SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers announced today that the club has entered a multi-year partnership with Spectra Baby USA.
"We're thrilled to partner with Spectra Baby USA in creating the first dedicated nursing lounge at BB&T Center," said Florida Panthers Director of Corporate Partnerships Anthony Hill. "Spectra Baby USA is committed to providing high quality products and customer care and we hope this provides a comfortable, safe space at BB&T Center for mothers to nurse."
The new Spectra Pumping Lounge outside of Section 310/311 on the Upper Level concourse at BB&T Center will feature a comfortable space fully equipped with a fridge, recliners, curtained off privacy sections, pillows, blankets, cubbies, wipes, stocked magazine rack for mothers to feel comfortable and safe while nursing. "We are incredibly excited to see this project with the BB&T Center come to light. This is the first dedicated nursing and pumping lounge at the arena and we are thrilled to unveil this beautiful space," said Spectra BabyUSA CEO Heidi Humphries. "Breastfeeding and pumping moms will now be able to pump and nurse comfortably and in style while attending one of their favorite events. Normalizing this journey and helping moms has always been our mission. The forward-thinking team from the BB&T Center has made this possible."
In addition, Spectra Baby USA will be the presenting sponsor of Hockey N' Heels on Nov. 8 when the Panthers host the Edmonton Oilers at 7 p.m. The evening includes a cocktail hour followed by a networking event where women have the opportunity to hear from top female executives in the sports and entertainment industry. Tickets are available at https://groupmatics.events/event/HockeyNheels.
About Florida Panthers Hockey Club & BB&T Center
The Florida Panthers entered the National Hockey League in 1993, becoming one of the most successful first-year expansion teams in history. By just their third season, the Panthers reached the 1996 Stanley Cup Final in memorable fashion during their 'Year of the Rat' run as fans in South Florida littered the ice with rubber rats in celebration of goals and wins. In 1998, the Panthers moved from Miami Arena to their current home in Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center, where the club has won two division titles (2011-12 & 2015-16), hosted the NHL Draft twice (2001 & 2015) and the NHL All-Star Game in 2003. Led by owner Vincent J. Viola since Sept. 27, 2013, the organization has placed an emphasis on building a winning culture in South Florida and becoming stewards of its community. Under President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon and Head Coach Bob Boughner, the Panthers have grown into a fast, dynamic and exciting team boasting talented young All-Stars Aleksander Barkov, Aaron Ekblad and Vincent Trocheck, world-class goaltender Roberto Luongo, proven goal scorers Evgenii Dadonov and Mike Hoffman and an up-and-coming group of prospects set to make the club contenders for years to come.
About Spectra Baby USA
Owned and operated by fellow moms and registered nurses, Spectra Baby USA is committed to supporting every mother on the beautiful journey of breastfeeding. Their double electric breast pumps are designed to bring comfort and confidence to every moment you share with your little one. From their unique Natural Nursing Technology to their one-of-a-kind customer care, you can count on Spectra to be right there with you, every step of the way.