This is a nice honor for the late Ed Snider and the foundation he created.

This Saturday at noon, Philadelphia’s mural arts program and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation will dedicate a new mural titled “Snider Hockey, Inspiring Our Youth.”  The artwork is going up at 10th and Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia and here some details via press release:

The mural features the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and celebrates the life and legacy of its founder and the visionary behind the Philadelphia Flyers, the late Ed Snider. The design, created by artist Jared Bader, highlights how Snider Hockey builds lives and unites communities through its on-ice and off-ice initiatives, including mentorship, tutoring, life lessons, and academic support in attending and graduating college.

Expected to participate in the dedication are Mark Squilla, City Councilman, City of Philadelphia; Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner, Parks and Recreation, City of Philadelphia; Sarena Snider, daughter of Ed Snider; Virlen Reyes, Alum, Snider Hockey; Jane Golden, Executive Director, Mural Arts Philadelphia; and Bader.

Snider Hockey was created in 2005 as a commitment to local youth. 3,000 students are currently involved in the program, with targets inner-children who would not have the opportunity to ice skate or learn the sport of hockey.