On Wednesday evening October 19, 2011, Flyers Forward Claude Giroux stopped by our meeting at the Wells Fargo Center to visit with the club. First on the agenda, PFFC President Joe Fisher presented Giroux with a $2000.00 check to his favorite charity for winning last season’s Gene Hart Memorial Award.
This award is given annually by the PFFC to the “Player with the most Heart” as voted on by members at our monthly meetings. Previous winners were: Sami Kapanen (2007), Mike Richards (2008), Scott Hartnell (2009) and Ian Laperriere (2010).
Claude was very happy to receive this generous donation, which has been sent to the Claude- Giroux Centre in Hearst, Ontario (see below). Giroux spoke with the group for about ½ hour, answering many questions mainly about all of the changes to the team this year, his preparation for each game and of course, the excitement of the upcoming HBO 24/7 series and Winter Classic game. Next there were a few trivia questions and the lucky winners took home autographed Giroux pictures. Giroux then spent some time signing autographs and taking pictures with everyone. Finally, Claude posed for a picture with the entire group.
The PFFC would like to thank Claude Giroux for taking the time to join us. Also, thanks to Zach Hill for coordinating Claude’s visit with us.
A Visit from Claude Giroux … and the Presentation of the 2010-2011 Hart Award