On Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas, Brad Marsh and Bob “the Hound” Kelly presented a $5,000 check to the My Biggest Fan Foundation. Current Flyers winger Zack MacEwen, who created the foundation to honor the memory of his late father, Craig MacEwen, was on hand for the presentation.
One of the traditions that has developed within 12 Days has been to devote one day to supporting a charity operated by a current or Alum Flyers player. Last year, for example, the Alumni made a donation to Tim Kerr Charities. This year, the Alumni selected Mac’s charity.
The My Biggest Fan Foundation provides financial support to hockey families in need; honoring the sacrifices and devotion Craig MacEwen provided to his own sons to enable them to play the sport they loved. The foundation provides:
Scholarships for hockey schools, post-secondary education, and camps.
Financial support for hockey registrations and tournaments.
Equipment for players in need of support.
MBFF has worked with families across Canada. The main area of focus is MacEwen’s native Prince Edward Island, along with other regions where he played during his formative years in the game including Amherst, Nova Scotia, Moncton, New Brunswick, and Gatineau, Quebec.
“We wanted to show our support for ‘My Biggest Fan’ because hockey families are the backbone of our sport. Zack came up with a heartfelt way to help other families as a way of honoring the memory of his dad. It’s important for all of us Alumni to recognize the role our own families played to make it possible for us to play. It’s our pleasure to help Zack pay it forward,” Marsh said.