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Publix Kids Korner Debuts Opening Night, October 6

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
New Kids Korner is unique, child-friendly destination at the BankAtlantic Center

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that the Florida Panthers and Publix Super Markets are teaming up to bring the Publix Kids Korner to the BankAtlantic Center for the 2007-08 Florida Panthers season. The Publix Kids Korner is a brand new, spacious, children’s destination that is unlike any other in-arena feature in the country. Parents and their children will be able to visit the Kids Korner – located on the plaza level/ main concourse – during every Florida Panthers home game for child-centric activities, concessions, photo opportunities, games, a beautifully decorated ice cream parlor and more.

“The Publix Kids Korner represents our next, significant step in positioning the Florida Panthers as the most family-friendly franchise in South Florida,” said SSE chief operating officer Michael Yormark. “It is all too fitting for Publix to be so involved in this wonderful project, as our two companies share a common goal of supporting South Florida’s youth.”

"Kids and families are at the cornerstone of our charitable giving and day-to-day business operations," said Bill Fauerbach, Publix Vice President of Retail Operations. "We are elated to partner with the Florida Panthers in bringing back affordable family fun to hockey."

The Publix Kids Korner’s pastel Panthers color scheme will make it stand out among all other BankAtlantic Center areas as a safe, fun and inventive destination for children, when they’re not taking in the excitement of Florida Panthers hockey. The Kids Korner will feature discounted prices on kid’s menu concession items including mini hot dogs, pizza bites, mini hamburgers and more. In addition, the Kids Korner ice cream parlor will have a bright and beautiful look for both children and their parents to enjoy. When they’re done eating in a “child-sized” dining area, kids can take part in any number of games and activities, take photographs with Stanley C. Panther and his mascot friends, or browse through the children’s merchandise stand.

In addition, Radio Disney will be on hand during 14 special home games – including Opening Night, October 6 – to compliment the Publix Kids Korner with the Radio Disney “Fun Squad”, hockey themed interactive games, the Radio Disney Prize Wheel with an array of wonderful Disney prizes, the Radio Disney van parked outside the arena, a hockey themed arts and crafts station, and more.

For more information about the Publix Kids Korner, please contact Ted Major, Vice President of Business Development at 954-835-7310.

The Florida Panthers 2007-08 season is presented by the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. 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 20 venue in the United States 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 three monthly South Florida publications: Live On Stage Credentials, Unrestricted and Panthers Insider.
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