One of the pillars of the Florida Panthers is community involvement. When Hurricane Irma struck the state of Florida, the Panthers were proud to help and assist in getting our community back on its feet.
In partnering with our corporate sponsor JetBlue, over 20,000 South Florida residents were provided with free hot meals days after the storm. Panthers players, such as Mike Matheson and Nick Bjugstad volunteered to serve food from the trucks during the two days they were housed at BB&T Center.
Panthers President and CEO Matthew Caldwell organized staff to travel out into the community, handing out pre-packed meals and water to those residents most affected by the storm.
In continuation of the Panthers efforts, South Florida Ford organized a supply drive for people to donate much-needed supplies to the Florida Keys. Caldwell, along with Panthers staff and volunteers, traveled in a convoy from BB&T Center to the Florida Keys, delivering over 80 pallets of supplies to areas devastated by Hurricane Irma.
We urge all staff, fans and members of our extended Panthers family to volunteer with us throughout our South Florida community and unite as One Territory.