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Lightning Energy Team Auditions Set for Sunday Aug. 17

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning Energy Team will be holding auditions for the 2008-09 season this Sunday, Aug. 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Icons restaurant, located in the St. Pete Times Forum. The team is looking for sporty, energetic individuals to motivate Lightning fans this season both in-house and around the Tampa Bay area. There is no fee to audition, and applications will be available upon arrival.

Those interested in participating should be prepared to perform a talent in front of a panel of judges. Talents can include, but are not limited to, stilt walking, juggling, impersonations, tumbling, dancing, singing and comedy routines. Please be prepared to provide your own music, if necessary. After the talent portion, applicants will be placed in small groups to perform skits in order to showcase their talents and show their ability to work together as a team.

Interested applicants must be at least 18 years old and live within 50 miles of the St. Pete Times Forum. They must be either full-time students, have a full-time job or a combination of both. Team members must be able to commit to the busy schedule for one year and be available for most gamenights, one rehearsal per month and various community appearances.

The Energy Team can be seen all throughout the St. Pete Times Forum on Lightning gamenights. The team runs contests on the ice during game intermissions, mingles with the fans on the plaza before games and can be see launching T-shirts and other fun giveaways for sponsors throughout the stands during games. Energy Team members also represent the Lightning throughout the town and work appearances such as watch parties, charity events, school pep rallies and more.

For more information, please contact Hope Donnelly at 813.301.6877 or at

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