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Greetings from a Rainy and Cold Nashville ... Panthers Foundation Staying Busy

Opry NASHVILLE -- It is one heck of a crummy day here in Music City as it is cold and raining hard.

Looks like there is going to be snow tomorrow. Which will prepare us for the Panthers golf tournament on Monday. Supposed to be real cold in Coral Springs.

-- The Panthers play the Predators tonight, trying to win their fourth straight game for the first time under Pete DeBoer. Florida hasn't won here since 2000.

-- Bryan Allen is out tonight but could be back Wednesday.

-- The Panthers are expected to practice Sunday in Coral Springs even though they won't land until early Sunday morning. Because of Monday's golf tournament, the team will not practice. Pete does not want the team to have two straight days without hitting the ice.

-- Speaking of the Florida Panthers Foundation (which benefits from the golf tournament at Heron Bay), they are offering a chance for fans with the holiday spirit to spread some real cheer. It's a pretty good way to spend $20 if you ask me.

Here's the release:

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today the launch of the inaugural “Secret Stanley” Drive.

As part of the drive, Panthers fans can donate Stanley’s Kids Club Kits to patients of the pediatric oncology unit at the Chris Evert Children’s Hospital at Broward General Medical Center. The kits will be distributed throughout the month of December.
Patients who receive a kit will enjoy benefits including:

-- A ticket voucher to a select 2010-11 Florida Panthers home game

-- A free skating pass to the Saveology.com Iceplex

-- An official membership card which provides discounts to Pantherland and incredibleSPORTS

-- An official Kids Club t-shirt, lunchbox, wristband, and drawstring bag.
For information about how to donate to the “Secret Stanley” drive, fans can call 954.835.7414 or visit the Florida Panthers website.