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SPORTS
December 13, 2012
COMCAST SPECTACOR chairman Ed Snider will be recognized by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association with a special award named in his honor at its dinner on Jan. 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Route 70 in Cherry Hill. The founder of the Flyers will receive the Ed Snider Lifetime Distinguished Humanitarian award for his many years of benefiting charitable organizations and agencies in the Philadelphia area. It will continue to bear his name. Tickets are $95 and available online at www.PSWA.org or by check payable to PSWA c/o Robbie Kenney, Ticket Chairman, 110 Harrogate Drive, Lumberton, N.J. 08048.
NEWS
January 25, 2008
THE SPECTRUM home of the Broad Street Bullies, Dr. J and many other great athletes - may become just a memory. If its demise comes to fruition, it will be a sad occasion for many concert-goers and sports fans in the city of Philadelphia. But say it ain't so - will Ed Snider and his band of merry men really build a state-of-the-art complex for the people of the Delaware Valley with no public funding from the city of Philadelphia or commonwealth of Pennsylvania? The nerve of some people not wanting my tax dollars so they can become richer!
SPORTS
April 12, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Ed Snider, 83, the billionaire entrepreneur who co-founded the Flyers and displayed more passion than many fans sitting in the nosebleed seats, died Monday morning after a long battle with bladder cancer. The news was confirmed by the team, which issued a statement written by Mr. Snider's children. "Our Dad was loved and admired for his big heart, generosity of spirit, and dedication to his family," they wrote. "Despite his considerable business achievements and public profile, he was first and foremost a family man. He never missed a birthday, important family event or the opportunity to offer encouragement.
SPORTS
May 12, 2011 | by Sam Donnellon
On the loyalty of Flyers fans:   "The basic thing is, people realize that it ain't easy to win. There's 30 teams trying. But they give you credit for trying hard and having a competitive team most of the time. For example, we didn't win last year. But it was probably just as exciting as if we had. Considering everything we accomplished last year. So therefore the fans got value for their buck and they feel like they were entertained and they had a great time. We want to win a championship.
NEWS
April 15, 2016
ISSUE | ED SNIDER Friend, benefactor Learning about the loss of Flyers owner Ed Snider on Monday made it a very sad day for my wife, Caroline, and me, and for thousands of Philadelphians ("Flyers' Founding Father," Tuesday). I have known Ed as a friend, traveling companion, and partner in business and philanthropy for nearly 60 years. His loss is incalculable to me and a vast number of others whom he loved, worked with, and supported in so many different ways. I have fond memories of times spent with Ed, and I will cherish them.
SPORTS
April 23, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Jay Snider said he and his five siblings have been amazed by the love and support they have received since their father, Ed, died April 11 after a two-year battle with bladder cancer. "It's been overwhelming," Snider, 58, said this week. Ed Snider, 83, was the Flyers' chairman and cofounder. He brought the Flyers to Philadelphia 50 years ago and introduced millions of people to what, at the time, seemed like a foreign sport. They embraced the game and the man who cared about winning more than the fans in the nosebleed seats.
SPORTS
April 20, 1990 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
From the start, they were an unlikely management team. The general manager grew up a miner's son in Flin Flon, playing hockey to get away from the mines. The team president grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs as the son of the wealthy owner of the Flyers, idolizing the miner's son, who was by then doing the things that would make him the greatest player in the team's history. Flyers founder and majority owner Ed Snider said yesterday that he didn't understand all the reasons for Bob Clarke's painful, awkward departure from the team Clarke came to symbolize.
SPORTS
April 20, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
THE OFFICIAL tribute to Ed Snider before Monday night's Flyers-Caps first-round playoff series Game 3 was brief and understated, qualities that were rarely ascribed to the man himself. As the scenes from years gone by flickered past on the center-ice scoreboard, it was unsettling to reflect on how many of the people pictured along with the late Flyers owner also are alive only in memory now: Pat Quinn. Gene Hart. Joe Scott. Keith Allen. Gene's daughter Lauren Hart, sporting a "Snider 67" jersey that connoted the year the team was founded, did the God Bless America duet with Kate Smith, and the team wearing the "EMS" patches came out with more jump than it had shown in losing the first two games of the series, in Washington.
SPORTS
June 29, 2011
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell writes a weekly sports column for the Daily News from a fan's perspective. His column appears Wednesdays. ED SNIDER might not be the easiest guy to love - he's too rich, too handsome, too self-assured, too stubborn, too Republican (although he has been a significant contributor to my campaigns) and too well-dressed (I usually hate guys like Ed who look so good in clothes, as I usually look like a mess). But virtually all Philadelphia sports fans, especially hockey stalwarts, should love him for what he has done.
SPORTS
April 13, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
(Ed Snider died on Monday at 83. Through the years, his was a personality as big as his accomplishments. Here are quotes, from Snider and about Snider, that hopefully reflect the man and what he meant to Philadelphia. They were compiled by Daily News staff writer Ed Barkowitz.) "Being a member of the gang on your street was almost necessary for survival. " - Snider on his childhood neighborhood in Washington, D.C. (Ed Snider died on Monday at 83. Through the years, his was a personality as big as his accomplishments.
