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Event Spotlight:
Limited Number Of Tickets Remain For The Flyers' Wives 26th Annual Carnival

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

By Joe Klueg
Philadelphia Flyers Correspondent

A limited number of tickets remain for the 26th Annual Flyers' Wives Fight for Lives Carnival on Sunday, March 3, 2002; from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12 and can be purchased by calling the Carnival Office, Monday through Friday during regular business hours, at (215) 389-9426 or in person at the Flyers Box Office in the First Union Center. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door the day of the Carnival.

The Flyers' Wives will be transforming the First Union Center into professional sports' largest fund-raiser for the 26th Carnival. This year's edition will feature state of the art games and activities, the opportunity of having your picture taken with a player, taking a shot on goal and meeting your favorite goalie, and dipping a player in the dunk tank, along with many other exciting activities.

In addition to the games and activities at the Carnival, fans can purchase a chance to win one, or both, of two raffles. The Flyers' Wives will be raffling off a 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan, donated by the Delaware Valley authorized Mercedes-Benz dealers, at $100 a chance and a 2002 custom Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, donated by Mills Harley-Davidson in Burlington, New Jersey, for $20 a chance.

The telethon portion of the Carnival will be televised live by UPN-57 WPSG-TV from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a taped replay being shown on Comcast SportsNet from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. SportsRadio 610 WIP will be broadcasting live from the First Union Center from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation can call 1-866-619-9777 the day of the Carnival (Sunday, March 3).

There is also a small quantity of the limited edition (300) lithograph, "Now and Then" by artist Samantha Wendell, available for purchase at $250 for each of the first 250 sold and $275 for each of the remaining 50 prints. This lithograph features Hockey Hall of Fame members Bob Clarke, Bernie Parent and Bill Barber and current Flyers Jeremy Roenick, Keith Primeau and John LeClair and is signed by the artist and by each player. A limited number of artists proofs, framed and signed in gold, are available for purchase at $1,000. In addition, lithographs from the 2000 Carnival ("The Pinnacle") and the 2001 Carnival ("Leading The Way") are still available for purchase. For more information on the lithographs, please contact the Carnival Office at (215) 389-9426.

Net proceeds from the Carnival benefit the Barry Ashbee Research Laboratories at the Isadore Brodsky Institute for Cancer and Blood Diseases, the Flyers' Wives Fight For Lives Children's Art Gallery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and over 100 other Delaware Valley Charities. Funds raised over the previous 25 Carnivals totals over $14 million dollars.

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