The Tampa Bay Lightning are teaming up with Majestic Athletic to give fans the chance to create a Lightning t-shirt that will be sold in the official team store, Tampa Bay Sports, inspired by Majestic, at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
The contest will officially begin on Thursday, October 24 and run through November 14, 2013, with entrants submitting their designs at www.tampabaylightning.com/shirtofthefan. Participants are encouraged to demonstrate their true passion for the Lightning in their designs of the t-shirt. A total of 5,000 t-shirts will be made of the winning entry to be sold in-arena.
Fans will be able to vote on their favorite designs beginning on November 14 after the contest concludes on the Lightning’s website. The three week-long voting period will help determine the winning entry. Three finalists will be selected and invited to the Lightning’s home game on December 5th against the Ottawa Senators where they will reveal the winning t-shirt design. The t-shirt will then be sold at the Times Forum and on Majestic’s official website. $5 from every t-shirt sold will be donated to Tampa General Hospital Children’s Medical Center and All Children’s Hospital. The winning entry will receive a $500 cash prize and a VIP Lightning experience.
Majestic Athletic is a subsidiary of VF Licensed Sports Group. Majestic designs, markets and manufactures athletic team uniforms, performance apparel, outerwear and licensed athletic wear. Majestic is an official licensee of the National Hockey League (NHL) and produces apparel featuring the logos of all 30 teams. Majestic is the official on-field uniform of Major League Baseball and is also licensed by all four major sports leagues and dozens of colleges and universities.