Flyers announce public celebration of Ed Snider's life at Wells Fargo Center

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A public celebration of Ed Snider's life will be held at the Wells Fargo Center. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A memorial for Philadelphia Flyers founder Ed Snider wil be held at the Wells Fargo Center next week, the team announced Wednesday.

The public celebration is scheduled for next Thursday, April 21 at 1 p.m.

The event is free and open to everyone.
PHOTOS: Philadelphia Flyers founder Ed Snider


Doors to the Wells Fargo Center will open at 11:30 a.m.

Snider passed away at the age of 83 on Monday.

He was arguably the most influential executive in Philadelphia sports. He was chairman of the 76ers, was once a part-owner of the Eagles and had a hand in founding both Comcast's local sports channel and the city's largest sport-talk radio station.

Snider, chairman of the Flyers' parent company, Comcast-Spectacor, was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report
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