11, 2016, the Flyers Alumni presented a symbolic check to Scott Tharp, the president of Snider Hockey, who will be joined by student-athletes from Snider Hockey. The presentation took place at the Wells Fargo Center. The likes of Flyers President Paul Holmgren, Bernie Parent, Bill Clement, Bob “the Hound” Kelly, Brian Propp, Dave “the Hammer" Schultz, Joe Watson and Chris Therien were also on hand along with Marsh.
As part of an ambitious plan to greatly expand access to the game, Snider Hockey plans to construct new rinks in Germantown, Mantua and South Philadelphia. The organization expects to break ground on its next site in 2016.
In order to provide an assist to the Snider Hockey rink-building goal, the Alumni have pledged $2 million toward the construction of the rink. The new facility will be called the Edward M. Snider / Flyers Alumni Ice Rink.
“The Flyers Alumni would like to show our appreciation to Mr. Snider, who has made such a vast impact on our careers and lives, by making this pledge,” said Brad Marsh, who jointly serves as Flyers Alumni Association president and as the Flyers director of community development.
"We know that Snider Hockey is going to be his legacy, and we want to be a part of that, so that we can provide a future for the boys and girls of the Greater Philadelphia Region and carry out Mr. Snider’s mission. It is one way for us to simply say thank you.”