SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers are proud to announce that the ninth season of their 'Heroes Among Us' program presented by CITY Furniture is now accepting hero nominations for the 2021-22 season.
'Heroes Among Us' has been a beloved program of the Florida Panthers Foundation since its inception in 2013. The program gives the South Florida community the opportunity to nominate and honor someone who has served or is currently serving in any branch of the United States military.
"Throughout these past eight seasons, the 'Heroes Among Us' program has brought us touching and impactful stories that have resonated with our community and our Panther fans," said Senior Director of the Florida Panthers Foundation & Community Relations, John Colombo. "We're humbled to honor these military heroes and their families at BB&T Center each night as we thank them for their service and dedication to our country."
During each Panthers' home game, an honoree is recognized prior to the singing of the national anthem, celebrated with an in-game video feature sharing their story, and presented with an honorary Panthers jersey. Throughout its previous eight seasons, the program has proudly honored over 300 military heroes.
Video: 'Heroes Among Us' 2021-22
CITY Furniture has been involved with the 'Heroes Among Us' initiative for over 3 years, and they are proud to continue their commitment as the presenting sponsor for the 2021-22 season.
President of CITY Furniture, Andrew Koenig, adds, "We have a ton of respect and appreciation for our military service members. Being able to recognize them for their service, on the ice alongside one of our favorite local teams, is a huge honor, and one that we're extremely proud to be a part of."
Fans are invited to nominate a hero or learn more about the program by visiting FloridaPanthers.com/HeroesAmongUs.
The Florida Panthers Foundation supports four main pillars which include: veterans' issues, growing the sport of youth hockey, supporting children's health & education and raising awareness for the endangered Florida panther. Follow the Florida Panthers Foundation at @FlaPanthersCARE on Twitter for the latest news and events.
Learn how you can join Panthers Territory today! Call 954-835-PUCK, click here or visit FloridaPanthers.com/TerritoryMemberships for more information or to book a private tour of BB&T Center.
CITY Furniture operates 20 showrooms from Miami through Vero Beach, and in Southwest and Central Florida, as well as 14 Ashley HomeStore showrooms as the brand's Southeast and Southwest Florida licensee. For information, visit www.cityfurniture.com.