FORT WORTH, TX (Dec. 5, 2022) – The Panther City Lacrosse Club has announced their Community Champion Program, presented by Frank Kent Cadillac. One local Fort Worth non-profit will be featured at each Panther City game over the course of the team’s nine-game home schedule.
“The Panther City Lacrosse Club aims to be an active community partner by supporting our neighbors in need and we are elated to launch our inaugural Community Champion initiative in the upcoming season,” said Panther City’s Vice President of Social Responsibility LaDondra Wilson. “Through this initiative, we will develop and foster relationships with local non-profit by amplifying their missions, sharing their vision, and supporting their programs. This partnership will highlight the invaluable service of our Community Champions in Tarrant County and beyond.”
The inaugural Community Champions initiative will provide an opportunity to spotlight each non-profit’s mission, impact, and provide engagement opportunities. Benefits of the partnership include collaborative community programming, in-game recognition, complimentary tickets for volunteers and employees, as well as opportunities to activate at Dickie’s Arena to engage with Panther City fans.
“We are proud to partner with the Panther City Lacrosse Club to support the wonderful community champions who make such a difference in the lives of the people who need it most,” Owner of Frank Kent Cadillac, Will Churchill stated. “Frank Kent has been and will be committed to supporting the community and the citizens of Fort Worth just as they have us since 1935.”
2022-23 Panther City Lacrosse Club Community Champions
- 9 vs. Las Vegas Desert Dogs – Meals on Wheels: Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County started in 1973 as a collaboration between 11 faith-based organizations in downtown Fort Worth to bring food to the elderly. Approximately 1.4 million meals per year are prepared and delivered in Tarrant County.
- 17 vs. Colorado Mammoth – A Wish With Wings: Founded in 1982, a Wish with Wings was Texas’ first wish-granting agency and has granted the wishes of over 1,700 Texas children who have life-threatening medical conditions.
- 11 vs. Vancouver Warriors – Boys & Girls Club of Tarrant County: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County is committed to being the premier youth development program in our community, a low-cost or free resource available to all, providing a safe and welcoming environment.
- 18 vs. Colorado Mammoth – Inter-Tribal Council of AT&T Employees: Focuses on creating common interest Native American organization open to all employees, active and retired, committed to the cultural development, career advancement, education, understanding and the general well-being of all employees and more specifically Native Americans.
- March 4 vs. Saskatchewan Rush – Fort Worth Library System: Featuring 18 branches throughout Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Library is committed to building a community of learners and dreams and partnered with Panther City previously to provide lacrosse kits available for check out
- March 18 vs. Las Vegas Desert Dogs – One Safe Place: A comprehensive crime prevention agency devoted to preventing crime and violence in Tarrant County’s neighborhoods, schools, and homes. They’re a leader in building a safer community and overcoming the impact of violence through dynamic and sustained partnerships. Together they can help make our community safer for all.
- March 24 vs. San Diego Seals – Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (Fort Worth Chapter): Seeks the advancement of women in corporate, public and civic life. HWNT seeks to advance the educational, cultural, social, legal, and economic well-being of all women through a broader awareness of their role in society, business, and family – Fort Worth is the largest chapter in Texas with over 200 members.
- April 1 vs. Albany FireWolves – Cancer Care Services: Supports cancer patients, cares for caregivers, and empowers survivors to reduce the impact of cancer in Tarrant County
- April 21 vs. Calgary Roughnecks – United Way: United Way of Tarrant County dates back to 1922, when a group of Fort Worth community leaders gathered to consolidate the fundraising efforts of several local charities and continues to now provide leadership and harness resources to solve Tarrant County’s toughest social challenges.