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Cornhole tournament, Rally for Ryder, Holiday Parade and Alvernia Ice Hockey game set for Hockey Fights Cancer Night Saturday, Nov. 20

Cornhole tournament, Rally for Ryder, Holiday Parade and Alvernia Ice Hockey game set for Hockey Fights Cancer Night Saturday, Nov. 20
The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, will hold a charity cornhole tournament Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Santander Arena with Keystone State Cornhole. The tournament benefits Laney’s Legacy of Hope and the One Wish Foundation, with all proceeds from the tournament going directly to those organizations. 

The tournament is run with help from Rally for Ryder, a movement that revolves around five-year-old Ryder Knechtle. Ryder was diagnosed in 2020 with a terminal form of brain cancer and has spent the last year-and-a-half in high spirits while battling his diagnosis.

The Royals and local companies and government entities have a lofty list of emotionally charged surprises in store for Ryder when he attends the Royals game against the Newfoundland Growlers that night at 7:00 p.m.

The cornhole tournament will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the arena and last until at least 3:00 p.m. with over 10 of the top-rated cornhole players in the world participating. The championship game for the tournament will take place following the conclusion of the Royals game on the ice. Fans are welcome to come into the arena anytime from 10:00 a.m. on to watch the tournament in the concourse and are encouraged to watch the championship after the hockey game. To watch the tournament, fans must show a purchased ticket for the ECHL game that night.

In addition, the Royals will be participating in the Reading Holiday Parade with Slapshot, Ice Angels, and fans from the Royals Booster Club and beyond in the morning. Participants will be handing out ticket deals with candy to the watchers on Penn St.

Lastly, the Alvernia University Women’s Ice Hockey team will be taking on Neuman University at Santander Arena at 2:00 p.m. Fans are welcome to enter the arena to watch the game but, similarly to the cornhole tournament, they will need to have a ticket purchased for the Royals game that night for entry.

The Royals will be wearing their second specialty jersey of the season and will play on ice that has been painted with the names of fans’ loved ones who have been affected by cancer. There will also be free souvenir cup refills all night.

  • Friday, Nov. 19 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Newfoundland – Happy Hour Friday! Get half-off all domestic beers from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Newfoundland – Hockey Fights Cancer Night! Paint the ice for Hockey Fights Cancer, get free souvenir cup refills and watch the Royals wear a specialty jersey.
  • Sunday, Nov. 21 at 3:00 p.m. vs. Norfolk - $1 Day! Get $1 popcorn, $1 nachos and $1 hot dogs. Celebrate Healthcare Workers with our Salute to Essential Workers Sundays presented by Visions Federal Credit Union.
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Reading Royals season, flex memberships and group tickets are available for the 2021-22 season by visiting the Royals’ box office at Santander Arena or by calling 610-898-7825.

About the Royals
The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, are entering their 20th season in the ECHL. They won their first Kelly Cup championship in 2013 and have clinched playoff berths in 10 of the previous 11 seasons. They are four-time division champions. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals and oversees operations at Santander Arena.


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