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“Shirts Off Our Backs” Auction Raises Over $36K For Florida Panthers Foundation

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that Florida Panthers “Shirts Off Our Backs” Auction, as part of Fan Appreciation Day, raised over $36,000 to benefit the Florida Panthers Foundation. The Foundation will use the funds in its support of youth hockey and charitable organizations in the South Florida community, as outlined in SSE’s “Contract With The Community.”

Also during Fan Appreciation Day this past Sunday, Panthers staff including Co-Managing Partner Stu Siegel, President & COO Michael Yormark, General Manager Randy Sexton, team executives and sales staff, greeted fans as they entered the BankAtlantic Center for the Cats-Tampa Bay Lightning game.
“From the moment we opened the doors Sunday afternoon, it was all about the fans,” said Panthers president & COO Michael Yormark. “From myself, other executives and staff greeting guests at the main entrance, to the in-game features, to the ‘Shirts Off Our Backs Auction,’ to the confetti-filled, t-shirt tossing, autograph signing, postgame celebration, everything we did was geared toward thanking our fans for the loyalty, dedication and support they showed us all season long. Unfortunately, we did not qualify for the postseason, but we couldn’t let that prevent us from showing our fans how much we truly appreciate them. Sunday’s game was about celebrating our incredible fans.”
Other Fan Appreciation Night activities included giveaways from SSE partners featuring Ipods, gift certificates, MetroPCS phones and service plans, roundtrip tickets on JetBlue, and more. The entire Bova Panthers Ice Dancers team also performed, while the entire game presentation was geared toward fan appreciation.
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