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Florida Panthers Foundation Announces Third Annual Ice & Dice Casino Night

Wednesday, 01.09.2008 / 2:52 PM / Community
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Florida Panthers Foundation Announces Third Annual Ice & Dice Casino Night
Signature Fundraiser presented by Publix Supermarkets

SUNRISE, FL – The Florida Panthers Foundation today announced plans for its Third Annual Ice & Dice Casino Night presented by Publix Supermarkets, to be held on Thursday, February 28 at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa.

The Third Annual Ice & Dice Casino Night will feature the entire Florida Panthers team serving as dealers at the Las Vegas-style event. Individual tickets to the event are $250, with each guest receiving $250 in gaming chips. The evening will feature a wonderful silent auction, amazing casino prizes and an exciting live auction.

Ice & Dice is also sponsored by Lexus, BankAtlantic, Jill and Cliff Viner – Vice Chairman Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Marleen & Harold Forkas, Steven D. Gelbard, M.D., P.A., Sziro Jewelry, the Miami Herald, HoneyBaked Ham, Marketing Depot USA, FSN Florida, Millennium Laser Eye Centers and Bud Light. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Florida Panthers Foundation and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood.

“The highlight of our fundraising year is our annual Ice & Dice Casino Night and I am proud to announce that this year’s event will be held at the Westin Diplomat,” said Executive Director Alaina Miller. “With the generous support of our presenting sponsor, Publix Super Markets, and our additional sponsors, this year’s Ice & Dice will be a memorable night full of surprises and incredible entertainment.”

"Publix is pleased to serve as the title sponsor for the Florida Panthers Third Annual Ice & Dice Casino Night," said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations for Publix Super Markets. "As a retailer dedicated to making our communities a better place and encouraging our youth to dream bigger, we support the mission of the Florida Panthers Foundation. This unique event allows two South Florida powerhouses the opportunity to bring entertainment for a good cause to our communities."   

Publix is owned and operated by its 143,000 associates, with 2006 sales of $21.6 billion. Currently Publix has 923 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 10 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s Web site, www.publix.com.

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 including 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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