At Flyers Wives Carnival, now kids will get to ask players the tough questions

Scheduled to attend Sunday's Flyers Wives Carnival are former Flyers greats (from left) Bernie Parent, Joe Watson, Brad Marsh and Brian Propp.

All those young fans who have always wanted to ask the Flyers what it’s like to be a professional hockey player will finally get their chance.

Yes, this Sunday at the 43rd annual Flyers Wives Carnival, children attending can take part in an official Kid’s Press Conference.

With a pre-purchased ticket to one of the two 30-minute time slots, participating children will get to sit in front of general manager Chuck Fletcher, coach Alain Vigneault and players Kevin Hayes and Shayne Gostisbehere for an open-forum press conference.

Also new this year, fans can take their turn in the AAA Car Care Crane, a human-sized version of the classic prize-grabbing arcade game. After getting securely harnessed and suspended above a large pile of prizes, participants will attempt to secure Flyers goodies such as t-shirts, bobbleheads and even game tickets.

On the main concourse of the Wells Fargo Center, fans can test their golf, ping pong, and gaming skills with activations from Top Golf, SPIN Philadelphia, and N3rd Street Gamers. The main concourse is also fans best chance to catch Gritty, who will be roaming the arena and popping up in special areas like the Gritty C.O.M.M.A.N.D Center.

Fans will still have the chance to celebrate their fandom and meet their favorite players, coaches and alumni with Carnival classics such as Sign & Snap sessions, Mystery Pucks, Shot on Goal, and the iconic Ferris Wheel. More than 100 items will also be available in the official Carnival auction. Marquee items of the auction include an autographed Flyers-themed Harley Davidson motorcycle, a 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE, and the players’ favorite things baskets.

Funds raised from the Flyers Wives Carnival benefit Flyers Charities and its mission to support a multitude of worthy non-profit organizations that provide educational and recreational resources to underserved youth, engage in important medical and healthcare research, and promote countless community investment initiatives to positively influence the community. These organizations include the American Cancer Society, Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Michael’s Way, Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, Simon’s Heart and many more.

The Flyers Wives Carnival is presented by Comcast NBCUniversal, Telemundo 62, and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

More information about Sunday’s event, including admission, is available at

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