TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Allen Guy as the 34th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Florida Panthers. Guy, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Young Life of Tampa, Oasis, Special Connections and Voices for Children Guardian ad Litem.
Guy has been multi-tasking for the benefit of children in foster care with disabilities, as well as typical teens, for many years to ensure all children receive equal possibilities to succeed. A stay at home dad, with little down time, he balances his busy family time with volunteering for various non-profit organizations, including Oasis, Young Life, Special Connections, the Capernaum Program and the Voices for Children ad Litem program. Volunteering more than 150 hours a month, he ensures that underprivileged youth are clothed and cared for.
The mission is a simple one for Guy, to care for as many people that he can in his limited spare time. He works with groups that support children with disabilities, ensuring they enjoy the same opportunities as others. This humanitarian trades in his free time to serve as a full-time volunteer, teaching teens to spend time in the community learning how to help others in need.