SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment today announced that all Florida Panthers players and staff will be on hand for the Ford Face-off Gala & Casino Night Presented by IOA on Oct. 10 at the BankAtlantic Center from 6-10 p.m. The night will feature casino-style games on the floor of the arena and one-of-a-kind silent and live auctions. Fans will also get to experience the newly-opened Club Red, with live music, food and beverage throughout the evening.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Florida Panthers Foundation and its fight against pediatric cancer. Individual tickets are available for $150 and can be purchased at floridapanthersfoundation.org.
“We’re excited to kick off the much-anticipated 2012-13 Panthers season with a great event,” said Andria Nolan, Executive Director of the Florida Panthers Foundation. “Our players have had a lot of fun during previous casino-style fundraisers and we’re happy to have another event to support such a great cause.”
In addition to Ford and IOA, other corporate sponsors supporting the Panthers Foundation event include The Wasie Foundation, Benson, Mucci & Weiss, P.L., QEP and EProductions.
The mission of the Florida Panthers Foundation is to build a better future for the children of South Florida. Through philanthropic partnerships, grants, donations and community outreach programs, the Foundation maintains a focus on children’s health, fitness, education and cultural needs. During the 2010 season the Florida Panthers Foundation implemented the Panthers Pledge for Pediatric Cancer, which outlines our determined efforts to support children and families battling pediatric cancer.
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