Vulgar Opinions: Florida Panthers, Fan Outreach Done Right
As I tweeted a few moments ago, here is the Florida Panthers Promotional Schedule for the 2013-2014 season. It includes:
- Ladies Night – October 17th
- Equality Night – October 19th
- Special Olympics Night – January 4th
- Girl Scout Night – March 7th
and many other notable events. What it doesn’t include is catering to anti-LGBT organizations like the Salvation Army and the Boy Scouts, showing further proof that Panthers President Michael Yormark was speaking from the heart when he said “the Gay population is a group we are trying to reach and better understand,” instead of whatever part of the body controls Public Relations. (In the Sabres’ case, it’s probably a part that rhymes with heinous.)
I’m sure some idiot out there is going “well the Panthers need to do that so they can put butts in the seats.” Um, please explain to me again why trying to increase and diversify your fan base is a bad thing under any circumstance?