Florida Panthers Foundation Announces Face-Off Luncheon

First Major Fundraiser of the Season presented by AvMed Health Plan

Wednesday, 07.30.2008 / 10:02 AM ET / Community
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Florida Panthers Foundation Announces Face-Off Luncheon
Brett McLean (Tenille Lively)
SUNRISE, FL – The Florida Panthers Foundation today announced plans for the Second Annual Face-Off Luncheon, presented by AvMed Health Plans, which will be held on Tuesday, October 7 at the Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton from 12 pm to 1:30 pm.

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The Luncheon will feature speeches from General Manager Jacques Martin and Head Coach Peter DeBoer outlining the upcoming season and their expectations for the 2008-09 Florida Panthers. Fans will enjoy a gourmet meal as a Panthers player or coach will join each table for lunch. More than 450 guests attended last year’s sold out event and the Foundation expects the event to sell out for the second consecutive year.

Individual tickets are $100 and will include a voucher for four Club level tickets to a Florida Panthers home game in October during the 2008-09 season, excluding Opening Night. Tables of 10 will also be available for purchase for $900 and each guest will also receive a voucher for four Club level tickets to a Florida Panthers home game in October during the 2008-09 season, excluding Opening Night.

“I am proud to announce that our Second Annual Face-Off Luncheon will be held at Woodfield Country Club on October 7,” said Executive Director Alaina Miller. “With the generous support of our presenting sponsor, AvMed Health Plans, and our associate sponsors, Mayors, Morgan Stanley, Boca Raton Florist, Print Basics and Steven D. Gelbard, M.D., P.A., the Face-Off Luncheon is a great way to introduce the 2008-09 Florida Panthers to the South Florida community while raising money for South Florida children’s charities.”

"The Florida Panthers are a great organization and we are happy to be their partner in this event. AvMed Health Plans shares the Panthers' commitment to the families of South Florida," said Ed Hannum, AvMed Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

AvMed Health Plans is the Official Health Plan of the Florida Panthers. Headquartered in Miami, AvMed has been serving Florida businesses for over 35 years. AvMed offers a diverse portfolio with customized plans defined by personal service.

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 2008-09 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 Sawgrass Live presented by BankAtlantic and three publications Unrestricted (South Florida & New York) 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

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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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