Ed Snider: Taking A Flyer On Inner-City Hockey.

December 19th, 2009 by Phil Andrews Leave a reply »

The 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Hockey Classic between the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins at Fenway Park is just a few weeks away and yet for a group or aspiring inner city hockey players, those few weeks must feel like a lifetime.

Back in 2005, Flyers owner Ed Snider created the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation (ESYHF) as a personal commitment to teach children important life lessons. The Foundation uses the sport of ice hockey as its “hook” to bring a diverse population of children together, enabling them to enjoy a top-notch sports experience coupled with an array of educational activities and character development. The program has rapidly grown to include over 2,500 participants in just its fourth full season.

The mission of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation is to use the sport of hockey to help young people succeed in the game of life. The program incorporates on-ice and off-ice activities, stressing citizenship, academics, and life skills. ESYHF services are targeted for boys and girl ...

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