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Panthers' Jokinen and ADT Team Up For Charity

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Jokinen and ADT will donate $2,000 for every home goal and $1,000 per assist

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment and the Florida Panthers announced today that Pillar Partner ADT Security Services will combine with Cats Captain Olli Jokinen to donate $2,000 for every home goal and $1,000 for every home assist Jokinen scores this season as part of a Charitable Match Program.

“First of all I would like to thank ADT for being so generous in supporting the youth of the South Florida community,” Jokinen said. “Children are our future and it is important that we use our privileged position to provide aid and support wherever possible.”

Jokinen will personally donate $1,000 for every home goal and $500 for every home assist to a local South Florida charity while ADT will match Jokinen’s donation dollar for dollar during the 2007-08 Florida Panthers season.

Last year, Jokinen helped raise $42,000 for the JAFCO Children’s Foundation and the American Cancer Society’s R.O.C.K Program. Jokinen personally pledged $500 for every home goal and $250 for every home assist, as he finished the 2006-07 season with 26 goals and 32 assists at the BankAtlantic Center.

On Thursday, April 26, during a check presentation at the BankAtlantic Center, Jokinen vowed that he would double his donation in 2007-08 if an organization would volunteer to match his contribution. That’s when ADT Security Services stepped to the table to continue to support the South Florida community.

Celebrating its 132nd anniversary, ADT Security Services, Inc., a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, is the largest provider of electronic security services to more than six million commercial, government and residential customers throughout North America. ADT's total security solutions include intrusion, fire protection, closed circuit television, access control, critical condition monitoring, electronic article surveillance, radio frequency identification (RFID) and integrated systems.

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Home to more than 185 events annually and the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the BankAtlantic Center is consistently a top 15 worldwide venue according to Pollstar. The BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year and is also the home of the Sinatra Theatre presented by BankAtlantic and two monthly South Florida publications: Unrestricted and Panthers Insider.
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