By Julie Glass
The Flyers are bailing out on one of President Trump’s golf courses for their annual charity event.
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation has held its annual Flyers Celebrity Golf Invitational at Trump National Philly — which is actually in Pine Hill, N J. — for the last seven years. But this September’s event will be its final year at the Pine Hill, N.J. course, according to Philly.com:
In response to an inquiry by a Washington Post reporter, the foundation explained that cancelling or moving the event — set to be held Sept. 11 at the course in Pine Hill, N.J. — would “not best support our mission.” After honoring the final year of a multi-year contract, they plan to search for a different venue for 2019.
The Philadelphia Flyers Celebrity Golf Invitational isn’t organized or run by the team, but the Flyers provide players, coaches and alumni for 18 holes plus brunch, a silent auction and a reception. It has been held at Trump National for the past seven years, according to the foundation’s statement.
The proceeds from the event, which the statement says is the organization’s “most important annual fundraiser,” go to the foundation created by the late Flyers founder. The nonprofit serves “more than 3,000 under-resourced children, youth, and families” while helping to make hockey more accessible in the Philadelphia region.