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Commit2BFit A Huge Success for Panthers

Monday, 04.3.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Commit2BFit A Huge Success for Panthers\r\n

Over 1400 Panther Fans Participated in Activities Prior to Panthers/Lightning Game on Saturday

More than 600 South Florida-area children took part in the Florida Panthers Foundation's Commit 2B Fit program on the Spirit Airlines Funway before the Panthers-Tampa Bay game at the BankAtlantic Center on Saturday, April 1.

"The Panthers Foundation recognizes that health & fitness is an important part of every child's life," said Vice President of Community Development Randy Moller. "For that reason, the Commit 2B Fit program continues to be one of our most important and successful events."

Hosted by the Panthers Foundation, the Florida Department of Citrus, Beasley Marketing Group, BankAtlantic, and the Broward County School Board, the fitness awareness event was an opportunity to take part in a series of fun, athletic activities. In addition to the 600 children, Over 1,400 Panthers fans participated in the activities as well.

Children earned a special Commit 2B Fit charm for competing in various activities, including the Athletic Academy's Obstacle Course, jump rope and a climbing rock wall. In addition, dieticians and nutritionists were on site to answer questions about how families can make the transition to healthy living.

"On behalf of the Commit 2B Fit program and our presenting sponsor, the Florida Department of Citrus, we would like to thank the Florida Panthers for hosting such a tremendous event," said Susan Hunt, Senior Account Executive for Commit 2B Fit. "Close to 800 kids went through the Commit 2B Fit exhibition and participated in the various activities which far exceeded our expectations. The smiles from both the children and their parents were evident as they learned that staying fit can be FUN. We look forward to the opportunity to do more events like this in the future."

Commit 2B Fit is a children's health initiative to encourage better nutrition and increased physical activity. With fun ideas and simple solutions for kids and families to get active and suggestions for great tasting snacks and fast, nutritious meals, the website, www.commit2bfit.org is designed as a resource for parents, teens, and kids to help them maintain and begin a healthy lifestyle.

The next Panthers Foundation event is the "Shirts Off Our Backs" night when the Florida Panthers play the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday, April 18 at the BankAtlantic Center. During the game fans will bid through a silent auction for the chance to go down to the Panthers bench and receive an autographed game worn jersey from a Panthers player.

The player will literally take the jersey off his back, autograph it and take a photo with the winning fan. All the money collected goes directly to the Sun-Sentinel Children's Fund, part of the McCormick Tribune Foundation that provides grants to more than 148 non-profit organizations in South Florida annually.

For information on Panthers Foundation initiatives, please call Dave Arias at 954-835-7728.

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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