Florida Panthers Booster Club

est. 1999


Booster Club Accomplishments

Charities (Funds Raised/Donated)

  • Habitat for Humanity (close to $10,000 over three years – over $3,000 went directly to Panthers House)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • MS Walk
  • March of Dimes
  • Autism Research
  • Make A Wish ($1,500)
  • Promoted or raised funds for individual players charities:  Scott Mellanby (autism – money raised and walk participation by members), Kevyn Adams, Serge Payer Foundation ($1,403), Roberto Luongo, Hordy’s Pack (Approximately $1,000)
  • Donation made to youth hockey programs in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties ($500 each)
  • Donation made to Felicia Gostisbehere from Incredible Ice so that she could attend the National Figure Skating Tournament in Texas.
  • Donation made to SAHOF to send the South Florida pee-wee team to Quebec for a tournament.
  • Transplant Foundation, Inc ($200 in memory of club member Carrie Johnson who passed away after two liver transplants in May 2001).


  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Walk Far for NAAR
  • MS Walk
  • March of Dimes

Community Events

  • Halloween Party for kids in Hollywood (dressed as goulish hockey players, played a hockey style game with the kids and gave out Panthers goodies and candy.)
  • Metro Boo at MetroZoo (similar to above)
  • King Mango Strut Parade
  • Candy Cane Parade (2003)

Panthers Events

  • Habitat House (money raised and members worked on Panthers House)
  • Support Panthers’ Toy Drive every year
  • Support Panthers’ Food Drive every year
  • Support Panthers’ Cookbook sales
  • Support Panthers’ Kids Night Out ($750 each year)
  • Helped sell Unity Pucks
  • Helped sell Breast Cancer Pucks
  • Entered a team in the 3 on 3 Panthers’ street hockey tournament
  • Promoted Panthers guests who would appear on WQAM-AM
  • Helped out with intermission games when called to do so by Ed Krajewski (formerly of Florida Panthers)
  • Nearly every member of Club is a season ticket holder
  • Sell out a minimum of three tables every year for Game On – sometimes more
  • Members in attendance at Waiter, There’s a Puck in my Soup
  • Members in attendance at the Pool Tournament
  • Members in attendance at the Poker Tournament
  • Members in attendance at the Habitat Room during the 2003 Draft Party (more than half in the room were Booster Members – money raised from Habitat Room benefited Panthers House)
  • Membership in attendance at Coolest Bars Tours
  • Attended dedication of Youth Hockey Rink in Hialeah (Suzanne Miller)
  • Worked Mall Tour events working the slapshot booth for the Panthers

Volunteer Efforts

  • Every year members work on Habitat Houses
  • NHL Break Out
  • NHL Draft in South Florida (members drove for NHL)
  • NHL All-Star Game in South Florida (members drove and worked the block party for the NHL)
  • HockeyFest (every year)
  • Stuffed ballot box on behalf of Panthers’ players for NHL All Star Game, especially 2003 game.
  • Worked Scott Mellanby Golf Tournament (Suzanne Miller)
  • Worked Serge Payer Golf Tournament (Cheryl LaPalme)
  • Worked Panthers Cup Tournament
  • Worked Roller Hockey Tournament (for Panthers)
  • Worked various other ice hockey tournaments for Keith Martin (formerly of Florida Panthers)
  • Called in to WQAM-AM to try to promote discussion about the Florida Panthers

Booster Club Events

  • Host out of town Booster Clubs (Wings, Lightning, Sharks)
  • Use mail to entice more Booster Clubs to visit South Florida
  • Florida Marlins MLB Games
  • Bowling
  • Picnics

Trips to cheer on Panthers

  • Tampa (every year)
  • San Antonio (03-04)
  • Atlanta (03-04)
  • Montreal
  • Toronto
  • Columbus
  • Louisville
  • Estero, FL home of the ECHL Everblades (every year but this year 2003 – no preseason games in Estero this year)
  • NHLBC Conventions in San Jose, Atlantic City, and this year Toronto

Additional promotion of Panthers

  • Panthers upcoming events noted in our newsletter, in e-mail notifications and on our website
  • Booster Club purchases $25 in Panthers Bucks every month to give to membership as gifts for being member of the month
  • Donated large painted rat to help raise funds for Panthers Habitat House (rat raised $400 at Game On)
  • Individual members have sponsored group nights for their businesses
  • Members have helped sell tickets to theme nights, (Habitat Night, Breast Cancer Awareness Night, Scout Night, etc.)
  • Hand out Panthers literature at booth
  • The Florida Panthers Booster Club is the 2006 winner of the Southern Comfort Cup. The Cup is currently being engraved by the previous winners, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and will be presented to members of the Club who are attending the Booster Club Convention in Buffalo in August 2006. Those members in attendance will get to drink out of the Cup and parade around the convention hall with it high above their shoulders. The Cup will be displayed at Booster Club functions and throughout the following season (2006-2007) at the Booster Club booth.


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1 Panther Parkway
Sunrise, FL


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