Florida Panthers Foundation Readies for '96 Reunion Weekend

Tuesday, 07.24.2007 / 4:34 PM ET / Community
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Florida Panthers Foundation Readies for \'96 Reunion Weekend
Foundation Plans to Sell Unique Merchandise

SUNRISE, FL – The Florida Panthers Foundation has announced their fundraising plans for the Seminole Tribe of Florida ’96 Reunion Weekend. The Foundation plans to offer fans the opportunity to purchase unique memorabilia from the Panthers’ famed run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996.

The Foundation will be hosting four different fundraising activities:
•    Selling rats in sets of three for $10
•    Selling Bill Lindsay and Valeri Bure signed bobbleheads
•    Selling memorabilia of the players who will be participating in the ’96 Reunion game, including posters, photos and jerseys
•    Allowing fans to take photos with the Prince of Wales trophy and Doug MacLean, coach of the 1995-96 Florida Panthers, for a $5 donation to the Foundation

“We are excited to be a part of this remarkable reunion and to be offering fans a chance to own a piece of history,” said Foundation Executive Director Alaina Miller. “As we outline our efforts at the Seminole Tribe of Florida ’96 Reunion Weekend we are also focusing our efforts on the inaugural Face-Off Luncheon presented by AvMed Health Plans.”

The Face-Off Luncheon presented by AvMed Health Plans and additionally sponsored by IKEA, is set for Monday, September 24, 2007 at the Woodfield County Club in Boca Raton. Registration will begin at 11:30 am and the luncheon will begin at 12:00 pm. The entire Florida Panthers team and coaching staff will be in attendance, making this event the first event attended by the 2007-08 Florida Panthers of the season.

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 the Panthers Foundation please contact Alaina Miller at (954) 835-7730 or millera@sselive.com.

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