Florida Panthers Foundation Enjoys Successful April

Wednesday, 05.9.2007 / 5:10 PM ET / Community
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Florida Panthers Foundation Enjoys Successful April
Foundation Introduces New Fundraising Initiatives

SUNRISE, FL – The Florida Panthers Foundation had an incredibly successful month of April in which it introduced a number of new fundraising initiatives including the highly successful Lucky Ducky event, which coincided with the first Cats Cookout of the summer on April 26. 

The Lucky Ducky event raised over $1,200 for local children’s charities in South Florida. Fans had the opportunity to purchase a duck for the chance to win autographed Florida Panthers merchandise or tickets to upcoming shows at the BankAtlantic Center.

“I am very encouraged by the success of our Lucky Ducky event, as it proves that our fans are responding to our innovative fundraising ideas,” said Foundation Executive Director Alaina Miller. “We will continue to work on coming up with new, exciting ideas to raise more money for the children of South Florida. I would like to thank our fans for their generous support, as they continue to prove that Florida Panthers fans are some of the most generous fans in the NHL.

The Foundation will introduce its Panther Pail fundraising event at the next Cats Cookout on Tuesday May 15 at the BankAtlantic Center. During this event, fans will have the opportunity to throw a beach ball into pails of various sizes for a chance to win various prizes, including autographed Panthers merchandise.

The Florida Panthers Foundation supported various charities in April by sponsoring the following events and making donations to the following organizations:
•    The Work – Life Balance Institute for Women
•    American Heart Association
•    Boys and Girls Clubs of Boca Raton
•    The Transplant Foundation

Over the past year the Florida Panthers Foundation has donated Florida Panthers game tickets and auction items including team-signed jerseys and sticks and Zamboni rides to various South Florida charities. Recipients include: Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Broward County, American Cancer Society, JAFCO, Homestead Air Reserve, Soref JCC, Boys & Girls Club, Miami Disadvantaged Youth, Dept. of Naval Science, American Jewish Community, City of Plantation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, H.O.P.E., Camelot Community Center, Stellar Kids, the Andy Roddick Foundation and Rock and Wrap It Up!.

For more information about any of the player charities or the Panthers Foundation please contact Alaina Miller at (954) 835-7730 or millera@sselive.com.

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Home to more than 185 events annually and the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the BankAtlantic Center is consistently a top 15 worldwide venue according to Pollstar. The BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year and is also the home of the Sinatra Theatre presented by BankAtlantic and three monthly South Florida publications: Live On Stage Credentials, Unrestricted and Panthers Insider.

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
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A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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