This in from the Florida Panthers:
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that the Florida Panthers Countdown Caravan will take place from August 1 to Oct. 10 at various locations throughout South Florida and feature an incredible grand prize of a limo ride, dinner for four in the Chairman’s Club, four Panthers jerseys and four tickets to Opening Night at the BankAtlantic Center.
The Florida Panthers Countdown Caravan presented by UnitedHealthcare makes its’ first stop on Saturday, August 1 at Pines Ice Arena from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The Caravan – designed to get sports fans excited for the start of the Panthers season in Helsinki on Oct. 2 & 3 vs. Chicago and at home on Oct. 10 vs. New Jersey – will feature attractions such as slap shot competitions, guest player and broadcaster appearances, Bova Panthers Ice Dancers appearances, Stanley C. Panther appearances, food and drink stands, inflatable activities like bounce houses and rock walls, prizes, giveaways, and more.
“The Countdown Caravan presented by UnitedHealthcare is an opportunity for us to engage our fans at a grass roots level and get them excited about the 2009-10 Florida Panthers season,” said SSE president & COO Michael Yormark. “It also represents a chance for us to give back to our fans from all over the tri-county area, that come to the BankAtlantic Center and support the Panthers all year long.”
The Panthers Countdown Caravan presented by UnitedHealthcare will visit locations throughout the tri-county area including malls, public parks, local neighborhoods and more. The events are free and open to the public.