By Jenny Masters
The Flyers and Gritty are getting into the fight to vaccinate everyone against COVID-19
With all adults now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Flyers are launching a campaign to encourage fans to get vaccinated.
“We did receive specific encouragement and an ask for help by the governor and mayor,” Valerie Camillo, the Flyers and Wells Fargo Center president of business operations, told the Inky. “Recognizing that we have this powerful platform — and athletes and coaches and sports teams are role models and influencers — why wouldn’t we?”
The team launched a PS featuring coaches, players, announcers, and physician Ala Stanford, founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium. Stanford’s group will host Flyers personnel, including the mascot, Gritty, at the consortium’s Liacouras Center clinic on Thursday. The team is also giving Stanford and the BDCC a $10,000 donation.