On January 7th, 2019, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Lightning Foundation hosted a Military Appreciation Luncheon at Amalie Arena in Firestick Grill.
The entire Lightning roster joined service members from MacDill Air Force Base to enjoy lunch and discuss their appreciation for the work these brave men and women do every day to protect our freedom. 80 active service members from United States Central Command, United States Special Operations Command, Joint Communications Support Element, and the 6th Air Mobility Wing attended.
Attendees were treated to lunch generously provided by Four Green Fields. Lightning players took selfies, signed autographs, and learned more about the service members they shared lunch with. Service members in attendance were given a commemorative puck and were invited out to attend a future Lightning home game.