The Florida Everblades won two ECHL awards at the league’s virtual awards show Wednesday night on Facebook. The ‘Blades front office won the awards for Best Theme Night of the Year and the Team Award of Excellence.

The Everblades were recognized for the one-night rebrand to the Florida Skunk Apes on March 7th. This notable one-night transformation consisted of a visual transformation, exclusive merchandise and promoting conservation efforts for the non-profit organization, Africa 6000 International.

The Everblades front office were also awarded the Team Award of Excellence. This award recognizes the organization that executes on all business fronts, including marketing, sales, media relations and community relations. This is only the second time in the organization’s history of winning this award, the last time being back in 2004.

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“I am extremely proud of our organization for being nominated and winning the Theme Night of the Year and Team Award Excellence awards,” said Chris Palin, Executive Vice President. “The Skunk Apes, voted on by the fans, created an incredible entertainment experience connecting with Florida’s deep Everglades history. The Team Award of Excellence is a tremendous honour as it’s a very prestigious award in the ECHL and recognizes the tremendous efforts of all of our departments within the organization.”

The Everblades organization also received nominations for Group Department of the Year and Ticket Department of the Year. As well, the ECHL nominated ‘Blades Account Executive, Chandler Guest, for Sales Rookie of the Year.

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