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Temple Health & Snider Hockey Team Up Once Again to Help Philadelphia's Youth

News November 04, 2014

The Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia was bustling on Sunday, November 2. But, it wasn't because the Flyers or the 76ers were playing. Dozens of young Philadelphians came out for a very special event made possible by an exclusive partnership between Temple Health and Snider Hockey.

Temple physicians – supported by Temple staff, Temple University School of Medicine students and other volunteers – were on hand to provide free physical examinations to more than 50 boys and girls, between 6 and 18 years old, who signed up to play competitive hockey and learn many life-long skills through Snider Hockey.

To ensure that every participant in Snider Hockey complies with the standards established by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, the physical exams included a battery of checks – including height, weight, vision, heart and lung, and musculoskeletal screenings.

On hand for the event were Larry Kaiser, MD, FACS, Dean and President/CEO of Temple's healthcare enterprise, and Ed Snider, Chairman of Comcast-Spectacor and Founder of Snider Hockey. The event drew coverage by multiple media outlets, including Comcast SportsNet, NBC10-TV, 6ABC-TV and Fox29.

Temple Health and Snider Hockey have been collaborating to provide this special service since 2012. The physical exams are yet another example of Temple's larger commitment to the health of the communities it serves.