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Panthers' concessions alcohol-free on Dec. 18 to promote drunk-driving awareness


The Panthers’ game on Dec. 18 against Carolina was a sobering experience.

As a show of support for the state’s campaign against drunk driving, the evening was alcohol-free at BankAtlantic Center. Well, partially.

In recognition of the Florida Department of Transportation’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative, all concessions on the Plaza and Upper Level were closed for alcohol sales, including Svedka Bar and Panther Bar (Suite Level).

All other clubs and restaurants (ADT Club, Patron Club, Black Velvet Lounge, Duffy’s Sky Club) served alcohol. The Black Velvet Lounge was open to all patrons. Alcohol consumption was confined to those areas.

“Our organization is committed to helping FDOT prevent impaired driving in our local community and beyond,” Panthers President Michael Yormark said.

The 5 p.m. game was a Family Fun Sunday presented by your South Florida Chevy Dealers.

The campaign was intended to bring awareness that nearly 11,000 die on the road due to drunk driving each year.

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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