A highlight of every NHL season is the annual Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival, now in its 31st year, with the next one scheduled noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Wachovia Center.
Since its inception, Flyers' charities have raised more than $20 million to benefit the Barry Ashbee Research Laboratories at Hahnemann University Hospital, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Living Beyond Breast Cancer and United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia, among others.
Tickets to the carnival are $37 with two-hour early admission starting at noon or general admission for $20 for adults and $15 for ages 12 and younger with entry starting at 2 p.m.
Tickets for photographs ($27) and autographs ($22) from players including Simon Gagne, Danny Briere, Mike Knuble, Kimmo Timonen, Scott Hartnell and Scottie Upshall also are available. Other players will be available for photos and autographs on a first come-first serve basis, including Flyers, Phantoms and alumni.
For $17, spectators can test their abilities against a Flyers or Phantom goalie. The ticket includes an autographed certificate.
For tickets, call 800-298-4200 or visit www.comcasttix.com. For more information, visit www.comcastspectacorfoundation.org/4400/Carnival.asp.
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