Skip to main content
The Official Site of the Florida Panthers

Panthers News

Panthers Countdown Caravan Presented By UnitedHealthcare Begins This Weekend

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that the Florida Panthers Countdown Caravan presented by UnitedHealthcare will take place from August 1 to Oct. 10 at various locations throughout South Florida and feature 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 Florida Panthers Countdown Caravan presented by UnitedHealthcare makes its’ first stop on Saturday, August 1 at Pines Ice Arena from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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 Countdown Caravan presented by UnitedHealthcare 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,” said SSE president & COO Michael Yormark. “It also represents a chance for us to give back to our fans from all over the tri-county area, that come to the BankAtlantic Center and support the Panthers all year long.”

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.

“It is a great pleasure for UnitedHealthcare to present the Florida Panthers Countdown Caravan to our South Florida community,” said Dan Rosenthal, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Florida.  “The Panthers are part of the wonderful array of activities and attractions that enhance our quality of life and make South Florida an exciting place to live.”

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.

Aug. 1
Pines Ice Arena
4 p.m.-6p.m.
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
Noon-2 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. 19
YMCA Weston
Noon-2 p.m.
Sept. 23
Preseason Game vs. Dallas
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Oct.  10
Opening Night vs. New Jersey
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
View More