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Flyers founder Ed Snider to be honored with statue outside home arena

PHILADELPHIA -- Flyers founder Ed Snider will be honored with a 9-foot bronze statue outside the Wells Fargo Center.

Snider founded the team in the 1960s and remained chairman until his death in April 2016. The statue will be unveiled on Oct. 19 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Flyers' first home game in 1967.

Chad Fisher, of Fisher Sculpture of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, created and built the 1,300-pound bronze statue, which will stand on a 3-foot base encased by solid granite.

Flyers president Paul Holmgren will be among the dignitaries speaking at the event.

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