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Flyers Fans, Alumni to Gather for Ed Snider Memorial Celebration

Remembering Ed Snider

NBC10’s John Clark reports on the ceremony honoring the life of the Philadelphia Flyers’ owner Ed Snider. (Published Friday, April 22, 2016)

The Philadelphia Flyers invited fans to the Wells Fargo Center Thursday afternoon to join players and alumni for a tribute to chairman and founder Ed Snider.

“A Celebration of Ed’s Life” is free and open to the public. The Flyers will open the Wells Fargo Center – a building Mr. Snider helped build – at 11:30 a.m. with the ceremony to begin at 1 p.m. Thursday.

“Father of the Philadelphia Flyers hockey club, family man, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mr. Snider was a true visionary in the sports and entertainment industry, and a towering figure in the City of Philadelphia for more than 50 years,” said a post on the Flyers website. Remembering Ed SniderRemembering Ed Snider

Snider, who also once owned the Philadelphia 76ers, lost his battle with cancer on April 11. He was 83. Flyers Remember Chairman Ed SniderFlyers Remember Chairman Ed Snider

Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux and forward Wayne Simmonds know what owner and founder Ed Snider meant to the Flyers organization and the city of Philadelphia. Snider died Monday at 83 years old.
(Published Tuesday, April 12, 2016)