Scott Hartnell’s #Hartnell Down Foundation Fundraising Dinner at Spasso

Guests got to eat the Flyer's favorite pre-game meal while supporting youth hockey scholarships.

Last night Scott Hartnell held a dinner to raise money for his charity, the #Hartnell Down Foundation, at Spasso Italian Grill in Old City. The event included dinner and drinks at his favorite spot for his pregame meal of chicken parmesan  and penne alla vodka. At the event, Scott signed autographs and posed for photos with fans and fellow teammates Steve Downie Mason and Wayne Simmonds. The #Hartnell Down Foundation was created in 2012 to support charities involving youth through physical activity and sport in communities across the U.S. and Canada. The foundation has provided all-expense scholarships to players from the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation to attend the highly respected Minnesota Hockey Camps, and in helping build Jake’s Place, a “boundless” playground in Cherry Hill, N.J. With Scott are Eric Walker and Kris Zapata, who were among 11 kids awarded scholarships to the Minnesota Hockey Camp this year.

After the jump, Hartnell reads from his new children’s book, Hartnell Down.