Social Responsibility and Fun: The Flyers’ Wives Carnival

For almost 20 years I have heard about the Flyers’ Wives Carnival. It is an annual event here in Philadelphia run by the wives (and significant others) of the city’s beloved Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team. My friends have memories of going as a kid and love being able to make the same memories with their own kids so many years later.

Flyers fans are a die-hard bunch, standing by their team through thick and thin. This annual carnival, a day when both the players and the fans get a chance to give back, only strengthens that bond between the city and its team.

Ever since its inception in 1977, the Flyers’ Wives Carnival has become one of the oldest and most successful one-day charity events hosted by a professional sports franchise. Fans have the opportunity to meet Flyers players and even play games against players. There is a Shot on Goal, a Dunk Tank and other family fun activities such as an opportunity to tour the Wells Fargo Center press box.

Members of Flyers Alumni will also be at the carnival in the Mezzanine Level throughout the day, and you can visit them at the autograph booth. This year, the 1973-74 and 1974-75 Flyers teams will be in attendance in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of winning the Stanley Cup.

Proceeds from the day benefit several area non-profit organizations which focus on healthcare initiatives to youth recreation programs and more. The funds raised during the annual Flyers’ Wives Carnival and other Comcast-Spectacor Charities fundraising events, which together have donated more than $25 million to charity to date.

The 37th Annual Flyers’ Wives Carnival on Sunday takes place on January 26th, from 1:30-6:00 pm at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. If you would like to attend, tickets are on sale now at Early admission tickets are available for $35 and allow fans to enter the Wells Fargo Center at 1:30pm. General admission tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children and allow fans to enter at 3pm. Event parking is free.

And if you cannot attend the event but would like to participate online, log on to to join in the amazing auctions and raffles! You can win items such as a Toyota, a Harley motorcycle, lunch with the Laviolettes, and more.


Thanks to the folks at the Wells Fargo Center, I have the opportunity to give away a family four pack of General Admission tickets to the 37th Annual Flyers Wives Carnival! Simply enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: As a thank you from the Wells Fargo Center for facilitating this giveaway, I was gifted a four pack of tickets to the Flyers Wives Carnival. All opinions in this post are 100% mine.


  1. Love that they support so many non-profit charities.

  2. I love that all the wives come together and generate such a successful day which helps so many people – one more reason to love Philly!

  3. This sounds like a very fun event! I have a lot of friends that absolutely LOVE the Flyers. : ). I really love when organizations give back to the community in such meaningful ways! Awesome.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. I am a huge huge huge Flyers fan! The Flyers wives are probably the only sports wives I think highly of. The tremendous amount of work they put in for the Carnival is staggering. But more than the show they put on, it is the obvious smiles of the kids that are in attendance, and those that they help with their fundraising. And the players have as much fun as the kids do!

  5. I love that they support so many non-profit charities – this sounds like the perfect way to spend a fun family day out!

  6. I love that they take time out of their busy lives to help others!

  7. Nick Graff says:

    I am a 5 time Philadelphia Phantoms season ticket holder until Comcast sold the team and 3 time Flyers season ticket holder until they doubles my price and I was blessed with boy/girl twins. I would LOVE to be chosen to win this 4 pack so the kids can play the games and I can get autographs of my favorite Flyers present and past!

  8. I have never been but lays wanted to go ,love that it’s for charity

  9. Phil Ianieri says:

    I love the Flyers, and this carnival is for a great cause.

  10. Mike Schmidt says:

    The Carnival is a great cause by a class act Organization. I would love to win this contest.

  11. Mike Schmidt says:

    Great cause by a great organization!

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