Stanley C. Panther Named One of the Top Mascots in Sports
/ Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment today announced that the Florida Panthers mascot, Stanley C. Panther, was recognized with the honorable mention as “Best Mascot” of 2011 by GameOps.com, one of the premier websites in sports entertainment. Denver Nuggets mascot, Rocky, earned the top spot for the prize that spans all sports leagues, major and minor, and is part of the website’s annual “Best Of” awards.
“Stanley impressed the panel with high high energy, interactivity and versatility on and off the ice,” GameOps.com wrote. The site also lauded his many initiatives and appearances in the community, including a Healthy Habits program at local schools.
Stanley C. Panther’s honor marks the first time a National Hockey League mascot has been featured in the “Best Mascot” category. GameOps.com began naming a “Best Mascot” in 2001, with Rocky earning the honor in both 2001 and 2002.
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