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29th Annual Flyers Wives Fight for Live Carvival Set
For Sunday, March 26 at Wachovia Center, Tickets on Sale Monday, December 5
Thursday, December 1, 2005
By Jorge Palmieri
The 29th Annual Flyers Wives Fight For Lives Carnival will take place at the Wachovia Center on Sunday, March 26 from 1:30 until 6:30 p.m. This popular event is organized and produced by the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation, the charitable arm of Comcast-Spectacor.
The Wachovia Center will be transformed into professional sports largest fund-raiser, including photo booths and autograph sessions with Flyers players and alumni, shoot on goal, dunk tanks and other games of chance. Fans can also have their photograph taken with the Stanley Cup.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages two through 12 and can be purchased by contacting the Flyers Charities office at (215) 389-9426 during normal business hours, in person at the Flyers Box Office in the Wachovia Center or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>. Children under two years old do not need a ticket.
As the largest fundraising event of the year for the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation, fans can also bid on items through an online auction. Fans can also purchase mystery gift boxes, which could contain autographed jerseys, signed bobble head dolls or Flyers apparel.
In addition to the games and activities at the Carnival, fans can purchase a chance to win one of two raffles: 2006 Mercedes-Benz and a 2006 Harley-Davidson.
Comcast-Spectacor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor, is committed to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia Region through contributions, donations, player appearances and random gifts of kindness on behalf of the company's entities, which include the Philadelphia 76ers, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia Phantoms, the Wachovia Complex and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. Since its inception, the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation, which encompasses Sixers Charities, Flyers Charities and Phantoms Charities, has contributed more than $20 million to charity. Comcast-Spectacor is a member of the Comcast Family of Companies.
The particular focus of the Foundation has been on providing positive educational and recreational resources and activities for the region's youngsters and on raising funds for medical research and other important healthcare activities. Recent contributions include providing financial aid annually for 40 high school students to attend St. John Neumann/St. Maria Goretti High School in South Philadelphia, PA, sponsoring a Police Athletic League Center in the Germantown-section of Philadelphia, funding of tennis courts and donating rackets to youth at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Center, Penn Emergency Department and Trauma Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and providing significant funding to support Living Beyond Breast Cancer, to name just a few.