BECOME MY "IDES OF MARSH" TEAMMATE
Thank you so much for your interest in the Flyers Charity Classic on July 16, 2017. It is going to be a magnificent event to get active, see the city of Philadelphia and, most of all, raise funds for a worthy cause.
Since my retirement from the NHL, I have been very active in cycling. I have found the best way to see the sights is from ground level. In fact, I rode my bike across Canada a few years ago, and I will say I have never had a better view of that great country.
The Flyers Charity Classic provides a unique opportunity for participants to see Philadelphia's landmarks, enjoy the city's great cycling and running routes, and have fun with family and friends. In fact, what is most unique about this race is the opportunity for friends and family to enter different race distances and still be on the same team.
I would like to personally invite you to join my team – the Ides of Marsh – for this event. I'd love to see my friends and family of all ages join the team in any of the four events. There are two different ways you can help our team:
1) Sign up and participate in the Charity Classic as an Ides of Marsh teammate. There are four different events. You can choose any of the four. Participants are encouraged to fundraise – there are fabulous incentives for doing so – but it is not required.
2) Make a donation to the Ides of Marsh team or donate in my name individually. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
The Ides of Marsh team will include members of my family as well as some fellow Flyers Alumni. We’d love for you to join us, too.
Toyota Flyers Charity Classic
Join the Toyota Flyers for a new Philadelphia-wide event this July, the Toyota Flyers Charity Classic! Hit the street on feet or bike and stay active this summer as families, athletes, and Flyers fans of all ages ride, walk, or run down Broad Street and beyond.
Participants can choose to take part in one of four different events:
· 5K Walk/Run - Runners and walkers will start at the Wells Fargo Center complex and run through the scenic Navy Yard, returning to the Wells Fargo Center to cross the finish line.
· 10-Mile Family Bike Ride - Riders will begin by biking from the Wells Fargo Center complex to Broad Street, cycling up to and around City Hall before passing by Logan Square and the Philadelphia Museum of Art along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Bikers will then ride along the Schuylkill River Trail until they hit South Street, eventually returning to Broad Street, en route to the Wells Fargo Center.
· 50K Bike Ride - Cyclists will start their ride at the Wells Fargo Center complex and travel north on Broad Street to and around City Hall, passing Logan Square and the Philadelphia Museum of Art as they continue down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Cyclists will then continue the ride on Martin Luther King Drive until they hit Fairmount Park and pedal towards Bala Cynwyd before reaching the halfway point at West Mill Creek Park. On the way back to South Philadelphia, riders will travel alongside the Schuylkill River via Main Street in Manayunk, Martin Luther King Drive, and the Schuylkill River Trail, until they turn on South Street, finally returning to the Wells Fargo Center.
· 100K Bike Ride - Participants will pedal out of the Wells Fargo Center complex and hit Broad Street, traveling north to and around City Hall, before riding down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to pass the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Riders will then continue along Martin Luther King Drive before cutting through Fairmount Park. From there, the route will lead out to Malvern before looping back around past Villanova and across the Schuylkill River into Manayunk. Crossing back over the river at Kelly Drive, participants will follow the Schuylkill all the way to South Street, ultimately returning to Broad Street to make their return to the Wells Fargo Center.
Funds raised from the Toyota Flyers Charity Classic will benefit Flyers Charities and the Flyers Alumni Association. Both organizations support a multitude of worthy non-profits across the Greater Philadelphia Region.
Entry fees vary by course, with the 5K Walk/Run at $50 per person, 10 mile Family Bike Ride at $50 per person or $100 for a family of four (children under 16), and both the 50K and 100K bike rides at the early bird rate of $100 per cyclist, through May 31st.
Individual Fundraising Incentives
$50 – Flyers Ball Cap
$200 – pair of upper of level tickets to a Philadelphia Flyers hockey game for the 2017/18 season + a Flyers Ball Cap
$400 – pair of lower level tickets to a Philadelphia Flyers hockey game for the 2017/18 season + Flyers Ball cap
$1,000 – pair of Flyers tickets in the Alumni Party Suite, a Flyers jersey autographed by the Flyers Alumni + Flyers Ball Cap
*tickets will be for a mutually agreed upon Philadelphia Flyers home game in October of the 2018/19 hockey season.
Team Fundraising Incentives
The Toyota Flyer Charity Classic committee would like to thank your team for their fundraising efforts! To show our appreciation, we are offering to make a donation to the charity of your choice (at the levels described below), providing it is a registered 501 (c)(3), in the Greater Philadelphia Region and within our mission of supporting healthcare, education and youth organizations. Thank you again for your contribution and enjoy the event!
Your Team Raises Flyers Charities Donates to your Charity
$ 5,000 $ 500
For over 40 years, Flyers Charities has raised more than $30 million to support a multitude of worthy non-profit organizations across the Greater Philadelphia Region that provide educational and recreational resources to underserved youth, engage important medical and healthcare research, and positively influence the community. These organizations include the Center for Autism, the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Liberty USO, Mission Kids, PAWS, Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia, and Simon’s Fund.
Founded in 1984 as the Philadelphia Legends, the non-profit Flyers Alumni Association has raised approximately $14 million for a variety of charitable, civic, educational, and other worthy causes that directly benefit those in need throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area, including St. John's Hospice, Ronald McDonald House Southern New Jersey, March of Dimes, and Junior Achievement of Delaware. In 2016, the Flyers Alumni announced a new initiative to honor the late Ed Snider by building a new community ice rink. Working together with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, the Alumni have pledged to raise $2 million toward the construction and completion of what will be called the Edward M. Snider Ice Rink.