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Kelli's Korner: Ending The Season

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
New this season, Panthers Ice Dancer Kelli will be sharing her thoughts on this upcoming season from what's going on with the dancers (including the try out proccess), to what's going on and off the ice, as well as anything else that she cares to discuss.

Kelli is trying out once again this year to become an Ice Dancer for her third season. The Fort Lauderdale native is also currently working towards earning her broadcast journalism degree.

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Hello Panthers Fans!

The girls and I are always promoting our 2009 Calendar, so with the last home game successfully completed, we hope you had the chance to stop by section 127, meet the girls and pick up an autographed calendar. We stopped in at Provacateur in Miami Beach to do a small performance and sign calendars for the crowd!

Before the show, signing 100 calendars!

Peggy, Judy, Lola, Brittany, Melanie, Jessica, Desi, Victoria, Tatiana, Kelli and Nichole

If you’ve been to recent Panthers games you may have noticed a new face on our stage. Ayako came all the way from Japan to dance for the Florida Panthers and we are so happy to have her!

We had a Panthers Watch Party at Rivals Sports Grille in Hallandale Beach across from the Diplomat. The ladies and I hung out, signed calendars, and mingled with the fans!

Melanie, Kelly, Judy, Maritza, Kelli, Pamela, Nichole, Angela and Ayako

FAU invited the girls and I out to perform during their halftime for their Basketball Game. It’s always fun to support the local colleges and meet new fans.

Click here to see our performance at FAU!

Judy and I stopped by Gulfstream Park to visit Sunrise Sports and Entertainment to watch one of the biggest horse racing events of the year, Sunshine Millions!

Jessica and Judy visited the Ultimate Sports Auction to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Maritza was auctioned off for Charity at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Valentines Day. Maritza was auctioned for $755. She received the dress and the accessories as a gift from Cache. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino also provided her with hair and makeup to look the part on Valentine’s Day!!

Maritza at the Valentines Day Auction at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Some of the girls and I were invited out to appear in Don King's St. Valentine's Day Massacre on HBO as ring girls. The experience was very unique and we were all glad to be a part of the event. Especially since we had the best seats in the house… ring side! ;)

Boxing after Dark!

Ayako, Brittany, Judy and Kelli

You may have noticed the girls and I sporting some new uniforms at the recent games. We are so pleased to have our new sponsor, Bova!! We just had a photo shoot in the outfits!
Judy, Victoria, Kelli and Nichole

The Florida Panthers teamed up with Dillards for a Fashion Show on the Ice to benefit the Broward Health Crisis Evert Children’s Hospital. Each outfit in the show was raffled off at the game to support the cause. 
Kelli, Angela, Judy, Ayako, Lola and our adorable escorts!

Kelli and Freddy on the red carpet!

Lancome provided our makeup and our outfits were styled by Dillards

Watch some footage of Angela, Judy and I on The DA Show on WQAM! Click here to see the clip on youtube and visit on the top right to listen to the MP3 of the girls’ radio interview!

Jessica, Judy, Peggy, and Kelly stopped by Silver Lakes Elementary School for Family Fun Night to benefit Autism Clusters. The girls hung out and signed team photos for the students and their families!
Judy, Peggy, Kelly and Jessica

We just had our Jr. Ice Dancer Clinic again and here is our group of cuties!
Judy and Kelli with some of the Jr. Ice Dancers

Comcast has been following the girls and I around for the last week or two for the “Get Local” section of On-Demand. Click here to watch a snippet of the first clip or visit “Panthers TV” on Demand.

Last time in the locker room!

Last game hugs on stage!

On ice about to toss T-Shirts!

I’m sad to see the season come to an end but I’m excited about a fresh beginning for the 09-10 season! Our last home game was a good way to finish it up! Be sure to check out some of the Dancers making an appearance this Friday, April 17th at America’s Backyard in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale for the 2009 Ultimate Sports Bash to Beat MS!

Hope to see you throughout the off-season!

PS: Check out Angela in the new Panthers Insider….sexy! Pick up your copy today!

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