CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - The Florida Panthers announced today in partnership with the Coral Springs Community Chest, that the club's alumni will face off against the first responders of Coral Springs in the second 'Pucks for Bucks' charity hockey game. The game will take place at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs, on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 1 P.M.
Florida Panthers alumni Tomas Fleischmann, Ed Jovanovski, Bryan McCabe, Bill Lindsay, Shawn Thornton and more are expected to lace up their skates for the alumni squad.
"The Florida Panthers are thrilled to partner with the Coral Springs Community Chest in hosting the second Puck for Bucks charity hockey game," said Panthers Vice President of Broadcasting and Panthers Alumni Randy Moller. "With the overwhelming support from our alumni, we thank the first responders of Broward County for their service to the community. We are very excited to have our alumni and the first responders hit the ice together and provide the community with another fun and exciting hockey game for a great cause."
Encouraged donations for general admission tickets to the event are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children under the age of five will receive free admission. Tickets are available at the Panthers IceDen and can be purchased online at PanthersIceDen.com.
"We are pleased to once again partner with the Coral Springs Community Chest and the Florida Panthers to bring this entertaining event to Coral Springs," said Interim Chief of the Coral Springs Police Department Shawn Backer. "We look forward to an exciting game with the Panthers alumni and raising money to support local charities".
In addition to the hockey game, there will be a Chinese auction with prizes and an autograph session with Panthers alumni. The Panther Patrol will have activation activities for fans outside during the day. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Coral Springs Community Chest.
Coral Springs Community Chest, a 501 non-profit organization, was founded in 1988 on the premise that community resources should provide for community needs. There is no paid staff, so 98 percent of the funds raised are reinvested back into the community. Coral Springs Community Chest has generated almost two million dollars for non-profit organizations that have services and programs benefiting Coral Springs residents.