FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 28th, 2013
THE COMCAST NETWORK TO BROADCAST THE 36TH ANNUAL FLYERS WIVES FIGHT FOR LIVES CARNIVAL ON MARCH 3
PHILADELPHIA- (February 28, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network are proud to be the broadcast partners of the 36th Annual Flyers Wives Carnival, coming to the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, March 3. The Comcast Network will air the Carnival live from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. with Flyers broadcasters Steve Coates, Jim Jackson and Bill Clement bringing viewers the action.
The 36th Annual Flyers Wives Carnival will replay on Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet and at 9 p.m. on The Comcast Network. The Carnival will also be available on Xfinity! ON DEMAND beginning Monday, March 4.
Carnival tickets, as low as $15, are available now exclusively through ComcastTIX at 1-800-298-4200, online at ComcastTIX.com, in person at the Wells Fargo Center box office, or available at the door. For more information on the Carnival visit FlyersCarnival.com.
In addition to the Flyers broadcasters, Comcast SportsNet’s Flyers beat reporter Lisa Hillary, Flyers Pre and Postgame Live analyst Al Morganti, radio announcers Tim Saunders and Chris Therien, and Flyers anthemist Lauren Hart will bring to life the sights and sounds of the Carnival including interviews with players, management, alumni and fans.
The Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival is a genuine family affair that involves the participation of the Flyers’ players, management, staff, alumni and their families. The first Carnival was held February 1, 1977. Later that year, one of the Flyers’ own, Barry Ashbee, died of leukemia. With his death came a truly heartfelt focus to the Flyers Wives Carnival. The Flyers Wives Carnival offers families a fun-filled afternoon at a very reasonable price, all for a good cause.
Since its inception Comcast-Spectacor Charities, which encompasses Flyers Charities and Global Spectrum Charities, has contributed $25 million to charity. The funds raised from the Flyers Wives Carnival and other initiatives of Comcast-Spectacor Charities help support hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region, including the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. Comcast-Spectacor Charities prides itself on helping support not just one but a multitude of worthy non-profit organizations that benefit everything from important health care initiatives such as heart health and stroke and cancer awareness to various youth recreation programs.
Fans have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with their favorite Flyers players, play state of the art games and activities, such as Wii Mario Kart (on a 16-foot inflatable movie screen), Playstation NHL 13, and Wii U Nintendo Land Mario Chase! Favorites include Shot-on-Goal (take a shot on a Flyers Goalie), Shooter Tutor, Carnival games, Dunk Tank, Alumni Alley, and inflatables such as the Giant Slide! Additionally, fans can visit the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame Trophy display featuring the Conn Smythe, Hart, and Vezina Trophies!
Fans can also purchase raffle tickets to win prizes, including a new 2013 Toyota Camry LE, courtesy of Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association, and a 2013 Harley Davidson Iron 883, autographed by members of the Flyers Alumni such as Bob Clarke, Eric Lindros, and Bernie Parent, as well as Flyers Head Coach Peter Laviolette and the entire coaching staff! Raffle tickets are only $20 and available at FlyersCarnival.com or at the Flyers Charities kiosk during Flyers home games.
The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet are proud media sponsors of the Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival.
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