COOPER CITY, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment and the Florida Panthers announced today that six full-time employees volunteered at Schott Communities in Cooper City, a facility dedicated to assisting deaf and disabled members of the community. SSE employees spent Saturday, May 15, assisting in the day’s beautification project by pulling weeds, mulching and planting flowers around the facility.
“Schott Communities was founded with the belief that every person has the right to be treated with dignity and care, provided with life-enriching programs and services and residences to meet the multiple needs of persons who are deaf or disabled,” said Frank Casale, Executive Director of Schott Communities. “Even though the people that populate organizations like Schott Communities may not be superheroes, they overcome more obstacles than Superman does every day.”
“Last Saturday’s volunteer work at Schott Communities provided our staff with a great opportunity to donate their time to a worthwhile cause,” said SSE president & COO Michael Yormark. “This was just one of many events that our executives, staff and players will be proud to participate in this year, as we continue to fulfill our commitment to the South Florida community.”
Earlier this month, Florida Panthers TV analyst Bill Lindsay and his wife Kari, along with more than a dozen other SSE employees volunteered their time when they took part in the BankAtlantic Foundation’s Habitat for Humanity of Broward County Build Day on Friday, May 7.
SSE announced early in May that its full time staff members will donate over 1,500 hours of community service each year as part of a new, unprecedented internal commitment to the South Florida community. Each full time staff member – including team owners, Panthers players and incredible ICE employees - will donate at least 10 hours of community service, with executives donating at least 20 hours each year. Panthers corporate partners and fans are also encourage to participate.
Local charities looking for support are encouraged to contact the Panthers community relations department at PerryD@sselive.com
or by phone at 954.835.7715.
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