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Florida Panthers and JetBlue to Host Hockey Clinic in Dominican Republic

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla – The Florida Panthers announced today that they have partnered with JetBlue and the Dominican Republic to visit Santo Domingo from Sept. 8-10, as part of the club’s youth hockey and community outreach initiatives.

Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck, Cats alumni and Television Analyst Randy Moller, Stanley C. Panther and Panthers staff members will all take part in the team’s community outreach event.

As part of their visit, the Panthers will visit sick patients at CURE Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 9 and host a youth street hockey clinic at King’s School for 75-100 students.

“We are thrilled to partner with JetBlue in this unique opportunity to bring hockey to the Dominican Republic,” said Panthers Vice President of Corporate Partnerships Greg Rieber. “The Panthers and JetBlue’s previous outreach initiatives in the Bahamas and Puerto Rico have been great successes. We look forward to continuing our community efforts and making a positive impact in Santo Domingo.”

JetBlue, the Official Airline Partner of BB&T Center and the Florida Panthers, will provide complimentary roundtrip airfare for the trip. JetBlue and the Panthers have partnered together promoting youth hockey and community outreach in the Caribbean for the last four years, previously hosting two clinics in Puerto Rico and hosting last year’s clinic in the Bahamas.

"We're committed to giving back to the communities we serve. We're the largest airline in the Dominican Republic and we're continuing to grow in South Florida. It's important to us to provide assistance on a local level in all our cities," said Nicole Tesser, JetBlue Regional Marketing Manager, Southeast Region. "Through our partnership with the Florida Panthers, we are able to help really make a difference."

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