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Florida Panthers “Sellout For Charity” Program Deadline Is Nov. 17

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that the deadline for charities to submit their application for the Florida Panthers Sellout For Charity Program is Nov. 17. The program consists of local charitable organizations receiving a significant percentage of every ticket sold for select games throughout the 2010-11 NHL season. The Panthers have set a goal of donating $100,000 through this program in support of: “children’s health and welfare (Dec. 17),” “building a better community (Jan. 11),” “physical and developmental disabilities (Feb. 8),” and “combating cancer (March 15).”

Charitable organizations can apply for the “Sellout For Charity” program by filling out the online form or by contacting Florida Panthers Foundation Executive Director Rachel Brooke at 954.835.7714 or The Panthers will choose one South Florida charity to be the beneficiary for each of the four designated games in 2010-11. Charities are encouraged to select the game/cause that most accurately represents their charitable mission.
The “Sellout For Charity” schedule is as follows:  
Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 vs. Buffalo
Children’s Health and Welfare
Encompassing those organizations that support children’s health-related issues, child protection services, and are in existence for the betterment of children as a whole.
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 vs. Washington
Building a Better Community
Encompassing those organizations that are in existence to develop our local community.

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 vs. St. Louis
Physical and Developmental Disabilities
Encompassing those organizations that serve the needs of individuals and families affected by physical and developmental disabilities.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 vs. Philadelphia
Combating Cancer
Encompassing any organization that provides services and support to individuals and families affected, or those organizations in existence to research and develop cures for cancer.

Once a charity is chosen, the Panthers will work with that organization to reach out to local companies and prominent members of the South Florida business community to help “sellout” the designated game and secure the largest donation possible.
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