The Tampa Bay Lightning, along with Sun Sports, will host the first Lightning Foundation Fantasy Auction during the game broadcast Thursday, April 8 when they take on the Ottawa Senators at 7:30 p.m.
There will be four main fantasy experiences that fans can bid on during the auction. Package 1 is a day on the golf course for two players with Martin St. Louis and Dave Andreychuk. The experience will take place at a local golf course on a mutually agreed upon date.
The second package available is dinner for four at Donatello, Tampa’s four-star jewel of fine authentic Italian cuisine, with Hockey Hall-of-Famer and Lightning Founder, Phil Esposito.
Package 3 includes a behind the scenes experience with Sun Sports and the Lightning on a game day during the 2010-11 season. A lucky individual will begin the day at the morning skate where he or she will be escorted by Stanley Cup Champion and Sun Sports broadcaster Chris Dingman. The winner will then be seated in the Sun Sports production truck on a game night in which a Tampa Bay player is "mic’d up". The fan will also have the opportunity to have a post game meet and greet with the player.
The fourth and final package consists of an on-ice celebration and skating party with ThunderBug for 50 people at the St. Pete Times Forum. The party includes pizza and soda. It is ideal for a birthday party or youth hockey team party.
Additionally, a limited number of Pledge Packs will be available for $50. Pledge Packs include an autographed puck, hat, 2009-10 Lightning Yearbook, T-shirt and two Tampa Bay Storm football tickets.
To place bids or purchase a Pledge Pack, fans should tune in to Sun Sports for bid updates and call 813.301.6683 during the game broadcast