Saves for Vets

The Florida Panthers and Amerant Bank are teaming up to support veterans throughout South Florida.

As the Official Bank of the Panthers, Amerant Bank will donate $40 for each save made by a Panthers goaltender throughout the regular season and playoffs through the "Saves for Vets" campaign. The funds generated by these saves will directly support veteran-focused nonprofit organizations within the South Florida area.

2023-24 Saves for Vets Playoff Tracker

Saves for Vets

2022-23 Final Saves For Vets Count

Amerant Saves for Vets 2022-23

The proceeds from the 2022-23 Amerant Bank x The Florida Panthers Saves for Vets campaign provided funding to the following military nonprofits:

  • Broward County Community Development Corporation
  • Chariots On Ice Sled Hockey
  • Faith-Hope-Love-Charities, Inc.
  • Heart2Heart Outreach of South Florida
  • Our Father's House Soup Kitchen Inc.
  • Rebuilding Together Broward County, Inc
  • Soldiers' Angels
  • The 22 Project, Inc

Saves For Vets: Announcement Day

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Matt Caldwell and Jerry Plush in front of waterway
Matt Caldwell, Jerry Plush, and Florida Panthers mascots and dance team
Matt Caldwell and Jerry Plush with an active U.S. Coast Guard service member

Veterans Leading The Panthers

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Vincent J. Viola

Chairman, Owner & Governor

Since his purchase of the Florida Panthers franchise in 2013, Mr. Viola's leadership, investments in the local community, and dedication to growing the game of hockey in the State of Florida have not only transformed the team's on-ice performance, but also helped to expand interest in the sport across the Sunshine State while making a positive impact in the lives of South Floridians.

A graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne, Air Assault, Infantry, and Ranger Schools, Mr. Viola served as an infantry officer in the 101st Airborne Division, and his dedication to the U.S. military additionally led to his creation of the Florida Panthers' Heroes Among Us program, which has honored hundreds of veterans, and counting, since its inception in 2013.

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Matthew Caldwell

President, CEO & Alternate Governor

A U.S. Army veteran and former Vice President at Goldman Sachs, Caldwell first joined the Panthers as Chief Operating Officer in 2014.

A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Caldwell went on to serve five years as a U.S. Army Captain where he conducted combat operations in Iraq, led peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, and trained soldiers preparing for deployment in Germany.

Bryce Hollweg

Chief Operating Officer

Hollweg was named the Chief Operating Officer of the Florida Panthers in July 2022 after serving as the organization's Executive Vice President since April 2021.

Following his graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Hollweg served 10 years as a US Army Officer. His military career included assignments in Belgium, Germany, Afghanistan and South Korea, and culminated as a Professor of Military Science and Leadership at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Rob Stevenson

Executive Vice President of People and Facilities

Stevenson was named Executive Vice President of People and Facilities in July 2022 after serving as the Florida Panthers Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sunrise Sports & Entertainment Facilities for one season.

After graduating from Navy Officer Candidate School, Stevenson served two tours in Afghanistan with SEAL Team TWO, earning a Bronze Star Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army and Navy Commendation Medals. He is currently a Lieutenant Commander serving as an Executive Officer of the SEAL Navy Reserve Unit at SEAL Team Eighteen.

About Amerant Bank

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Amerant Bank

Amerant Bank, N.A., is the largest community bank headquartered in Florida and the main subsidiary of Amerant Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTB), with a presence across South Florida and in Tampa, FL, and Houston, TX. The bank has been serving clients for over 40 years, both domestically and abroad, and comprises subsidiaries Amerant Investments and Amerant Mortgage. Rooted in the communities it serves, Amerant Bank supports numerous non-profit, charitable and arts organizations. For news and updates, visit the Amerant Newsroom. For more information about Amerant Bank, visit and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn @AmerantBank.