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The South Florida SUN-SENTINEL reported the NHL Panthers were "offering a limited number of discounted 2013-14 season-tickets and other perks to coincide" with last night's Bruins-Blackhawks Stanley Cup Final Game 1. Panthers VP/Communications & Public Affairs Matt Sacco said that the "44-game package for $7 a game is available for 500 seats in various locations in the 400 level of the BB&T Center." The deal includes "parking, a Panthers jersey and a ticket to four concerts in a concert series for season-ticket holders" (SUN-SENTINEL.com, 6/12).

SNAKES ON A PLANE: D'Backs President & CEO Derrick Hall and a group of 30 team employees this week "embarked on a five-day trip to the Dominican Republic." Hall yesterday "hosted a dedication ceremony" for a field in Boca Chica that the team "recently renovated with new grass, improved irrigation, new dugouts, a rebuilt seating area with new concrete foundation and new bathrooms" (ARIZONASPORTS.com, 6/12).

WISH UPON A STAR: YAHOO SPORTS' Doug Farrar reported eight-year-old Lateef Brock, who was "born with chronic kidney disease," attended Redskins practice Tuesday through the Redskins Charitable Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Brock "got to hang out in the locker room with [RB Alfred Morris] and his teammates, got a few punting tips from Sav Rocca, tried on London Fletcher's very large helmet, and enjoyed a private passing tutorial with Robert Griffin III" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 6/12). Meanwhile, MLB.com's Greg Johns reported four-year-old Sophia Robinson through the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Monday at Safeco Field "was greeted by several Mariners players." P Felix Hernandez "wound up down on his hands and knees building dirt piles with her as the two got to know each other" before the team's game against the Astros (MLB.com, 6/12).
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