Panthers Alumni Association Donates Over $11,500 In Youth Hockey Scholarships
/ Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers Alumni Association announced today that it has donated over $11,500 in new youth hockey scholarships since the beginning of the 2008-09 NHL season. Since its inception in 1997, the Florida Panthers Alumni Association has donated over $290,000 to youth hockey players and programs that otherwise couldn’t afford the equipment and ice time they need to play the game they love.
“The Panthers Alumni Association feels it is its responsibility to help youth hockey continue to grow in the South Florida community,” said Association President Randy Moller. “We understand, as much as anybody, that hockey is an expensive sport to participate in. But we believe strongly that money should not get in the way of a South Florida child’s dream to take the ice and play the sport they love.”
The most recently awarded $11,500 in grants benefit the Jr. Panthers, Golden Wolves, Miami Toros, Panther Alliance and Sharpshooters. Grants are awarded based on academics, community service, team play, financial needs and endorsements from youth hockey organizations.
The Florida Panthers Alumni Association continues to support numerous other fundraising events, most recently the Florida Scholastic Hockey League charity golf tournaments.
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Home to more than 185 events annually and the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the BankAtlantic Center is consistently a top 15 nationwide venue according to Pollstar. The BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year and is also the home of Sawgrass Live presented by BankAtlantic.