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Player Philanthropy


Lightning players are honored to give back to the community that cheers them on. Each season, players regularly visit schools and hospitals and participate in other public appearances that support children and families throughout the Tampa Bay community.   Players also annually host a holiday party for children battling pediatric cancer, and the Bolts Better Halves volunteer and play an active role with collection drives on Ford Thunder Alley benefitting Metropolitan Ministries, the Salvation Army, Feeding Tampa Bay, and the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. 

This past season, players and the Bolts Better Halves created the Barks & Bolts Pet Calendar, which raised $50,000 for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Barks and Bolts | Pet Calendar

The 2017-18 Tampa Bay Lightning Pet Calendar is on sale now

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Additionally, many of our players have created customized philanthropic programs that reflect their personal passions, and regularly donate tickets to host families and groups from designated non-profits at games throughout the season. 

Player Programming

  • Steven Stamkos - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay
  • Ryan Callahan - Pediatric Cancer patients & charities through the Ryan Callahan Foundation
  • Victor Hedman - The Humane Society of Tampa Bay
  • Ondrej Palat - Metropolitan Ministries
  • Dan Girardi - Autism Awareness & Inclusion
  • Tyler Johnson - United States Armed Forces
  • Alex Killorn - Education and Athletics Initiatives
  • Ryan McDonagh - Shriner's Hospital for Children, Tampa
  • Cedric Paquette - Community Hockey
  • J.T. Miller - First Tee of Tampa Bay
  • Braydon Coburn - The Spring of Tampa Bay