Ian Laperriere in the Community
-- Updated September 6, 2011 --
"When you talk about solid humans in the National Hockey League, it doesn't get any better than the man known as Lappy, Ian Laperriere."
Eddie Olczyk - March 2, 2010 - Versus Network
The Real Winners
Trial on the Isle check donated to American Legion Post 331
(from the Official Website of the Philadelphia Flyers - 8/4/11)
A day full of 'fun in the sun', a softball game, autographs and meet & greets certainly gave Flyers fans from all over, but particularly in Stone Harbor N.J. something to experience and get excited about for the upcoming 2011-12 season.
But the real winners of such an important day are the American Legion - Post 331 on the Island. They will receive a check for $5,000 raised during the event.
On behalf of Flyers charities, members of the Philadelphia Flyers in attendance for the check presentation were (from left to right): Flyers prospects Brandon Manning, Tom Sestito and Harry Zolnierczyk, forward Ian Laperriere, Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters, Jim McCrossin and his wife Robyn, American Legion Post 331 members Al Carusi and Kevin Coyle and Flyers prospect Tyler Brown.
Trial on the Isle
The Philadelphia Flyers held the annual Trial on the Isle on July 8th in Stone Harbor, NJ. The Trial on the Isle was an exciting training day as part of mini-camp for the Philadelphia Flyers prospects.
(Photos courtesy of Flyers Charities)
This year's mini-triathlon was held on the town's streets and beaches, and consisted of a three-mile bike race, a 400-yard paddleboat race, and a 1 1/4-mile run, with each member of the three-man team competing in one event. Part of the progression Friday included lunch and an autograph session with fans at Stone Harbor Elementary School, and a softball game against the Stone Harbor Stars.
All money raised from the autograph session and admission to the softball game goes to Flyers Charities and the American Legion Post 331 in Stone Harbor, which distributes the money to families of fallen veterans.
Flyers Wives Fight For Lives Carnival 2011
The 34th annual Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival took place at the Wachovia Center on February 27, 2011. The group has raised nearly $24 million for local charities over its history.
(Photo courtesy of Alicia Fesi Large)
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Lappy Boxing With A Fan At Flyers Wives Carnival (Courtesy of bige7593)
Robitaille's Celebrity Shoot Out For Charity Returns to Park City
NHL legend Luc Robitaille is returning to Park City during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival with his Celebrity Shoot Out benefiting the Echoes of Hope charity and the Sundance Institute.
Taking place Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the Park City Ice Arena, participants of this year's shootout include NHL players Luc Robitaille, Joe Sakic, Rob Blake, Derek Armstrong, Ian Laperriere, Marty McSorley, Glen Murray, Mathieu Schneider along with celebrities Michael Vartan, Michael Rosenbaum, Jason Thompson, Steven R. McQueen, Alan Thicke, Andie MacDowell, Ryne Sanborn, Treat Williams, and Tom Bernard. Olympic Speed Skater Allison Baver and the first and only woman to play an exhibition game in the NHL, goalie Manon Rhéaume are also scheduled to appear.
"We are very happy to be back at Sundance for our fourth year. This event allows us to bring friends and supporters from both the hockey and entertainment world together to support our charity Echoes of Hope, a cause near and dear to our hearts," stated Luc and Stacia Robitaille.
Flyers Wives Carnival Program Book Photo Shoot
Here's a sneak peek of a picture from Tuesday's Flyers Wives Carnival Program Book photo shoot! You can get a copy of the official program book at the 2011 Flyers Wives Carnival on Sunday, February 27, 2010. (Photo courtesy of Flyers Charities)
The theme for this year's program book focuses on the players' favorite charities and those charities supported by the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation.
More information on the Carnival
Dining With The Stars Online Auction
Dinner for ten at Cuba Libre with Philadelphia Flyer Ian Laperriere sold for $1650. The 30 Dining With the Stars auctions raised a total of $42,127 for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation
Players from the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation Pee-Wee team were part of a ceremony honoring Barry Ashbee at the Flyers game on October 26, 2010. While the kids were waiting to go on the ice, Ian walked by, gave them all high fives and wished them good luck.
(Photo courtesy of Gregg Caldaro)
Snider Hockey is a cutting edge program that uses the sport of hockey coupled with a rigorous off-ice life skills curriculum and supplemental educational services to build character and academic skills for high-risk inner-city boys and girls from Philadelphia and Camden, NJ.
More information on the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation
Building a Balanced Athlete
Virtua and Flyers Team up on Sports Safety
Flyers forward Ian Laperriere and team athletic trainer/strength and conditioning coach Jim McCrossin were guest speakers at Virtua's Building a Balanced Athlete event at the Lenape Regional Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, September 15, 2010.
(Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers Official Facebook page)
Philadelphia Flyers right winger Ian Laperriere and Virtua sports medicine experts discussed keeping student athletes safe from injuries during a seminar for parents, coaches and students.
The panel – which included Laperriere, as well as Flyers trainer Jim McCrossin; John Gray, MD, Virtua orthopaedic surgeon; Jennifer Naticchia, MD, Virtua Sports Medicine Primary Care physician; and Bill von Leer, ATC, Lenape High School athletic trainer -- discussed performance training, injury prevention and warning signs, and nutrition. The interactive format included questions and participation from the audience.
The free seminar was sponsored by Virtua, the official orthopaedic provider of the Philadelphia Flyers. Virtua offers total care to athletes of all ages at the Virtua Center for Sports Medicine in Voorhees.
Left to right: Jennifer Naticchia, MD, Virtua Sports Medicine Primary Care physician; Paul Kasper, Virtua Sports Medicine Coordinator; Philadelphia Flyers right winger Ian Laperriere; Flyers trainer Jim McCrossin; John Gray, MD, Virtua orthopaedic surgeon; and Bill von Leer, ATC, Lenape High School athletic trainer. (Photo courtesy of Virtua.org)
Flyers Charities 2010 Celebrity Golf Invitational
On September 14, 2010, the Flyers teamed up with the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation and Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation to play a round of golf for charity at the Hidden Creek Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. (Photo courtesy of the Official Website of the Philadelphia Flyers)
FitSmart Scores a Big Goal
(from The Gloucester County Times - 8/30/10)
Eight weeks of learning about nutrition, better eating habits and exercise routines culminated this week for a group of kids when Philadelphia Flyers right-winger Ian Laperriere joined them for their final workout.
As the five kids gathered around in a semi-circle of chairs in a conference room at Virtua's Health and Wellness Center, they sat in awe as the Montreal native Laperriere told them about his fitness routine and favorite foods...
Exercise With Lappy
(from Flyers Charities on Facebook - 8/20/10)
Flyers Wives Carnival auction winners Thomas and Dallas Derr sweated through a workout session with Flyers forward Ian Laperriere.
The Derr's followed Laperriere through an intense workout regimen at Versa Fit Studios in Voorhees, NJ.
Flyers fans can bid on great auction items like this one at the Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival, which will be held Sunday, February 27, 2011.