The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Glen Schubert as the 41st Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Schubert, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Instruments of Change, Ruth Eckerd Hall, and the Boys and Girls Club
Alex Killorn (left) joined Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik (right) to present Glen Schubert with a check for $50,000.
Schubert realized the need to bring musical instruction to underfunded schools in the Tampa Bay Area. To fulfil this need, Schubert founded Instruments of Change. In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club, Instruments of Change helped bring piano instruction to more than 150 inner city students. In addition, the elementary band program has brought flute, clarinet, and trumpet lessons to 5th grade classes in local elementary schools. In the past five years, the program has reached over 500 local area students.
Schubert has been widely recognized for his service to the community. He, his work, and those he has assisted have had articles and stories about them in the Tampa Bay Times, WFLA.com, and BayNews9.com.