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Florida Panthers Foundation Announces Sold Out Face-Off Luncheon

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Over 350 Guests to Attend Inaugural Event presented by AvMed Health Plans

SUNRISE, FL – The Florida Panthers Foundation today announced today that the Inaugural Face-Off Luncheon presented by AvMed Health Plans is officially sold out. Over 350 guests will attend the event to be held on Monday, September 24 at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton from 11:30 am – 1 pm. The Face-Off Luncheon is additionally sponsored by IKEA, the Boca Raton Observer, Fidelity Investments and Dr. Steven Gelbard, M.D., P.A.

A waiting list for tickets is currently available. For more information please contact the Panthers Foundation at 954.835.7715.

The Luncheon will feature a speech from Panthers general manager and head coach Jacques Martin outlining the upcoming season and his expectations for the 2007-08 Florida Panthers. Fans will enjoy a gourmet lunch with all of the Panthers players and coaches in attendance at this five star location.

“We are excited and proud to announce the sell-out of the Inaugural Face-Off Luncheon presented by AvMed Health Plans,” said Executive Director Alaina Miller. “I would like to thank all of our sponsors and fans for their support of this inaugural event. We look forward to making this a special day and as a Foundation we are excited about moving forward with our additional fundraising events this year including the Inaugural Golf Classic and our Ice & Dice Casino Night.”

The Florida Panthers Foundation is currently underway with planning the two remaining fundraising events for the 2007-08 season.
•    Inaugural Golf Classic presented by Hyundai
•    3rd Annual Ice & Dice Casino Night presented by Publix Super Markets

For more information about these events or to order tickets, please contact the Florida Panthers Foundation at 954.835.7715.

Over the past year 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, Boys & Girls Club, Miami Disadvantaged Youth, Dept. of Naval Science, American Jewish Community, City of Plantation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, H.O.P.E., Camelot Community Center, Stellar Kids, the Andy Roddick Foundation and Rock and Wrap It Up!.

For more information about the Panthers Foundation please contact Alaina Miller at 954.835.7730 or

AvMed Health Plans is now the Official Health Plan of the Florida Panthers. Headquartered in Miami, AvMed has been serving Florida businesses for over 35 years. AvMed offers a diverse portfolio with customized plans defined by personal service.

The Florida Panthers Foundation mission is to assist non-profit organizations which focus on healthcare, education and cultural needs of children and families through corporate partnerships, philanthropic grants and unique resources.   Through teamwork, interaction and dedication, the Florida Panthers Foundation works to bring together a wealth of talent on and off the ice to build a better future for the people of South Florida.

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Home to more than 185 events annually and the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the BankAtlantic Center is consistently a top 15 worldwide venue according to Pollstar. The BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year and is also the home of the Sinatra Theatre presented by BankAtlantic and three monthly South Florida publications: Live On Stage Credentials, Unrestricted and Panthers Insider.
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