97.5 The Fanatic Team Supports The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
November 23, 2011
97.5 The Fanatic announces an initiative with Eric Lindros & John LeClair as they team up for a series of events with 97.5 The Fanatic in which they will raise funds to support The Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia. For Lindros, this will be his long-anticipated return to Philadelphia. Through a series of events with 97.5 The Fanatic and presented by TD Bank, Lindros & LeClair in conjunction with Fanatic listeners and sponsors will raise money with 100% of the proceeds from the entire initiative going to support the kids at Children’s Hospital.
On Thursday, December 15 Lindros and LeClair will take part in a charity luncheon for 150 people at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Center City, Philadelphia. On Friday, December 16 they will greet fans for a two hour public signing at the Granite Run Mall in Media, PA.
Additionally, Lindros and LeClair will be a guest of the Mike Missanelli Show for a special two hour broadcast on Wednesday, December 14 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
“I am really looking forward to coming back to Philadelphia and to have the opportunity to give back to the community where I began my career. I have not set foot in Philly in a long time. This is a big deal to me,” said Lindros. “CHOP has always held a special place in my heart, and I am excited to contribute to their excellence and to spend time with the kids,” he added.
I have always been a big supporter of CHOP and feel fortunate to reunite with Eric for such a great cause,” said LeClair. “Having remained in the area with my family, I am more than happy to put together this event to support the place we call home,” he added.
“We are thrilled that Eric & John have decided to donate their time to raise funds for CHOP. They both were great to us during their playing days in Philadelphia and we’re excited to have them back again,” said Maureen Mason, Director of Event Fundraising and Community Partnerships at Children’s Hospital.
The Fanatic’s Program Director, Matt Nahigian, also expressed his anticipation, saying “It’s really going to be great. For Eric & John to partner with the station and to do so for a terrific cause such as CHOP is really tremendous. I know the listeners will enjoy the opportunity to attend these events. We’re very excited.”
Tickets to the luncheon with Lindros & LeClair will go on sale Wednesday, November 30 at 3:00 PM on the Fanatic’s website, www.975TheFanatic.com.
Bauer and Burgundy Asset Management have also stepped up with a contribution to Children’s Hospital. We are seeking additional businesses to sponsor the initiative in order to raise as much money as possible for the kids at Children’s Hospital, so for more information about becoming a sponsor please visit www.975TheFanatic.com.