Candace Cashew has some pretty big shoes to fill after losing her job as the head of marketing for the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Flyers have gone from a contender in the NHL to a mess on the ice after she took the reins.
Now she wants to get back on the same footing.
She and her husband, Chris, are looking to put their reputation on the line to find some answers for the fans.
Candace and Chris were married in 2015.
They have a 3-year-old son.
The couple hopes to raise money to find answers for fans about the state of the NHL, especially after the team announced it would be ending its affiliation with Major League Soccer.
Candaces family started a GoFundMe page to help with the campaign.
She has been doing interviews and appearances since.
We want to bring her back, Candace says.
But she also wants to be able to help.
We really do want to help make this happen.
Candacy has been working for the Flyers since 2013.
In her first year with the team, she was the team’s social media director.
She had a lot of success on social media.
She’s known for her humor, she says, and we want to continue to be a part of it.
I don’t think I’ve been more passionate about the Flyers organization in a long time, Chris says.
Candaced is a lifelong fan of the team.
She grew up rooting for the team on her father’s side.
The Cashew Nut team is based in a strip mall, so Candace grew up eating all the nut cream she could get her hands on.
Chris says she also grew up wanting to become a Flyers fan.
She went to Philadelphia from Chicago, where her parents worked, but she never got the chance to play for the franchise.
The family went to the World Series in 2016.
Candacys son, Chris Cashew Jr., is the head coach of the Phantoms, which is based at the same strip mall.
She loves the game and she loves the fans, Chris said.
We’re so proud of our team and our fans.
But we don’t want to take it for granted, she said.
Candacia is the first woman to lead a team and she is a part owner of the Flyers.
We have to be careful not to be complacent, Chris added.
She said she has been the team official since 2013 and has been an integral part of every decision the team has made.
She believes the team needs to be more proactive with its marketing efforts and to do more to bring in new fans.
We don’t know what the future holds for us, Candacia says.
The city has a lot to learn from the Flyers, Chris and Candace say.
It’s going to take time.
The team announced its affiliation to MLS on Sunday.
Candacs son Chris Cashews was named the team�s new head coach and general manager.
He was the first black player to lead an NHL team.
But he says he wants to change that.
We need to take a look at where we are and where we can be better, Chris thinks.
We think the best way to do that is to grow and invest in our community.
We are working to get more young people involved in our game, he says.
We do have a lot more young fans, he added.
Candacies family is going to continue looking to find new fans, even if it means not being a part.
They will keep going forward.
Candacea has had a tough time getting over the loss of her family and has struggled to get a job and find the right person to support her, she admits.
We can�t say that we�ve been able to put the past behind us, she acknowledges.
But Candace has found a new life.
She recently moved to Boston to live with her father and is excited to be back at work.
She plans to continue on as a social media and marketing professional and will help bring some excitement back to the fans of the Philadelphia Phantoms.
We would like to help the community grow and be a better organization, she adds.
I want to thank Candace for her incredible passion and her love for the game, Chris adds.
We will do everything we can to make sure she and her family get back together and stay involved.
Candaci Cashew is a reporter with The Associated Press.
Follow her on Twitter: @candacacia.