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Cats & Coffee: A Party in Fort Lauderdale

by Jameson Olive / @JamesonCoop / FloridaPanthers.com

Good morning and welcome to "Cats & Coffee," a weekly segment presented by Community Coffee in which we get you caffeinated with an exciting look at the week ahead for the Florida Panthers.

There's a party in Fort Lauderdale this weekend, and everyone's invited!

The Florida Panthers will officially kick off their season of silver celebrations with the unveiling of the club's 25th anniversary logo on Friday, June 15 in Fort Lauderdale (stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook for coverage.)

But, of course, the real party will start when the sun goes down.

After the logo unveiling, the Panthers encourage all fans to come to SW 2nd Street (Himmarshee) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to celebrate the new logo with a special happy hour event. In addition to being surrounded by fellow fans, the event will also have food and drink specials at participating bars and restaurants.

There will also be select merchandise available to purchase at the party, so make sure to get there early if you want to be one of the first fans in South Florida to rock the team's new 25th anniversary logo.

For more information about this silver anniversary shindig, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/389342914891967/.

ON TOUR

The Panthers' inaugural summer reading tour is already in full swing.

In conjunction with Broward County Libraries and the Broward Public Library Foundation, the Panthers are visiting 11 area libraries from June-August, with special guests, alumni and personalities serving as guest readers at each stop.

This past week, goaltender Roberto Luongo and broadcaster Bill Lindsay kicked off the tour, reading hockey-themed picture books to groups of captivated young children at the North Lauderdale Saraniero Library and Stirling Road Library.

By sharing a bit of fiction, the Panthers hope to also create some new fans.

"That's where it all begins," Luongo said.

The next stop on the tour will be on Tuesday, July 10 at the Dan Pearl Library in Sunrise. For more information about the tour, please visit https://www.nhl.com/panthers/community/readingtour.

Video: Broward County Summer Reading Tour: Roberto Luongo

BEST FRIENDS

Who are your favorite Panthers missing the most this summer? For #NationalBestFriendsDay, we decided to find out. 

Video: Best Friends Day

CATS IN THE COMMUNITY

Tweet from @BrowardLibrary: Next stop for the #SummerReadingTour: Stirling Road Branch. Today 1PM - 4PM. Come join the festivities with special guest #FlaPanthers alumni/analyst Bill Lindsay, Stanley C. Panther and Panther Patrol.https://t.co/9hqRdtZ8Ly #LibrariesRock pic.twitter.com/8zXoR5n6Ye

Tweet from @FlaPanthersCARE: Today���s Summer Reading Tour special Guest reader is @LindsayBHockey! pic.twitter.com/PCBL1Ga7zB

Tweet from @StanleyCPanther: Last day of school for #MSD, so Luuuuuu-ongo, the @ROARCorps and I are out enjoying the Florida ���� weather. @HITS973 #msdstrong pic.twitter.com/4U7zoafaz8

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