The Tampa Bay Lightning will give fans behind-the-scenes coverage, prizes and giveaways via their social media sites on Facebook
and Twitter (@TBLightning
) leading up to and during Fan Fest 2009, presented by the Embassy Suites Downtown.
The Lightning will be hosting trivia on their Facebook page at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. everyday leading up to Fan Fest 2009. All trivia winners will receive two tickets to a Lightning home game in 2009-10. There is no limit to the number of times each person can win and each win will enter the winner into a grand prize drawing. Lightning alumni will also be getting involved in trivia questions while also sending special messages to fans. Continuing the interactive features on the site, fans can vote on the grand prize via the Facebook page. The different options are a luxury suite for a Lightning home game, four front row tickets and entry into the XO VIP Club, four Channelside Club tickets, a four-day/three night cruise or a private locker room tour with Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier
Also on the Lightning Facebook page, fans can submit questions to Martin St. Louis
, Mattias Ohlund
and Victor Hedman
. They will answer select submissions during Fan Fest from 4:15-5 p.m. Season ticket holders can also submit questions for Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Lawton, Mike Smith and Antero Niittymaki to have them answered during the Season Ticket Holder Party, presented by Sweetbay Supermarket, being held from 2-5 p.m.
Fans will have the chance to win a number of secret prizes and giveaways just by following Fan Fest coverage on Facebook and Twitter. They will have random chances to receive team memorabilia and plenty of other prizes.
The Lightning Facebook and Twitter pages will be home to free exclusive Fan Fest photos, videos and news. Fans should continue to follow Facebook and Twitter through training camp and the regular season to receive all the latest updates straight from the source.