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Lightning launch cell phones for soldiers program

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will be hosting a drive during the month of November for fans to donate cell phones to benefit the military beginning with their home game on Saturday against the Washington Capitals at Amalie Arena at 7 p.m.

The Lightning’s annual ‘Cell Phones For Soldiers’ drive encourages fans to donate their old cell phones anytime during the month at the McDonald’s ® Ticket Office at Amalie Arena. Individuals that donate their unwanted mobile phone will receive a ticket voucher for the Lightning’s game on December 11 when the team hosts the Carolina Hurricanes.

Cell Phones For Soldiers is a national nonprofit serving troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding. Founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, Cell Phones for Soldiers relies on generous cash contributions and donations of gently-used cell phones to provide a lifeline for America’s bravest.

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