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Florida Panthers Community Champions

Moss Construction

Under the leadership of Florida Panthers Ownership Vincent J. Viola and Douglas A. Cifu, Community outreach and involvement are part of the makeup of the Florida Panthers foundation and organization. Launched prior to the 2016-17 Season, the Community Champions program presented by MOSS & Associates, LLC and MOSS Foundation commits $5 Million over five years to charitable organizations throughout South Florida.

During the inaugural year of the Community Champions Grant Program, the Panthers were able to give out $1 million to local organizations. Several of these organizations have already used their grants to make a difference in the community:

ARC Broward: Funds granted are being used to obtain equipment for a new outdoor fitness playground for approximately 200 children ages 10 through 22 who have severe Autism and concurrent severe behavior disorders.

Honor Flight South Florida: Funds granted were used to send WWII and Korean Veterans on an Honor Flight this year. Veterans were able to visit the memorials in Washington DC to honor all that they have done for our country.

Florida Scholastic Hockey League: Funds granted were used to enhance the high school hockey experience to improve player skill levels, fund five scholarships, establish a Leadership Academy and subsidize the Showcase team.

Palm Beach Zoo and Zoo Miami: Funds granted were used to help in the continued care of the Florida Panther that resides at each zoo and to raise awareness of this endangered species.

The Florida Panthers Foundation focuses on building the game of hockey for children, supporting health and education initiatives for children, advocating for and supporting veterans' issues and raising awareness about the endangered Florida panther.

2016-17 Community Champion Recipients

Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers, Inc.

Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County

Alexander Sandy Nininger State Veterans Nursing Home

American Heart Association

Autism Speaks South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida Foundation

Best Buddies International

Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

Broward Housing Solutions

Broward Navy Days, Inc.

Burger King McLamore Foundation

Canine Assisted Therapy, Inc.

Children's Services Council of Broward County

Communities in Schools of Miami and Palm Beach Counties

Florida Panthers Alumni Association

Florida Scholastics Hockey League

Friends of Fisher House, Inc.

Goldie's Gang

HANDY, Inc.

Harvest Drive, Inc.

Honor Flight South Florida

HOPE South Florida

Incredible Ice, LLC

Jason Taylor Foundation

JDF16 Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Lauderdale Lakes Foundation

Marian Center School and Services, Inc.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

National Scholastic Chess Foundation, Inc.

Nova Southeastern University

Operation Lift Hope, Inc.

Palm Beach County Food Bank

Robert Bethel American Legion Post 220, Inc.

SOS Children's Village- Florida

Sunrise Relay for Life

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Honda Classic: Children's Healthcare Charity

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

Trees of Hope

YMCA of South Florida

Zoo Miami Foundation