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The Florida Panthers will donate all money from ticket sales from their preseason doubleheader Sept. 26 against the Nashville Predators to benefit youth hockey in South Florida. // Photo by Roger Topalian, 21st Century Photography (561) 488-0000

The Florida Panthers will donate all money raised from ticket sales to their preseason doubleheader with the Nashville Predators on Sept. 26 to youth hockey programs in South Florida.

Fans who want to attend the games — one ticket is admissible to both games with parking included — for $10 and can be purchased HERE.

The team is also accepting additional donations online and will have opportunities in the BB&T Center during the event.

The Panthers and Predators will play Game 1 at 2 p.m. on Sept. 26; the second game is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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“Participation in youth hockey in the South Florida region is at an all-time high,” John Colombo, director of the Florida Panthers Foundation said in a statement.

“We’re so excited to offer this doubleheader game action to support that growth. Many families with young athletes have faced hardships in the past 18 months and we’re hoping that allocations of these funds through scholarships and more can help keep young hockey players on the ice.”

According to the Panthers, six rinks in South Florida offer team-supported introductory hockey programs: ‘Learn To Play’ and ‘Adult Learn To Play.’

The Panthers have also supported the expansion of their floorball hockey program to over 350 schools in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

For more information on hockey programs, visit FloridaPanthers.com/HockeyPrograms.

The Florida Panthers Alumni Association has also awarded $7,500 to 10 youth hockey players from seven different associations for fall youth hockey travel season from the Florida Fury, Palm Beach Breakers, Palm Beach Hawks, Coral Springs Makos, Miami Toros, Florida Warriors and Florida Alliance.

For more information on how to apply for the Florida Panthers Alumni Association spring youth hockey scholarships, visit FloridaPanthers.com/Alumni.

The Panthers will play four of its seven exhibition games at BB&T Center including the doubleheader against the Predators.

Florida will also play host to the Dallas Stars (Oct. 1) and Tampa Bay Lightning (Oct. 9).

The Panthers will stay in state and visit the Lighting in Orlando on Oct. 5 and Tampa on Oct. 7.

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