Published September 17, 2015
Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider received the Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday at the Global Sports Summit in Aspen, Colo.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman presented the award to Snider, who serves as chairman of Comcast Spectacor, a Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company that owns the Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center, the regional sports network Comcast SportsNet and Global Spectrum. The award is given to the owner who has made a lasting contribution to their team, league and community through their leadership and commitment over an extended period of time.
Snider brought NHL hockey to the City of Brotherly Love in preparation for the Flyers' first season in 1967. The 82-year-old also created the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, which enables children from urban neighborhoods near Philadelphia with the opportunity to learn to play hockey.
Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988, Snider received the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's William Penn Award. In addition, Snider was named the Philanthropist of the Year in April 2015 by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
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