Florida Panthers Foundation Completes Successful July

Tuesday, 08.7.2007 / 10:37 AM ET / Community
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Florida Panthers Foundation Completes Successful July
Foundation Raises over $10,000 during “The Weekend of the Rat”

SUNRISE, FL – During the month of July, the Florida Panthers Foundation raised over $11,000, including the highly profitable fundraising activities surrounding the Seminole Tribe of Florida ’96 Panthers Reunion Weekend.

The Foundation allowed fans to purchase the famous toy rats from the Panthers’ storied run to the 1996 Stanley Cup Finals during the ’96 Reunion Weekend. Additionally, the Foundation offered fans the opportunity to purchase various memorabilia including: Bill Lindsay and Valeri Bure bobbleheads, jerseys and posters from former Panthers players and more.

During the Cats Cookout on July 9, the Foundation hosted Panther Pops, a unique fundraising event that allowed fans to win impressive prizes by purchasing lollipops off of a lollipop tree. Winnings lollipops were marked with a colored stem and prizes included tickets to upcoming events at the BankAtlantic Center and signed memorabilia.

“We are deeply honored to have been allowed to take part in the Seminole Tribe of Florida ’96 Panthers Reunion Weekend by selling rats from the Cats’ miracle run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996,” said Executive Director Alaina Miller. “The staggering success of our fundraisers in the month of July allows us to focus our efforts on preparing for September’s 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 of the season attended by the 2007-08 Florida Panthers.

The Florida Panthers Foundation supported various charities in July by donating over $20,000 worth of silent auction items, including Panthers tickets, concert tickets and signed memorabilia to the following organizations:
•    Christmas In July, including an appearance from Panthers RW Nathan Horton
•    St. Jude Children’s Hospital fundraiser, held at Dillard’s in the Galleria Mall, including an appearance by Panthers D Mike Van Ryn
•    Donation of a suite to the ’96 Reunion Game to SOS Children’s Village
•    Special Kids Network

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.

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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

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
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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