As in, to allow fans of more modest means to take a chance.
Smith and Parent are talking to several charities to see which could keep administrative costs to a minimum.
Asked what the locker could fetch, Smith said: "That's the unknown."
In other Flyers news: Defenseman Braydon Coburn will wed girlfriend Nadine Gustafson in Emerald Lake, British Columbia, on Aug. 21. They have been together three years.
A crime brewing
The Hammer of Glory, the sledgehammer used to crack the first cask at the annual Philly Beer Week, is missing and may have been stolen. That's the gist of a ransom note e-mailed to Philly Beer Week organizer Don Russell, a.k.a. beer guru Joe Sixpack.
The note, composed of letters pasted together, demands that $500 in unmarked $1 bills be delivered to Pier 19 at 3 a.m. Sunday. It also said the hammer was "transported to international waters." Russell, who says the hammer was last seen at Yards Brewery, thinks this might be a prank. "I suspect someone was drinking too much of that George Washington porter," Russell said, adding that the hammer was "priceless."
Franklin Institute CEO Dennis Wint is in Scotland not only as a guest of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's medal ceremony, but also to discuss a possible joint program to recognize the 250th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's visit to Edinburgh in 1760, where he met with David Hume, one of the leaders of the Scottish Enlightenment. Wint's wife, former Girl Scouts regional CEO Ann Meredith, is along for the trip.
WMGK's Andre Gardner will camp out in, and broadcast from, an RV this weekend (starting at 3 p.m. Saturday) outside the Wells Fargo Center, where Paul McCartney will perform. Gardner will collect nonperishable food for Philabundance, as he did during McCartney's 2005 visit to Philly.
Johnnah Haik Theriot, wife of Dodgers infielder Ryan Theriot, loaded up on Hugo Boss for him at Les Richards Menswear at the Shops at Liberty Place on Tuesday. First baseman James Loney stopped to shop for himself, and announcer Charley Steiner cruised for shirts Wednesday.
Phillies pitchers Joe Blanton and Ryan Madson spent Monday's off day with their families at Sesame Place in Langhorne.
West Norriton's Jason Peyton, accused of driving to California to stalk actress Jennifer Aniston, has been barred from contacting the actress after a judge in Santa Monica, Calif., issued a permanent restraining order Monday. Peyton, 24, who court records said was found last month with duct tape, a sharp object, and love letters addressed to Aniston, was taken into custody. He is in a psychiatric hospital, said his lawyer, Richard D. Winters, who added that criminal charges were not filed. He will be released to his family later this month, Winters said.
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