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Rick Case Automotive Group Named Presenting Sponsor for Panthers’ “Heroes Among Us” Program

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment today announced that the Rick Case Automotive Group will be the presenting sponsor of the inCapital ‘Heroes Among Us’ presented by Rick Case Automotive Group award and the “Heroes Suite” for the honored heroes for the 2013-14 Florida Panthers (@flapanthers) season.

Selected heroes will receive a jersey presentation on the ice of their game as well as recognition on a specially created microsite. Additionally, the Rick Case Automotive Suite will be dubbed the “Heroes Suite”. Each night Rick Case Automotive will host the selected hero and their family in the “Heroes Suite”.

“We are extremely excited to have the Rick Case Automotive Group present the ‘Heroes Among Us’ this season,” said Panthers President Michael R. Yormark. (@PanthersYormark) “This is an important endeavor for the entire Panthers organization, and we’re thrilled Rick Case supports the cause to recognize South Florida heroes.”

The first inCapital Heroes Among Us Award presented by Rick Case Automotive group is Navy Chief Petty Officer Janette Chandler. The 30 Merit Medal Winner for Service serves as the Family Readiness Support Assistant for 20 units under 2 Battalion serving over 2174 soldiers and 4000 family members. Chandler will be honored on Friday night as the Panthers host the Penguins in the home opener.

The ‘Heroes Among Us’ program is a new initiative beginning with the 2013-14 Panthers season. This program gives special recognition to individual heroes in the community who go above and beyond to serve and inspire others, exhibit dedication and selflessness in the community, make a special and significant impact on others, families or the community at large. Forty-one heroes will be chosen throughout the season and will be invited to a 2013-14 Panthers home game where they will receive special recognition and other interactive opportunities.

Fans, members of the community and media are all encouraged to nominate deserving Heroes by submitting their stories to Florida Panthers Foundation Executive Director Andria Nolan at or fill out the online “Heroes Among Us” form at:

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