Florida Panthers Foundation Announces Inaugural Golf Classic

Tuesday, 10.23.2007 / 10:29 AM ET / Community
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Florida Panthers Foundation Announces Inaugural Golf Classic
Second Major Fundraiser of the Season presented by Hyundai

SUNRISE, FL – The Florida Panthers Foundation today announced plans for its Inaugural Golf Classic presented by Hyundai, to be held on Monday, January 14 at Weston Hills Country Club in Weston, Florida. The Inaugural Golf Classic is additionally sponsored by IKEA, Sziro Jewelry, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Dr. Steven D. Gelbard, M.D., P.A.

The Inaugural Golf Classic will feature the entire Florida Panthers team teeing it up with fans on the Tour Course at Weston Hills Country Club. Golfers will enjoy gourmet catering and beverages on the course as well as an extravagant gift bag.

Individual golfing spots are $400 and foursomes are available for $1,500. Each golfer will receive a voucher for four Lexus Club Level tickets to a Florida Panthers home game in February excluding Feb. 1 and Feb. 13.

“Our Inaugural Golf Classic is a great way for fans to interact with our players while playing one of South Florida’s most prestigious golf courses,” said Executive Director Alaina Miller. “With the generous support of our presenting sponsor, Hyundai, and our associate sponsors, IKEA, Sziro Jewelry, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Dr. Steven D. Gelbard, M.D, P.A., the Inaugural Golf Classic promises to be an exciting event for both the fans and the Panthers players, coaches and broadcasters.”

"The South Florida Hyundai Dealers Association is proud to partner with the Florida Panthers Foundation to support South Florida Children's charities" said Rick Case, South Florida Hyundai Dealers Advertising Association.  "Not only are we looking forward to an exciting tournament, we hope to help raise a great deal of money for children in need here in the South Florida community."

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.

The Florida Panthers Foundation mission is to assist non-profit organizations which focus on healthcare, education and cultural needs of children and families through corporate partnerships, philanthropic grants and unique resources.   Through teamwork, interaction and dedication, the Florida Panthers Foundation works to bring together a wealth of talent on and off the ice to build a better future for the people of South Florida.

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