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Lightning Set To Visit Bay Area Schools For 17th Annual Great American Teach-In

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning
Lightning Set To Visit Bay Area Schools For 17th Annual Great American Teach-InNearly 40 Lightning Employees Scheduled to Visit Over 30 Regional Schools

Nearly 40 Tampa Bay Lightning employees will visit ­­­more than 30 schools in Hillsborough, Hernando, Pinellas and Pasco Counties on Thursday, November 18 to participate in the 17th annual Great American Teach-In. The Lightning staff members will discuss the importance of education and the different roles they fill in the day-to-day operations of the workplace.

Among those scheduled to visit local schools are Lightning employees and executives from numerous departments, Thunderbug and former Lightning captain Brian Bradley.

The Lightning continue to be a driving force in education through numerous educational programs implemented in the Tampa Bay community. With programs such as Score With Reading featuring Lightning Radio play-by-play commentator Dave Mishkin and Hockey By the Numbers featuring television play-by-play announcer Rick Peckham, the Lightning serve as active participants in local and regional schools each year by contributing to the development of the Bay Area's youth.

The Great American Teach-In was established in 1990 as a joint effort of SERVE, the Hillsborough Education Foundation, local businesses and leading educators to encourage employees, businesses, community leaders, sports figures, local personalities, retirees, community volunteers and parents to become involved in education by sharing their knowledge with a new generation. Each year, volunteers spend an hour or more in the classrooms of county public schools talking with students about work, career challenges, hobbies and life experiences. They provide real life insights into work and careers and reinforce the importance of education for success in any occupation.

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