TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning will host their third annual Pride Night on Monday, February 25 when they host the Los Angeles Kings at AMALIE Arena. In conjunction with the National Hockey League and You Can Play, the Lightning will dedicate the game to celebrate inclusion of everyone in the sport. To purchase tickets to attend Pride Night, please visit www.TampaBayLightning.com/Pride.
Lightning players will once again tape their sticks with rainbow colored tape for morning skate and warmups. Select sticks will be auctioned off at the Lightning Foundation's table at Section 123 on the Promenade Level during the game and the remaining sticks will be auctioned off at www.nhl.com, with the proceeds benefitting the You Can Play Project. Lightning defenseman and 2017-18 Norris Trophy winner Victor Hedman is the team's You Can Play ambassador and will read a PSA message during the game.
The Lightning will also have numerous promotions throughout the game to highlight Pride Night, including the 50/50 Raffle, the proceeds of which will go to designated local non-profits within the Tampa Bay LGBTQ+ community. Fans in the Tampa Bay area can purchase 50/50 raffle tickets starting at 10:30 a.m. the morning of the game and through the end of the second intermission by visiting www.bolts5050.com.
The Hockey Is For Everyone initiative will also include a LGBTQ+ clinic at AMALIE Arena during the day from 12:30-4 p.m. Harrison Browne, the first openly transgender athlete in a professional team sport, will be an instructor for the clinic and also be the Bolts Social Captain during the game.
Additionally, a limited supply of team-signed ABSOLUT Rainbow bottles will be available at the Lightning Foundation auction table at section 123. ABSOLUT Rainbow bottles will be featured throughout AMALIE Arena concessions and available in suites. A limited supply of rainbow ribbons will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Chase Entry for all Chase cardholders. Pride Night t-shirts will be on sale at Tampa Bay Sports on Monday. A portion of each sale will benefit The Plus Projec+. Florida Blue will match all proceeds in donation.