Florida Panthers to Host Social Media Event #PanthersPalooza

For every hashtag used, Cats will donate to fund technology for ARC Broward schools

The Florida Panthers announced today that #PanthersPalooza powered by South Florida Ford will be held at BB&T Center during the Panthers-Islanders game on Saturday, March 7.

A social event designed to connect all of the social media followers of the Florida Panthers together at a home game, the #PanthersPalooza package will consist of dinner with co-owner Doug Cifu, a scavenger hunt around BB&T Center, a post-game snapshot, a souvenir t-shirt and more.

Inspired by a super fan named Lucas Geraigery who set up a “GoFundMe” account to travel to South Florida for a Panthers game, the #PanthersPalooza night on March 7 will center around Geraigery meeting all of the Florida Panthers social media followers that are as passionate as he is about supporting the Florida Panthers online. Geraigery will also be able to thank the Season Seat Owners who graciously donated to his GoFundMe as well as Florida Panthers co-owner Doug Cifu, an avid user of social media who provided his tickets for the March 3 and March 5 games to Lucas. 

“We believe that it’s vital for Florida Panthers fans to have a touch point with upper management and ownership,” said Doug Cifu. “Transparency and accessibility are very important to us. I’m looking forward to spending time at the game with some of our most passionate and dedicated fans that I’ve been corresponding with on social media.” 

The event will host some of the Florida Panthers biggest digital influencers with the intention of creating buzz around the arena with the specific hashtag #PanthersPalooza. 

For every #PanthersPalooza hashtag used, the Florida Panthers will donate .50 cents a tweet towards purchasing iPads for children in ARC Broward’s preschool, afterschool and summer camp programs to use for educational purposes and as a means of adaptive communication for students with developmental disabilities.

Ticket packages for #PanthersPalooza start as low as $35 for Season Seat Owners and $65 for non Season Seat Owners. The deadline to purchase is Friday, March 6 at noon. For more information, please visit www.floridapanthers.com/pantherspalooza.

Incorporated in 1956, ARC Broward is a nationally accredited, private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing services to children and adults with autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities, as well as those with various life challenges. ARC Broward operates three “mission-based” enterprises including the ARC Broward Learning Institute, ARC Broward Culinary Institute and ARC Broward Electronics Recycling Services and provides services through 21 programs in 10 locations across Broward County. By working hand in hand with families, guardians, businesses, civic organizations, donors and funders, encouragement and opportunities that create life-changing outcomes are provided so that people with developmental disabilities and other challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities. To learn more or to donate visit www.arcbroward.com or call 954-746-9400. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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