Archive for February 22nd, 2015

Jake Voracek and the Flyers honor a Flyers’ fan with cancer

February 22nd, 2015 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Jake Voracek and the Flyers honor a Flyers’ fan with cancer | Filed in Flyers, Hockey

This past weekend, Flyers’ right-winger Jake Voracek (as well as the whole Flyers’ organization) did an amazing, heartfelt thing for an 11-year-old boy from the Make-A-Wish foundation. 11-year-old Tony Campisi, who’s battling brain cancer and is from Mechancsburg, PA, only asked to travel to Philadelphia and attend yesterday’s Flyers-Predators game, which he did in a first-row seat, but he was given so much more. Voracek allowed the youngster to personally travel to the game with him, and invited him to go to Chickie’s and Pete’s with him the night before, too.

(Photo by Zack Hill)

In addition to that, on Saturday morning, Campisi was given his own personalized locker in the team’s locker room, which was positioned next to Voracek’s. After the team dressed, the team let him practice with them, too. When he scored on backup Rob Zepp (who got the start in net), the team cheered for him in celebration and tapped their sticks, to make him feel as if he were a part of the team. After taking in the game, he was allowed to return to the locker room afterwards, to hang out with Voracek again. He even got his photo taken, too, with Voracek, fellow winger Wayne Simmonds, and defenseman Mark Streit.

(Simmonds, Streit and Voracek, with Campisi/Zack Hill Photo)

(Zack Hill/Flyers)

(more…)

Tags: , , ,