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Florida Panthers Foundation Announces Select-A-Stick Night

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Fundraiser to be held on Friday, November 23

SUNRISE, FL – The Florida Panthers Foundation today announced plans for its inaugural “Select-A-Stick Night” fundraising event. This fundraiser will be held on Friday, November 23 as the Panthers take on the visiting New York Rangers at the BankAtlantic Center.

The Foundation will only offer 140 mini sticks for sale. Each mini stick sold will be signed by a member of the Florida Panthers and will be sold for $35. The blade of each stick will be wrapped to conceal the signature and five lucky mini sticks will be signed in gold, the recipients of those sticks will win an additional prize.

“We are excited to announce our inaugural ‘Select-A-Stick Night’,” said Executive Director Alaina Miller. “As a Foundation, we are constantly striving to create new and unique fundraising opportunities and the ‘Select-A-Stick’ concept is one that we are excited about. We pride ourselves on offering fans the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind Panthers memorabilia and in designing these mini sticks, we kept that idea in mind.”

Mini sticks can be purchased at the Gameday Auction table as well as from staff members who will be roaming the concourse and selling the sticks. All proceeds will benefit the Florida Panthers Foundation.

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has been named as a preferred beneficiary of the Florida Panthers Foundation. The hospital will receive $500 from the Foundation for every Panthers goal scored at the BankAtlantic Center during the 2007-08 season.

Over the past year the Florida Panthers Foundation has donated funds to the following organizations:  The Andy Roddick Foundation, the Transplant Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Goldie’s Gang, Deliver the Dream and the Jewish National Fund.

Additionally, the Florida Panthers Foundation has donated Florida Panthers game tickets and auction items including team-signed jerseys and sticks and Zamboni rides to various South Florida charities. Recipients include: Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Broward County, American Cancer Society, JAFCO, Homestead Air Reserve, Soref JCC, Kids in Distress, American Jewish Community, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Rock and Wrap It Up!

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