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SPORTS
September 9, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Second of two parts Lou Scheinfeld is spearheading a project that he hopes will lead to a sports museum - featuring artifacts from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, and 76ers - being erected near the South Philadelphia sports complex. For the last five years, Scheinfeld, a former Flyers vice president, has been meeting with civic leaders and city groups, cultivating the idea of having a Philadelphia sports museum built in the shadow of the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, and Citizens Bank Park.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2016
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation , a nonprofit that uses hockey to help teach inner-city boys and girls how to succeed in the game of life, has named Paul Holmgren, president of the Philadelphia Flyers, and Paul Troy , a partner at the law firm of Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer L.L.P., to its board. Timothy J. Abell , president of Firstrust Bank , Conshohocken, has joined its board of directors. In 2007, Abell became the first nonfamily member named president of the bank.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
On Wednesday, ABC sitcom The Goldbergs will pay special tribute to Ed Snider, the Flyers cofounder who passed away last month at the age of 83. The Flyers provided The Goldbergs with rare footage of Snider that will air at the end of Wednesday's episode. "If you love the Flyers, Ed Snider is the Flyers. He's the organization," The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg said on the phone from Los Angeles. The Flyers and the culture of hockey in Philadelphia are intrinsically woven into the fabric of The Goldbergs , a 1980s-set comedy about a Jenkintown family seen through the eyes of the youngest son. He has a penchant for filmmaking, much like Goldberg, who based the show on his own life.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2016
INDEPENDENT LENS: THE ARMOR OF LIGHT 8 p.m. Tuesday, WHYY12 A conservative minister and antiabortion activist faces pushback from his fellow evangelicals as he begins to question the place of guns in the lives of Christians in a provocative documentary by filmmaker Abigail Disney, a great-niece of Walt Disney. CHELSEA Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Netflix Can the streaming network that helped free us from appointment TV get us to show up three times a week for Chelsea Handler's new talk show?
SPORTS
April 29, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Flyers general manager Ron Hextall wants to retain Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth, but he hasn't closed the door on trading one of the goalies if the right deal comes along. "I don't believe that's a strength that you want to weaken," Hextall said Wednesday at the team's Voorhees practice facility. "The old saying, 'Wayne Gretzky got traded, right, so?' I'm not going to sit here and say, 'No, I wouldn't trade anybody on our team,' because the reality of it is, if the deal was right it's my job to strengthen our team and the organization.
NEWS
April 23, 2016
ISSUE | FLYERS A few boorish fans give Philly a bad rep At the Flyers' third playoff game Monday, some Philly fans once again demonstrated the absolute worst behavior, throwing light-up bracelets onto the ice ("Capital offense," Tuesday). Not even the pregame tribute to chairman Ed Snider, who died April 11 and was responsible for bringing the professional hockey team to our city, made those fans pause before acting out their frustrations near the end of the disappointing 6-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.
SPORTS
April 23, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
They came from all over, young and old, rich and poor, and paid tribute to Ed Snider, the man who gambled 50 years ago that Philadelphia would become attracted to hockey. Snider, the Flyers' chairman and cofounder, died at 83 on April 11 after a two-year battle with bladder cancer, and a celebration of his life was held Thursday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center, home of the team he loved like one of his six children and 15 grandchildren. In a heartfelt 1-hour, 50-minute ceremony that included speeches from three of his children, business associates, friends, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, Mayor Kenney and former Flyers great Bob Clarke, Snider was remembered as a man of passion and wisdom.
SPORTS
April 23, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Jay Snider said he and his five siblings have been amazed by the love and support they have received since their father, Ed, died April 11 after a two-year battle with bladder cancer. "It's been overwhelming," Snider, 58, said this week. Ed Snider, 83, was the Flyers' chairman and cofounder. He brought the Flyers to Philadelphia 50 years ago and introduced millions of people to what, at the time, seemed like a foreign sport. They embraced the game and the man who cared about winning more than the fans in the nosebleed seats.
SPORTS
April 22, 2016 | By John Smallwood, DAILY NEWS COLUMNIST
OSTENSIBLY, it was a celebration of the life of Philadelphia sports and philanthropic icon Ed Snider, but toward the end of the program, Jay Snider, Ed's son, revealed some of the last words his father spoke to him in their last conversation before he passed on April 11 at age 83. "This is what he said, not just for me or the family," Jay Snider said. "He told me, and so I'll tell you. "Quote - the last sentence he ever spoke was, 'I can't thank the Flyers enough for everything they've given to me and my family.' " Perhaps the most amazing thing about the event at the Wells Fargo Center, which was attended by thousands, was the variety of people who spoke to memorialize the man referred to as "Mr. Snider," but whose great wish was for people simply to call him "Ed. " From hockey representatives such as NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Flyers captain for life Bob Clarke to businessmen such as Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and former PRISM/Comcast SportsNet president Jack Williams to even Mayor Kenney, the list of speakers illustrated the many segments of Philadelphia society Snider impacted.
SPORTS
April 20, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
THE OFFICIAL tribute to Ed Snider before Monday night's Flyers-Caps first-round playoff series Game 3 was brief and understated, qualities that were rarely ascribed to the man himself. As the scenes from years gone by flickered past on the center-ice scoreboard, it was unsettling to reflect on how many of the people pictured along with the late Flyers owner also are alive only in memory now: Pat Quinn. Gene Hart. Joe Scott. Keith Allen. Gene's daughter Lauren Hart, sporting a "Snider 67" jersey that connoted the year the team was founded, did the God Bless America duet with Kate Smith, and the team wearing the "EMS" patches came out with more jump than it had shown in losing the first two games of the series, in Washington.
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