The Florida Panthers have thrown a spectacular July Fourth celebration in honor of their regular season ticket holders. The party got started at noon and ended with an incredibly firework display. "This is just our way of showing our fans how much they mean to us," said Toni in a mid-afternoon press conference. "Without them we wouldn't have a team here and we wouldn't have the funds to be able to year in and year out ice a competitive team. We understand this past season was a disappointment, especially to our 13,000 season ticket holders, which is a fabulous number and the highest in the league. We wanted to be able to show to them that we care and that we promise to make better on our mistakes last season and return to the playoffs once again."
7,000 people showed up for the event which featured hot air balloon rides, free hamburgers and hotdogs, road hockey games, astro jumps and slides for children and $1.00 beers all afternoon. Minor injuries were reported and two cop cars were set afire while eight people were arrested but released after questioning.
"The event was a great success," said PR spokesperson Robert Jenson, "a great time was had by everyone and the issues we ran into were caused by only a few select fans. I look forward to have this event next year, maybe as a sequel to our Stanley Cup parade we will be celebrating next June."