Students Volunteer at Flyers' Wives Fight For Lives Carnival
Monday, March 11, 2002
By Rita Johanson
For the 6th consecutive year student athletes from Washington Township High School have volunteered their time and efforts to make a difference. These students spent a "off" Sunday working hard to man the snack room, pick up pucks, take shots and work, work, work at the Flyers' Wives Fight For Lives Carnival.
Members of the Washington Township High School Ice Hockey teams answered our call for H E L P! Their behind the scenes contribution to the success of the 2002 carnival was immeasurable and, very much appreciated. We could not have managed without them. They arrived at 11:30 to "tour" the building and map their routes. They worked tirelessly from 1:00 - 6:00 making deliveries to our staff, volunteers, players and their wives at the First Union Center. Some of the boys worked at a few of the game booths enabling our "older" volunteers to save their backs. There were also students from other school in South Jersey who were ready, willing and able to help us as well. The students did all the hard work!
Four of the boys were even in goal during the event to allow us to change the look of our Shot On Goal attraction. In the past our team goalies dressed and had the fans take shots at them. The boys "played goal" so that Roman Cechmanek, Brian Boucher, Neil Little and Maxime Ouellet could meet and greet their fans. They made our Shot-On-Goal a complete success.
The Flyers and their wives are proud of the support and enthusiasm of their fans ~ and we are more proud of the fact that this help has come at the hands of our future, our youth.
Our 26th carnival raised over $1.35 million. Over the years the Flyers' Wives Fight For Lives has raised over $15 million. The largest recipient of this funding has been The Isadore Brodsky Institute For Cancer and Blood Diseases at Hahnemann University. The Institute's Barry Ashbee Research Laboratories has carried out pioneering work on all types of cancers.
Still, we continue our commitment to making the Delaware Valley a better place to live by contributing to over 100 local charities. One partnership we are most proud of is the "Flyers' Wives Art Gallery" at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Flyers' Wives Fight for Lives and Comcast-Spectacor Foundation truly embrace the ideal of "making a difference".
Once again I can say Thank You for the invaluable help of this group of students! You should be proud of them, we are. Their parents, their school, their counselors and their coaches have done a tremendous job.
WITH TEAMWORK, WE ARE WINNING THE FIGHT FOR LIVES!
Hockey Players from Washington Township High School
Other Students from South Jersey
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