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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.

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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