Florida Panthers Announce 'Hockey is for Everyone' Initiatives

Panthers to host Pride Night on Feb. 9, five hockey clinics throughout February

The Florida Panthers announced their 'Hockey is for Everyone' initiatives for the month of February celebrating the National Hockey League's 'Hockey is for Everyone' month. Throughout February, the NHL and all 31 Clubs are celebrating diversity and promoting equality.

The Panthers will hold their Pride Night on Friday, Feb. 9 when the Panthers host the Los Angeles Kings at BB&T Center at 7:30 p.m. Select Panthers players will be using rainbow pride tape during warmups. The Florida Panthers Foundation will auction off one rainbow taped stick during an in-game auction and another online through auctions.nhl.com.

The South Florida Gay Men's Chorus will be singing the National Anthem and there will be a special ceremonial puck drop. Harrison Browne, the first transgender athlete in North American professional sports, will drop the puck. Brown currently plays in the National Women's Hockey League for the Metropolitan Riveters and was on the championship team, the Buffalo Beauts, for the 2016-17 season.

Fans can purchase a Pride Night ticket package by visiting FloridaPanthers.com/GroupNights. The ticket package includes entrance to the game and exclusive Panthers branded rainbow socks.

The Panthers will host five hockey clinics throughout the month of February to support 'Hockey is for Everyone.' On Feb. 10 the Panthers will host a sled hockey clinic with Endless Possibilities for the Disabled, a Community Champion Grant Recipient from this year. The Panthers will invite past Community Champions, local South Florida rinks and Southern Command to try sled hockey and learn about the sport.

On Feb. 16 the Panthers will host a hockey clinic at Kids in Distress, a licensed nationally accredited agency working for the prevention of child abuse, preservation of the family, and the treatment of abused and neglected children.

On Feb. 22 the Panthers will host a blind hockey clinic with Lighthouse for the Blind, a Community Champion Grant Recipient from this year, on the JetBlue Tarmac at BB&T Center prior to the Panthers vs. Washington Capitals game at 7:30 p.m.

On Feb. 23 the club will host a hockey clinic with Els for Autism at the Els Center of Excellence in Jupiter Florida. Founded by Liezl and Ernie Els, The Els Center of Excellence is a world-class facility hosting leading edge programs and services for autistic children.

On Feb. 26 the club will host a hockey clinic at Bright Horizons, a school for children with physical and developmental disabilities.

Visit NHL.com/HockeyIsForEveryone and see how the hockey community is working to ensure that no matter your background, your love for the game is the only thing that matters.

This is Panthers Territory. We unite tonight when the Panthers host the Detroit Red Wings (7 P.M). Join our territory with a game plan to enjoy discounts off of single game pricing, monthly payment plans options and priority access to Stanley Cup playoff tickets at BB&T Center. Contact us to learn more about single game suites and group information. Please call (954) 835- PUCK (7825) or visit FloridaPanthers.com/TicketCentral for more information.

Source: Florida Panthers