Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko and Flyers Alumni Bob "Hound" Kelly instructed a Philadelphia Flyers Hooked on Hockey Clinic at Paley PAL (Police Athletic League) Center in the Germantown-section of Philadelphia on April 24, 2013. Luukko will receive the prestigious PAL Award on May 8 in recognition of his commitment to community initiatives. The event also included an unveiling of the most recent renovations to the center, including plumbing upgrades and other amenities, which were done with the help of a donation from Comcast-Spectacor Charities.
In an effort to help those affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston, the Philadelphia Flyers and Comcast-Spectacor Charities honored both victims and courageous first responders during the Flyers vs. Bruins game on April 23, 2013. A donation was made to The One Fund Boston from the Flyers Charities 50/50 Raffle, as well as an online game-used and signed jersey auction. The charitable portion of the 50/50 Raffle given to One Fund Boston was $42,798, half of the largest jackpot in U.S. history. Special edition game-worn Flyers jerseys with Boston Strong patches sewn on were also auctioned off online. The total amount donated to One Fund Boston from the 50/50 Raffle and online jersey auction was over $66,000.
In Flyers Charities’ second year of its Building Hope for Kids initiative, Flyers Wives and Michael’s Way unveiled their newest home makeover on April 21 in Northeast Philadelphia for a 17-year-old boy named Christopher. Michael’s Way and Flyers Wives partnered together to work with social workers at various children’s hospitals to help identify a chronically ill child from a family in need to make renovations to the home. The Flyers Wives worked over many months to create a comfortable and fun living space for Christopher and his family, which included a car garage-themed bedroom and a complete renovation of their home.