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Panthers Fans Provide Warm Welcome for New Cats

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

More Than 1,700 Fans Attend Third Cats Cookout of the Summer Next Cookout Scheduled for July 27

SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers welcomed more than 1,700 season seat prospects at their third Cats Cookout presented by Carls Patio on Thursday, July 13. The evening was highlighted by appearances by the three new Panthers: G Alex Auld, D Bryan Allen and RW Todd Bertuzzi. The Panthers fourth Cats Cookout presented by Carls Patio is scheduled for July 27.

"All the fans have been awesome," said Bertuzzi. "Everyone that I have met over the last couple of days has welcomed my wife and I with open arms. I look forward to returning to South Florida in August and continuing to grow my relationship with our loyal fans."

The evening's festivities included a free barbeque dinner, open bar and live music on the Carls Patio. In addition, fans had have the opportunity to meet the Florida Panthers sales team, select seats for the upcoming season and get tours and information on memberships to the new "Captain's Club." More than 100 season seats were sold at last night's event.

"This was by far the most successful event that we have held this summer," said Sr. V.P. of Sales & Marketing Chad Johnson. "I think that our fans really enjoyed the opportunity to meet our new players, while also learning about the great benefits of becoming a season seat holder. The atmosphere surrounding the night was incredible and we plan to host several more Cats Cookout this summer."

For more information or questions about the Florida Panthers or other summer events should call 954-835-7000.

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