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Trip to Disney World Up For Grabs on Friday

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

By Al Cohen
Philadelphia Phantoms Correspondent

The Phantoms and AAA Mid-Atlantic will be giving away a trip to Disneyworld this Friday, Jan. 25. The trip for two adults and two children includes round-trip airfare on US Airways; four-day, three-night accommodations at a Disneyworld resort; and a four-day hopper pass to the Disneyworld parks. Fans can register by mailing an entry to the Phantoms by Jan. 25 or stopping by the AAA table on the concourse through the second intermission that night. Fans who are not attending the game can just fill out an entry form in the box office lobby of the First Union Spectrum that night too. The lucky winner will be announced during the third period. Also on Friday, the first 7,500 fans will receive a pack of AHL trading cards, and don't miss a special ceremony for Phantoms All-Stars Mark Greig, Neil Little and John Slaney.


It will be College Night on Wednesday, Jan. 30, as all area college students can attend the game for just $8. St. Joseph's University men's basketball team captain Bill Phillips will be dropping the opening puck. WMMR FM will be in Bullies Sports Bar & Restaurant giving away prizes, while everyone will receive a rally towel courtesy WMMR and GMC. Don't miss the 2001 Budweiser NBA Hoops Tour Pop-A-Shot contest in Bullies before the game too.

Saturday, Feb. 2 is Family Safety Night, as the first 5,000 children will receive a Fire Safety Multi-Media Packet courtesy of Toyota. DARE and EMTs will also have displays on the concourse, and check out fire engines from the Philadelphia and Washington Township Fire Departments outside the First Union Spectrum.


The first 4,500 kids (14 and under) in attendance on Sunday, Feb. 24 will receive a Jeremy Roenick bobblehead doll, courtesy of Toyota. It is the first official bobblehead doll featuring a Philadelphia Flyers player. Game time vs. the Norfolk Admirals is 5:05 p.m.


The Children's Miracle Network raised $4,000 at Sunday's Phantoms game during its second Helping Hands Auction. Each Phantoms player, as well as several top Flyers, made handprints with fingerpaints on a card and signed it. Fans then placed silent bids for the framed cards, with all proceeds going to the Children's Miracle Network. Flyers left wing John LeClair's card brought in the most money ($300), while Mark Greig topped all Phantoms cards with $225.


While many of the Flyers are going for the gold in Salt Lake City, satisfy your local hockey fix with five Philadelphia Phantoms games during the NHL Olympic break. The Phantoms Olympic Game Plan offers a ticket to all five games for $75 for adults, and $45 for children 14 and under. In addition, one limited edition Phlex bobblehead doll will be included in each package sold while supplies last.

The five games during the NHL Olympic break are Friday, Feb. 15 vs. Chicago; Sunday, Feb. 17 vs. Springfield; Monday, Feb. 18 vs. Houston; Friday, Feb. 22 vs. Milwaukee; and Sunday, Feb. 24 vs. Norfolk.


Forwards Mark Greig and Mike Lephart will be conducting a clinic for the Haverford Hawks youth hockey team at The Skatium in Havertown, Pa. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 6:20-8:40 p.m. Two more Phantoms will also be instructing the members of Polonia Bank Flyers Skate Zone at Northeast on Monday, Jan. 28 from 4:45-6:45 p.m. Phantoms Player Clinics are sponsored by Carrabba's Italian Grill.


The Phantoms have averaged 10,092 fans over the last six home games, including an AHL season-high crowd of 14,202 on Dec. 28 vs. Hershey. Philadelphia established its second-largest attendance figure on Sunday, when 13,329 people saw the Bears return for a showdown at the First Union Center.


The holidays might have passed, but Phantoms gift certificates are still a great idea for birthdays and anniversaries. Priced at $11 for adults and $8 for children, gift certificates can be redeemed for one ticket at any regular-season Phantoms home game in 2001-02. Call 215-465-4522 or log on to to place your order now.


The Phantoms Wives Charity Foundation, a division of the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation, is dedicating all fund-raising efforts this season to the Families of Freedom Scholarship Foundation. The scholarship fund provides educational assistance to financially needy children and spouses of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the Sept. 11 tragedies.

The first fund-raising event raised $37,500 during Turn Back the Clock Night on Nov. 18, as Phantoms players wore replica 1967 Flyers jerseys and then auctioned them off following the game. The second-annual player bachelor auction on Friday, Dec. 7 raised $2,545, as fans placed bids for the chance to go on a date with one of seven single Phantoms players. The Phantoms Wives' next event is Monday, Feb. 18, when the team will wear special red, white & blue jerseys to celebrate Presidents' Day and auction them off following the match.


College and high school students with valid student IDs can attend all Phantoms games on Wednesdays and Fridays this season for just $8.


Stick around after every Friday home game to hear the Delaware Valley's best and brightest bands perform live inside Bullies. The Blanko Brothers will be the featured entertainment on Friday, Jan. 25.


This year, the Phantoms have instituted a Designated Driver program at their games. It occurs during each weekday game. All fans are encouraged to sign up and agree not to drink alcoholic beverages during the duration of the night, and provide safe transportation for the other members of their group. Every designated driver receives free O'Doul's Non-Alcoholic Brew in Bullies, two free tickets to a future Phantoms game and has his/her name placed in a raffle to win a Phantoms Windshirt ($75 value). One windshirt is awarded at every Wednesday and Friday night game.


Tickets to all Phantoms home games are $12, $16 and $17 for adults, and $8 for all children 14 and under, and are available now at the First Union Center box office and all Ticketmaster locations throughout the Delaware Valley. Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling (215) 336-2000 or (856) 338-9000 or online at Contact the Phantoms office at 215-465-4522 for information on group discounts, birthday packages and the Family Four Pack.


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