Flyers 50-50 Raffle Largest Ever in U.S., Raises $42k for Boston

Since this story doesn’t involve throwing snowballs at Santa or batteries at a backstabbing draft pick, and since no one is getting cheered for suffering a career ending injury, I’m sure this will be overlooked by the national media outside of the City of Brotherly Love.

While they hosted the Boston Bruins and paid tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Flyers raised over $42,000 in what the team’s charity Twitter account claimed was the largest 50-50 drawing ever in the United States. The proof:

Half of that $85k will go to One Fund Boston, the charity set up by Boston Mayor Tom Menino and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to benefit the victims of the bombings.

The team is also auctioning off the every jersey worn by in last night’s game, which featured the Boston Strong patch over the skaters’ hearts, like so:

If your interested, head on over to the NHL’s auction site and place a bid. It’s for a good cause.

Way to go, Flyers.

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