Flyers Alumnus and current analyst for NBC Sports Network's NHL coverage Jeremy Roenick will skate with over 50 boys and girls from the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and assist with drills during a practice session on Thursday, November 29th.
The practice will take place at the Flyers Skate Zone in Pennsauken, NJ at 4:00pm. Roenick is in town promoting his new book entitled J.R.: My Life as the Most Outspoken, Fearless, and Hard-Hitting Man in Hockey.
Flyers founder Ed Snider created Snider Hockey in 2005 as a personal commitment to teach children important life lessons. The mission of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation is to build lives and unite communities. It uses the sport of hockey to help educate young people to succeed in the game of life. Snider Hockey services are targeted for inner-city boys and girls who otherwise would not have the opportunity to learn to skate or to play ice hockey.
In a unique partnership with the City of Philadelphia, Snider Hockey recently renovated four city rinks that have been completely reconstructed and fully enclosed making them year-round operational to provide over 35,000 hours of quality year-round after school programming for the boys and girls of these inner-city neighborhoods. The program has rapidly grown to include over 3,000 students.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012