TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have designated the final week of their 2013-14 regular season as Fan Appreciation Week, designed to recognize fans for their dedication and loyalty to the organization over the past season.
The Lightning will begin their appreciation week on Tuesday night when the team hosts the Toronto Maple Leafs for College Student Night. Students can begin purchasing $20 tickets at 5:30 p.m. at the McDonald's Box Office. There will be a party on the West Patio of the Times Forum for the first 100 students. Students will get the chance to purchase $1 hot dogs, $2 pizzas and $2 beers until puck drop at 7:30 p.m.
On Thursday night when the Bolts host the Philadelphia Flyers at 7:30 p.m., the Lightning will host Military Appreciation Night. Military personnel will receive complimentary popcorn and peanuts at the game and also get the chance to meet former Bolts' Dave Andreychuk and Brian Bradley prior to the game in the Social Quad.
Tampa Bay's 2013-14 regular season finale will be Family Appreciation Night on Friday, April 11 when the Bolts take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for free cotton candy and popcorn and can purchase soda and hot dogs for the low cost of $1 each up until puck drop at 7:30 p.m. The Lightning will offer Season Ticket Members a warehouse sale on merchandise with priority access to 2014 NHL Playoff merchandise.
Additionally, fans will have the chance to win an opportunity to receive a jersey on the ice immediately following the game from a Lightning player. Lightning players will take their jerseys right off their backs after the game and present them to the lucky winners.