Flyers Fans, Alumni to Gather for Ed Snider Memorial Celebration

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. [[375272191, C]]

Snider, who also once owned the Philadelphia 76ers, lost his battle with cancer on April 11. He was 83. [[375367741, C]]

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