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Panthers, Autism Speaks, South Florida Ford join forces to host Autism Awareness Night on March 1

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers announced today that they have joined forces with Autism Speaks and South Florida Ford to host Autism Awareness Night when the Florida Panthers take on their intrastate rival, the Tampa Bay Lightning, at BB&T Center on March 1.

“We wanted to provide families who have children on the spectrum the opportunity to experience the fast-paced, exciting thrills of NHL hockey,” said Rory A. Babich, CEO and President of the Florida Panthers. “We’re honored to be able to work with Autism Speaks and South Florida Ford to present this special night.”

The Florida Panthers will be offering a private sensory-friendly lounge for families as well as group pricing in the lower level of the arena. The entire night’s game presentation will honor and educate the public on autism and the local community’s support for raising funds for Autism Speaks' local programs.

"We are very excited to partner with the Florida Panthers and Autism Speaks for this special night in support of such a wonderful cause,” said Allan Young, Chairman of South Florida Ford. “Not only is this a great opportunity to spread awareness and raise money but to Go Further and make a difference in our community."

A portion of the proceeds of a special ticket package for Florida’s March 1 contest against the Tampa Bay Lightning will go to Autism Speaks.

The special ticket package includes a private sensory-friendly lounge and an Autism Awareness Night powered by South Florida Ford t-shirt. Tickets can be purchased for $28 at This special offer ends on Feb. 26, 2015.

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