Philadelphia Flyers: Team raising money for charity in November

Several Philadelphia Flyers players including Scott Laughton and Mark Friedman are participating in a charity event to raise money for cancer patients throughout the month of November.

Flyers center Scott Laughton and defensemen Mark Friedman both participated in a charity event designed to raise money and awareness by the organization Movember. Movember is a charity organization that donates money to research and raise awareness for mental health, suicide prevention, testicular cancer, and prostate cancer.

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Participants are encouraged to grow facial hair throughout the entire month of November to raise money for the charity organization. This isn’t the first time the Flyers took part in this great cause.

On Thursday night, the official team Twitter tweeted a video showing Laughton and Friedman among others with facial hair they grew to benefit the charity.

Others in the video include winger Nicolas Aubé-Kubel and defensemen Erik Gustafsson. Fans were quick to take to social media to praise the players for doing something that benefits the community.

Interestingly to note,  hours after the team had posted the video, Scott Laughton seemingly deactivated his Twitter account. No word on this yet, and it’s unclear why – however, it’s extremely interesting to note.

This isn’t the first time the team has done events for charities. The team hosts, pre-COVID world, several annual events including raising money for the team’s own charity organization during home games at the Wells Fargo Center and holding auctions throughout the year.

The team was due to host the second annual Gritty 5K, a 5K race designed to benefit charities, but had to make it virtual this year. The event took place this past September.

What a good and honorable move by the team to continue to give back to the community.