The Reading Royals, ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, are proud to announce the team will serve lunch to the men of Hope Rescue Mission Mon., Feb. 19 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
A handful of Royals players will be at the event to meet and interact with the men of the mission. Hope Rescue Mission has been a place of refuge for homeless men in Berks County since 1894. The mission provides more than 59,000 meals annually.
The Royals have a long history of assisting Hope Rescue Mission and the “Night of Hope” during the 2015-16 season was a huge success at Santander Arena.
“Hope Rescue Mission’s contributions help get so many back on their feet,” said Ray Melcher, Royals Chief Operating Officer and General Manager. “It’s inspiring and fits with the Royals’ strong message of community service around Berks County.”
Reading’s players participate in dozens of community events annually. Recently, players have been out at local schools reading to children with the Royals’ mascot Slapshot as part of the Royals Reading Program.