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Panthers Foundation Named Outstanding Foundation By The National Philanthropy Day Awards

Foundation’s Efforts to Fight Pediatric Cancer Honored

Thursday, 08.02.2012 / 12:40 PM / Community
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SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment today announced that the Florida Panthers Foundation has been named Outstanding Foundation as part of the 25th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards, presented by Signature Grand. The Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals made the announcement after Broward Health Foundation nominated the Florida Panthers Foundation, thanks in part to the Panthers’ active role at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital and its eighth-floor pediatric oncology wing.

“We’re incredibly honored to have the Panthers Foundation receive such a prestigious award as we support the fight against pediatric cancer,” said Panthers General Partner and Chairman of the Florida Panthers Foundation Cliff Viner. “This recognizes the hard work of the employees and Board of our Foundation, the employees of Sunrise Sports & Entertainment, and the staff of the many wonderful charities and hospitals we work with.”

The general public nominated outstanding Broward philanthropists whose contributions have made a significant impact in the organizations they serve and the community as a whole. The Florida Panthers Foundation will be one of eight awards honored at a noon luncheon presented by Signature Grand on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Signature Grand in Davie.

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclomation officially recognizing National Philanthropy Day. Since then, the day has been recognized by numerous states, provincial and local governements across North America, including the Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter of AFP. Over the past 24 years, the Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter has honored more than 100 individuals and organizations for their significant philanthropic contributions to the local community.

The mission of the Florida Panthers Foundation is to build a better future for the children of South Florida. Through philanthropic partnerships, grants, donations and community outreach programs, the Foundation maintains a focus on children’s health, fitness, education and cultural needs. During the 2010 season the Florida Panthers Foundation implemented the Panthers Pledge for Pediatric Cancer, which outlines our determined efforts to support children and families battling pediatric cancer.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 76 16 22 -14 38
S. Upshall 76 15 22 1 37
B. Campbell 82 7 30 -6 37
B. Boyes 78 21 15 -6 36
S. Bergenheim 62 16 13 -16 29
J. Huberdeau 69 9 19 -5 28
T. Fleischmann 80 8 20 -18 28
T. Gilbert 73 3 25 -5 28
B. Pirri 49 13 12 6 25
A. Barkov 54 8 16 -3 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 25 23 7 .919 2.40
S. Clemmensen 6 7 1 .896 3.09
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