The Flyers, Flyers Alumni and United Heroes League have teamed up this holiday season to provide hockey equipment to local children of U.S. service members impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the initiative, the Flyers and United Heroes League invited the families of seven youth hockey players to Pure Hockey in North Wales, PA to take part in a private fitting.

At no cost to their families, the players will be outfitted head-to-toe with complete hockey gear including skates, helmet, gloves, pants, shoulder pads and shin pads. All of the youth hockey players at this private fitting will also receive a gift bag of Flyers goodies.

Flyers Alumni Bob “the Hound” Kelly and Brad Marsh were on hand to help the kids select properly fitting gear.

In total, the special program created by the Flyers and United Heroes League will provide 90 local youth hockey players with free head-to-toe equipment this holiday season.

The Flyers Alumni have done events with the kids of the United Hero League in each of the last three years. Last year, the Flyers Alumni Association selected United Heroes League as one of the recipients of our 12 Days of Christmas Season giving program. The donation was made toward a fundraiser that former Lehigh Valley Phantoms forward Kurtis Gabriel created on behalf of the United Heroes League.