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Panthers Shawn Matthias & Panthers Ice Dancer to Participate In Charity “Dream Date” Auction On July 23

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers C Shawn Matthias and Panthers Ice Dancer Simona  will be auctioned off as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s 12th Annual “Dream Date” Auction, which will be held Friday, July 23 at Opium Nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Matthias and Simona are two of 20 eligible bachelors and bachelorettes that will be available for bidding. Matthias will take his lucky date on an Xtreme Date Package, which includes racing, mini golf and dinner courtesy of Xtreme Indoor Karting in Fort Lauderdale. Simona and her date will enjoy swimming with dolphins at the Miami Seaquarium and dinner for two at Mango’s restaurant in South Beach. FS Florida reporter Allison Williams will also be up for auction.
One hundred percent of the event’s proceeds will go towards the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s South Florida chapter. Last year’s event, which sold out, raised more than $35,000, enough money to grant wishes for seven children.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the event beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. VIP packages with drink tickets and exclusive access are also available for $40.  Tickets to the event, which is hosted by E! Correspondent and Y-100 host Michael Yo, are available online at or by calling Cynthia Cortez at 954-967-9474 (ext. 320).
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