SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers announced today that the team will host its annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Tuesday, Oct. 27, when the Panthers face off against the Colorado Avalanche at 7:30 p.m. at the BB&T Center.
The Panthers will host local families who have been affected by cancer as well as children who are currently battling cancer. Local non-profit and partnered hospitals will have a table out on the JetBlue Tarmac pre-game to educate fans on how they can help out with the battle against cancer.
The Military Hero Among Us will feature a veteran who is a blood cancer survivor and the Community Champion will recognize someone from the South Florida community who is working to raise awareness about cancer research. Both will be honored in-game for their heroic efforts towards this battle. In addition, a portion of the 50/50 raffle on Oct. 27 will be donated to South Florida cancer based charities.
Throughout the South Florida community, the Panthers will be supporting the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative for the next month with local hospital visits from Panthers players and Stanley C. Panther.
Panthers coaches, broadcasters and in-arena hosts will be wearing lavender and Hockey Fights Cancer ties on Oct. 27 to support HFC Night.
Fans are encouraged to print out “I Fight For” Cards, part of the NHL’s “I Fight For” Initiative and to fill in the name of a special person in their lives who is currently battling cancer or who has battled cancer in the past.
Tickets for the Panthers game against the Colorado Avalanche on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the BB&T Center are now available for purchase for prices as low as $20. Full and partial Panthers season ticket packages are also available that include the best prices, access to team events, an interest-free payment plan option and more. Please call (954) 835-PUCK or visit FloridaPanthers.com/TicketCentral to purchase your ticket plan.
About Hockey Fights Cancer™
Hockey Fights Cancer™ is a charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League® and National Hockey League Players’ Association. It is supported by players, NHL member clubs, NHL alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, professional hockey athletic trainers and equipment managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. To date, through the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the NHL's US and Canadian charitable foundations and NHL supporters and fans have donated more than $14 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. Hockey Fights Cancer is also a component of The Biggest Assist Happens Off The Ice®, the National Hockey League’s and National Hockey League Players’ Association’s social responsibility program that builds on hockey’s long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world. For more information about Hockey Fights Cancer, please go to hockeyfightscancer.com.