TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dr. Randy Feldman as the 27th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. Dr. Feldman, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to More Health, Inc., Voices for Children, Tampa Humane Society, St. Vincent House and FARA.
Dr. Feldman’s chosen vocation can be summed up in one word: service. As a practicing orthodontist for over 32 years, he has tallied upward of 18,000 hours working pro bono to alleviate cranial-facial, birth defects in more than 3,000 patients. Additionally, he has taken up leadership roles in supporting various non-profit causes, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and 13 Ugly Men, a non-profit organization aimed at hosting events to raise funds for local charities. Dr. Feldman is noted in leading an integral role in the campaign that resulted in Hillsborough County fluoridating its water supply in 1988.
He is the President of the Board for More Health Inc., a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that trains instructors to deliver engaging health education lessons to students. In conjunction with Dr. Feldman’s steady community involvement, he operates his own orthodontic practice, Feldman Orthodontics, with two locations in North and South Tampa.
In addition to being named tonight’s Lightning Community Hero, Dr. Feldman has been previously recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hillsborough County Dental Association (2011), Health Care Hero for Community Service Award by the Tampa Bay Business Journal (2004 – 2005), and honored as a Guardian Ad Litem for the 13th Judicial District.