Game is set for Mar. 23 vs. NewfoundlandReading, PA – Berks Catholic sophomore Anthony Myers has partnered with the Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, to launch “The Anthony Myers Movement,” which will support and raise funds for those experiencing or combating medical difficulties, at Reading’s game vs. Newfoundland Sat., Mar. 23 at 7:00 p.m. Five dollars of every ticket sold from this link (http://bit.ly/MyersMovement) will be donated to The Anthony Myers Movement and benefit the community.
The Anthony Myers Movement Game will also serve as a contest for schools in Berks County; each school will have their own ticket link and the four schools that raise the most money will be invited to participate in a dodgeball game during the Royals’ contest against the Growlers.
In relation to the event, Anthony stated, "Team17Strong has made a tremendous impact on me and my family. I am grateful for everything that has been done and the support that has been shown. The Anthony Myers Movement is a way to pay it forward by helping others who are experiencing difficult times, and also raising funds and awareness for medical needs. It is something that I want to create and do for others while turning my situation into a positive. Being a football and hockey player myself, I'm fortunate and thankful to have the support of The Reading Royals in kicking-off this effort. The March 23 event will allow me to thank Team17Strong and all of my supporters, while also taking a step forward in helping others. I thank Joe Bahling and the entire executive staff of The Reading Royals for reaching out to me and making this event happen." In October 2018, Myers, a player on the Berks Catholic ice hockey and football teams, was diagnosed with a high-grade glioma, a form of brain cancer. He underwent brain surgery in Nov. 2018. “We are humbled to have Anthony and the Myers family partner with the Royals to kick off The Anthony Myers Movement,” said Royals President and General Manager Shawn Hackman. “We have all rallied behind Anthony and The Anthony Myers Movement will help make a positive impact in Berks County.”About the RoyalsThe Royals are in their 18th ECHL season and proudly affiliated with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Reading plays in the Santander Arena, located in downtown Reading, PA at 700 Penn Street. The Royals won the Kelly Cup in 2013, have made the playoffs in nine straight seasons and are four-time division champions.Listen to all Royals broadcasts at Mixlr.com/ReadingRoyals or by downloading the Mixlr App from the App Store or Google Play.