PHILADELPHIA FLYERS RELEASE FIRST-EVER COMMUNITY IMPACT REPORT DETAILING COMMITMENT TO LOCAL COMMUNITIESJuly 22nd, 2021
Over the last year, the Flyers donated more than $500k to businesses impacted by COVID, conducted a major, first-of-its-kind vaccination campaign, provided 2,000 meals to frontline workers, funded production of more than 1.5 million masks, rallied fans to support Oskar Lindblom and fund cancer research, and much more
PHILADELPHIA – Today, the Philadelphia Flyers released the first annual Community Impact Report, highlighting the incredible work from the Flyers organization and Flyers Charities to support local communities over the last year.
Click here to view the full 2020 Community Impact Report.
Amid public health and economic crises, the Flyers were more engaged in the community than ever. Over the last year, the Flyers and Flyers Charities:
- Awarded a half-million dollars in advertising assets to local businesses who were struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic;
- Donated $250,000 to Philabundance to help fight hunger in Philadelphia;
- Became the first NHL team and the first professional sports team in Pennsylvania to launch a wide-ranging vaccination campaign in coordination with Penn Medicine and the COVID-19 Black Doctors Consortium;
- Supported frontline workers with more than 2,000 meals, resources, and more;
- Rallied Flyers fans to raise $50,000 for a cancer research grant in honor of Oskar Lindblom – that research is now being conducted at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia;
- Launched a new youth ball hockey program to introduce hockey to kids throughout the region to the sport;
- And much more.
“This past year reinforced what we’ve always known: that our organization is much more than a hockey team. The Flyers are an important part of this city and the entire region, and we’re committed to giving back to the communities that have supported us year after year. We’re incredibly proud of the impact we were able to make during the pandemic, and we’re looking forward to doing even more in the years ahead.” – Valerie Camillo, President of Business Operations, Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center
“In the midst of a challenging year, we are extremely proud of our team and our fans for coming together to make such a significant impact on our local communities. This report highlights our continued commitment to the city of Philadelphia and our ability to come together when it matters most.” – Cindy Stutman, Executive Director, Flyers Charities
“This report shows the incredible impact that our organization can make on local communities, even during the toughest of times. From targeted programs to major partnerships, the Flyers and Flyers Charities were able to make a real impact on families and businesses throughout our region and reinforce that hockey and the Flyers are for everyone.” – Joe Meade, Vice President, Community Relations and Government Affairs
“You never need an excuse to run through the streets in a full Gritty get-up, but we gave it to people anyway, for charity.” – Gritty
MEDIA ASSETS: To view a video recap of the organization’s community programs and events, click here