The Tampa Bay Lightning, in conjunction with Yacht Star Ships and the Florida Aquarium, will ‘charge’ the Garrison Channel blue on Wednesday, May 25 at 5 p.m. prior to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Bruins to show support for the team as it continues its quest for the Stanley Cup.
Both fans and media are advised to arrive at Cotanchobee Park three and a half hours prior to the puck drop to kick off the action, as Thunderbug will join Yacht Star Ships in depositing 36 gallons of blue dye into the channel. There will also be a chance for fans to enter to win one free pair of Channelside Club tickets to Game 6 on site from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. The winner will be contacted by telephone two hours prior to the start of the game. Bolts Nation fan packs will be distributed to the first 100 individuals who arrive at the park.
Dying the Garrison Channel blue not only serves as an excellent opportunity for the community to go “All In” with the Lightning during its 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs run, but also to raise awareness about the importance of Tampa Bay’s aquatic ecosystems. The dye being used to ‘charge’ the channel is not harmful to marine life and has been approved by both the Environmental Protection Commission, as well as the Florida Aquarium.
Game 6 between the Lightning and Bruins (8 p.m., VERSUS, WDAE 620-AM) is sold out, however fans are encouraged to stick around following the ‘charge’ to dye the channel blue to view the game outside on the west plaza.