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Dr. Robert Ballard, Discoverer Of The Titanic, To Speak At BB&T Center On Thursday, Feb. 6

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that acclaimed professor, explorer and oceanographer, Dr. Robert Ballard, will speak about his life and experiences – including the discovery of the Titanic - on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m in the BB&T Center’s Chairman’s Club. The event will take place prior to the Panthers vs. Red Wings game.

This exclusive speaking engagement is offered to Season Seat Owners as well as those purchasing a special ticket package that includes the lecture and a ticket to the game.

“We are honored to have Dr. Robert Ballard speak at the BB&T Center prior to the Panthers-Red Wings game on Thursday,” said SSE President & CEO Michael R Yormark (@PanthersYormark). “He is an American hero whose discovery of the Titanic is one of the biggest moments in history and we are thrilled for him to speak to our fans.”

A former United States Navy Officer, Dr. Ballard is currently a professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Ballard is an expert in underwater archaeology and is most widely known for his discovery of the RMS Titanic in 1985 as well as a host of other shipwrecks throughout the 1980’s and 90’s. At present, Dr. Ballard is leading an expedition on the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, which was generously donated by Florida Panthers owner Vincent Viola.

For questions, please contact The Client Management Team at (954) 835-8471. To purchase tickets, call 954-835-PUCK.

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Florida Panthers Social Media is powered by Ford - follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Home to the Florida Panthers Hockey Club and internationally recognized concerts and events, the Broward County-owned BB&T Center is one of the top ranked venues of its kind in the world.

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