Flyers Hosting “You Can Play” Night for LGBT Rights in Sports

The team will also be honoring Nellie Fitzpatrick as that night’s “Community Teammate” on January 25th.

The You Can Play project is a group fighting to change the culture around LGBT athletes, coaches and fans in sports. It works to promote LGBT athlete safety, seeking “to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by focusing only on an athlete’s skills, work ethic and competitive spirit.”

As part of a partnership with the NHL — one of the group’s founders is former Flyers scout Patrick Burke, son of Calgary Flames exec Brian Burke — the Flyers will be holding a You Can Play Night on Monday, January 25th, when the Flyers play the Boston Bruins.

As part of the festivities, the Flyers will be honoring Philadelphia’s Director of LGBT Affairs, Nellie Fitzpatrick, as the night’s “Community Teammate.” A team spokesperson says more details will be available soon.

Five bucks from each You Can Play ticket will go to You Can Play.