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Panthers Head Coach Kevin and Annie Dineen Selected as Honorees for Annual Book of Hope Luncheon to Benefit Crohn’s & Colitis

Dineens to be Recognized at Luncheon on Monday, Mar. 11 in Boca Raton

Thursday, 03.07.2013 / 5:39 PM / News
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Panthers Head Coach Kevin and Annie Dineen Selected as Honorees for Annual Book of Hope Luncheon to Benefit Crohn\u2019s & Colitis

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that Panthers Head Coach Kevin Dineen along with his wife Annie have been selected as honorees for the 23rd Annual Book of Hope Luncheon to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. The luncheon will take place on Monday, March 11 at Boca Raton Resort and Club, beginning at 10:30 am with a silent auction and continuing with the lunch portion at noon.

“I am extremely grateful to be nominated as an honoree at the Book of Hope Luncheon,” said Kevin Dineen. “Although I was diagnosed with Crohn’s and Colitis more than 20 years ago, it has not stopped me from achieving my goals and dreams as player and coach in National Hockey League.  Through events like the luncheon, we continue to help the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America raise awareness for this disease, as well as fundraising support as we look for a cure.”

At 22 years-old, Kevin Dineen was diagnosed with Crohn’s and Colitis, while playing in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers. Since his diagnosis, Dineen has become an advocate for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, serving a role model, spokesperson and inspiration for others suffering from Crohn’s and Colitis.

The Dineens joins a prestigious list of former honorees such as Bonnie and Gary Scharf; The Cleveland Clinic, Jordan Zimmerman; PR/Advertising, Ray Fererro Jr.; President of Nova Southeastern University, Jim Moran of JM Family Enterprises, William Knight, Marcy and Art Falcone and David Samson; President of the Florida Marlins.

A third round draft pick of the Hartford Whalers in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, Dineen played in 1,188 career National Hockey League games with Hartford (1984-91 & 1995-97), Philadelphia (1991-95), Carolina (1997-99), Ottawa (1999-2000) and Columbus (2000-03). Throughout his 19-year NHL playing career, he scored 355 goals with 405 assists and 2,229 PIM. He also served as team captain while playing for Philadelphia, Hartford and Carolina. 

Dineen appeared in two NHL All-Star Games while playing for Hartford (1988 & 1989). Dineen was also named the 90-91 NHL Man-of-the-Year and was a three-time finalist for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (1995, 2001 & 2002).  Prior to leading the Panthers to their first Southeast Division title last season, he spent six seasons as head coach of the Portland Pirates (AHL), where his teams won a pair of division titles, while advancing to the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals twice.

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America finances research and spreads awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, as well as finding a cure and how to improve the quality of life for those who live with these conditions. The CCFA has provided more than $150 million for Crohn’s and Colitis research since 1967.

For more information or to attend the event you can log onto http://online.ccfa.org/bookofhope.

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