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Panthers Scaredy Cat Night a Huge Success on Halloween

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – With a host of festivities including games, giveaways and trick or treating, the BankAtlantic Center was "the safest place to be" this Halloween night. Festivities began at 6:30 p.m. on the Spirit Airlines Funway.

Some of the special festivities that fans took part in included:

The first 5,000 kids received a Panthers 'Trick or Treat' bag.

Fans trick or treated at different sponsor tables throughout the arena during the game.

McGruff the Crime Dog made an appearance.

Sunrise Police and Fire Departments were on hand to speak with parents and children about how to be safe over the upcoming holiday season.

The Panthers Ice Dancers by Sziro Jewelry wore special costumes for the evening. The Ice Dancers helped distribute give-a-ways, assisted with intermission activities and were on hand at player autograph sessions outside of section 109 and 112 during intermissions. The Dancers also performed periodically on the Sziro Jewelry Stage, located inside the lower bowl at section 109.

A child fingerprinting station was set up on the Spirit Airlines Funway for parents to get their child registered for this valuable service.

The MetroPCS Stage hosted a costume contest. Children dressed up in their favorite Halloween costumes, and the winners, including a young fan dressed as a geisha girl and another dressed as Chicken Little, each received a "Panthers Scaredy Cat" Prize Pack. All other entrants received an Olli Jokinen autographed Panthers Insider magazine cover.

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