Any person, family, or business can throw a partner event for Comcast-Spectacor Charities (Flyers Charities, Global Spectrum Charities). These can range from donating a portion of sales from your business to simply collecting donations at an event. Here are some examples of partner events to benefit our cause:
Classic Cake in Cherry Hill, NJ has named Comcast-Spectacor Charities as their "charity of the month" for September 2012. A community celebration was held, highlighted by a visit from Flyers GM Paul Holmgren and his wife Doreen, an integral part of the Flyers Wives organization. Special Comcast-Spectacor cupcakes and a Flyers cake were created for the event. A portion of Classic Cake's sales from the charity cupcake (pictured on the right) for the entire month of September will be donated to Comcast-Spectacor Charities. Make sure to go pay them a visit at their Cherry Hill location (480 East Evesham Road) to support a great cause and get some delicious cupcakes too!
(left) Barry and Donna Kratchman with Doreen and Paul Holmgren
On February 25, 2012 the Fouracre family held a partner event in memory of their son, Danny, to benefit Flyers Charities. Avid Flyers fan Danny Fouracre was only 22 when he died in a car accident on June 30, 2011. Danny’s parents, Karen and Bruce Fouracre, along with Danny’s brother Devin, decided to do something to honor the memory of their son and brother. Danny’s love of the Philadelphia Flyers led the family to accept the invitation from John Lupo to have his annual Benefit Party be in Danny’s memory with all proceeds going to the Flyers Charities, a division of Comcast-Spectacor Charities.
The event in Danny’s memory was held at the Grog and Grill in Oaklyn, NJ (February 25). More than 400 people attended the benefit which featured exclusive raffle and auction items from friends and family, including autographed Flyers memorabilia. The event raised an astonishing $13,000 for Flyers Charities in memory of Danny. The Fouracre family was invited to the Flyers-Lightning game (March 26) where they presented Flyers Charities with the donation.
“All of these wonderful things were in Danny's memory and shows how many lives he touched the short time that he was with us,” said Danny’s mother, Karen. "He was truly a very special spirit and I believe he still is. Our son and brother's legacy continues in so many different ways which helps us get through each day since he was taken from us.”
“We were overwhelmed when Karen and Bruce told us how much they raised at the benefit,” said Mary Ann Saleski, Senior Vice President of Comcast-Spectacor Charities. "It’s a true testament to how much he was loved, and we are truly humbled by the generosity of their friends and family in his memory.”