TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning announce the launch of Youth Coach of the Month presented by Tampa Electric’s Zap Cap Systems. The contest is open to any youth or high school coach from the Tampa Bay area who coach kids ages 18 and under. One coach will be featured at a home game each month through the end of the regular season. The winning coach will receive two tickets to a home game, a personalized Lightning jersey and a $250 sporting goods gift card for team equipment.
“Playing organized sports helps kids learn the value of teamwork, build character, increase confidence and understand perseverance,” said Bruce Narzissenfeld, vice president of marketing, customer service, business development and fuels operations with Tampa Electric. “And all of these life lessons come from the personal dedication, guidance and experience youth athletic coaches share. Tampa Electric’s Zap Cap program is proud to partner with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season in recognizing the coaches that help strengthen teams throughout our community.”
The first Youth Coach of the Month will be recognized at the December 30th game against the New York Rangers. The next submission deadline is December 18, 2015 for the January Coach of the Month. For more information, go to www.tampabaylightning.com/ZapCap or visit Tampa Electric’s Zap Cap table located in section 109 for Monday-Thursday home games and section 312 Friday-Sunday.
“Hundreds of coaches volunteer their time to instill the values of hard work, commitment and perseverance to our youth, so it is fitting the Lightning honor these tremendous individuals,” Lightning executive director of community hockey development Jay Feaster said. “It’s great to partner with Tampa Electric’s Zap Cap to recognize these coaches from around the Bay area.”