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Panthers Announce “RED Heart Ride” Benefitting The American Heart Association

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today the Florida Panthers’ “RED Heart Ride” powered by VPX and benefitting the American Heart Association. The “RED Heart Ride” features Panthers president & COO Michael Yormark’s commitment to ride 40 miles each weekday and raise $30,000 for the AHA’a Broward Heart Ball Campaign.

Yormark’s ride will take place each weekday (not including travel days) on the stationary bikes at the Panthers’ JetBlue Training Facility in Coral Springs. He will ride 20 miles in the morning and 20 miles at lunch (or afternoon) and Yormark has opened the ride up to any fans, partners or other constituents that wish to support a worthwhile cause and talk Panthers hockey.

All proceeds will go directly to the American Heart Association. Supporters wishing to contribute can log on to:

Supporters can donate $25 to “sponsor” a mile, or $100 to ride with Yormark for a session. The Panthers and Yormark will acknowledge all contributors through social media and online updates, and ride participants will receive breakfast or lunch, two tickets to Panthers Opening Night and an “I Love Panthers Hockey” merchandise kit (proceeds from the kit go to the Florida Panthers Foundation.

The “RED Heart Ride” began earlier this week and will continue until Florida Panthers Opening Night. Supporters that want to ride with Yormark can reach out directly to Roman Gorodetskiy at

Yormark is serving on the Executive Leadership Team for the 2013 American Heart Association Broward Heart Ball, which will take place on April 20, 2013. About AHA: Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.

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