SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers announced today they will host Military Appreciation Night at the BB&T Center on Tuesday, Nov. 10 vs. the Calgary Flames at 7:30 p.m.
The Panthers will honor retired US Army Chief of Staff, General Raymond T. Odierno, during the game.
During more than 39 years of service, General Odierno commanded units at every echelon, from platoon to theater, with duty in Germany, Albania, Kuwait, Iraq, and the United States. From October 2001 to June 2004, General Odierno commanded the 4th Infantry Division, leading the division during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM from April 2003 to March 2004. In December 2003, the 4th Infantry Division was responsible for the capture of Iraq’s deposed dictator, Saddam Hussein. Since retiring from active military service on Aug. 31, 2015, General Odierno founded and is the Owner and President of Odierno Associates, LLC.
Panthers players will wear military warm-up jerseys with patches representing all five branches of the Military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard). The players will sign the jerseys post-game to be auctioned off on NHL.com with the proceeds benefitting the Florida Panthers Foundation. Fans can go to auction.nhl.com on Tuesday Nov. 10 to bid on the signed jerseys.
Pantherland will be launching the sale of Hometown Heroes, a CD by JD Danner from the in-house band J Street Revival, inspired by the journals of two fallen soldiers. All of the proceeds will go to the Florida Panthers Foundation.
In addition, the Panthers will introduce a military discount program where active or retired military members can get a $10 upper level ticket or a $25 lower level ticket with a military ID at the box office. The military discount program will be valid for Sunday through Thursday home games at the BB&T Center (Not valid on Dec. 29) beginning with the game vs. Calgary on Nov. 10.
Please call (954) 835-PUCK (7825) or visit FloridaPanthers.com/TicketCentral for more ticket information.