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Panthers Countdown Caravan Continues With Stop At Palm Beach Ice On August 8

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. – More than 500 fans attended the first Florida Panthers Countdown Caravan presented by UnitedHealthcare that was held on Saturday, Aug. 1 at Pines Ice Arena. The Florida Panthers Countdown Caravan presented by UnitedHealthcare makes its’ second stop on Saturday, Aug. 8 at Palm Beach Ice located in Southern Palm Beach County at 8125 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, from Noon – 2 p.m., with a special appearance by former Florida forward and current Panthers TV analyst Billy Lindsay.

“Our first stop on the Florida Panthers Countdown Caravan presented by United Healthcare was met with tremendous success and we are confident future stops will be even better,” said SSE president & COO Michael Yormark. “The Caravan is an opportunity for us to engage our fans at a grass roots level and get them excited about the 2009-10 Florida Panthers season

The Caravan – designed to get sports fans excited for the start of the Panthers season in Helsinki on Oct. 2 & 3 vs. Chicago and at home on Oct. 10 vs. New Jersey – will feature attractions such as slap shot competitions, guest player and broadcaster appearances, Bova Panthers Ice Dancers appearances, Stanley C. Panther appearances, food and drink stands, inflatable activities like bounce houses and rock walls, prizes, giveaways, and more.  The Florida Panthers Countdown Caravan presented by UnitedHealthcare that runs through Oct. 10 features an incredible grand prize of a limo ride, dinner for four in the Chairman’s Club, four Panthers jerseys and four tickets to Opening Night at the BankAtlantic Center.

The Panthers Countdown Caravan presented by UnitedHealthcare will visit locations throughout the tri-county area including malls, public parks, local neighborhoods and more. The events are free and open to the public.

For more information on the Florida Panthers Countdown Caravan presented by UnitedHealthcare fans can log on to or call the Panthers community development department at 954.835.7331.

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and YouTube. Home to more than 200 events annually and the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the BankAtlantic Center was a finalist for Arena of the Year in annual awards given by trade publication Pollstar. The BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year and is also the home of Sawgrass Live presented by BankAtlantic.


Date:        Location:                Time:
Aug. 8        Palm Beach Ice            Noon-2 p.m.
Aug. 15     Aventura Mall             1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Aug. 22     Coral Square Mall                Noon-2 p.m.
Aug. 23     Americraft Expo Center         Noon-2 p.m.
Aug. 29     Woodfield Country Club        11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 30     Heron Bay                 1 p.m.- 4p.m.
Sept. 12     Glacier Ice Arena            Noon-2 p.m.
Sept. 13     Hawk’s Landing            Noon-2 p.m.
Sept. 23     Preseason Game vs. Dallas        6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 26    YMCA Weston            Noon-2 p.m.
Oct.  10     Opening Night vs. New Jersey     5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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