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Panthers In the Community

BobbuilderThe Panthers organization is making a splash in the community as the franchise announced Thursday that its full-time staffers will each log at least 10 hours of community service each year -- with the franchise committing a total of 1,500 hours.

Team executives will log at least 20 hours per year.

Apparently the good works project kicks off tomorrow as the Panthers take part in a Habitat for Humanity build in Broward County.

I once committed Trash myself to doing community hours, although it wasn't voluntary.

The judge was very nice though. Gave me some good assignments. I got a nice tan.

Anyway, here's the press release from the team. Enjoy.

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment and the Florida Panthers announced today that its full time staff members will donate over 1,500 hours of community service each year as part of a new, unprecedented internal commitment to the South Florida community.

Each full time staff member – including team owners, Panthers players and incredible ICE employees - will donate at least 10 hours of community service, with executives donating at least 20 hours each year.

The community service commitment begins this Friday, May 7 when SSE staffers will take part in BankAtlantic’s Habitat For Humanity of Broward build day. This employee service commitment is part of SSE’s Contract With The Community, which was unveiled in December of 2009.

Other local charities looking for support are encouraged to contact the Panthers community relations department at PerryD@sselive.com or by phone at 954.835.7715.

 “Our entire staff is thrilled to have the opportunity to donate their time and effort to the South Florida community in such a personal and intimate way,” said SSE president & COO Michael Yormark.

“This is an unprecedented commitment in our industry and it is the most energized we have ever seen our staff about one particular SSE initiative. I am looking forward to hearing some selfless, heart-warming stories about our employees giving back to the South Florida community. This is yet another example of how SSE has made an organization-wide commitment to being more involved in the local community that so passionately supports this franchise.”