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Florida Panthers Distribute Holiday Meals to Nearly 400 Families

Friday, 11.16.2007 / 10:48 AM ET / Community
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Florida Panthers Distribute Holiday Meals to Nearly 400 Families
SUNRISE, Fla. – On Wednesday, Nov. 14 the staff of Sunrise Sports & Entertainment and members of the Florida Panthers hockey club distributed nearly 400 meals to families in need at the Cooperative Feeding Program in Fort Lauderdale. Florida Panthers players Nathan Horton, Brett & Brenna McLean, Steve Montador and Mike & Amber Van Ryn joined the Ice Dancers by Sziro Jewelry and Stanley C. Panther in distributing meals.

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Families received a box of food containing such Thanksgiving items as stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and a turkey courtesy of the Florida Panthers Foundation and HoneyBaked Ham.

“It is important for us, as professional athletes, to be mindful of those that may be less fortunate, especially around the holidays,” Horton said. “That said, myself and my teammates were more than happy to participate in this wonderful program, to lend a hand, and hopefully, have a positive impact on needy families during this holiday season.”

“It was a truly remarkable to be able to help nearly 400 families have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday,” said Executive Director Alaina Miller. “Our fans once again demonstrated their generosity and donated an impressive amount of food at our food drives at the BankAtlantic Center. I would also like to thank the staff as well as our players and the Florida Panthers wives and girlfriends for assisting us in this important cause.”

During Florida Panthers home games through Nov. 12, fans had an opportunity to donate food items for the ‘Panthers Day of Sharing’ at the Cooperative Feeding Program on Nov. 14.  The entire staff of Sunrise Sports & Entertainment, select Panthers players and their wives/girlfriends then volunteered at the Cooperative Feeding Program on Wednesday and helped serve food, unload trucks, stock the pantries, clean the kitchen, and make Thanksgiving boxes for families in need. 

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

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has been named as a preferred beneficiary of the Florida Panthers Foundation. The hospital will receive $500 from the Foundation for every Panthers goal scored at the BankAtlantic Center during the 2007-08 season.

Over the past year the Florida Panthers Foundation has donated funds to the following organizations:  The Andy Roddick Foundation, the Transplant Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Goldie’s Gang, Deliver the Dream and the Jewish National Fund.

Additionally, 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, Kids in Distress, American Jewish Community, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Rock and Wrap It Up!.

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 two monthly South Florida publications: Unrestricted and Panthers Insider.

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B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
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