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Lightning To Host Second 'Unplugged' Event

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

Lightning Unplugged

The Shops at Wiregrass
2000 Piazza Avenue
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
(813) 907-3068
The Tampa Bay Lightning and its players will host their second “Lightning Unplugged” event of the season on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. in Center Court at The Shops at Wiregrass located in Wesley Chapel. “Unplugged” is a new series of fan friendly events in the Tampa Bay community hosted by former Lightning player and 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Chris Dingman.  It offers fans a chance to meet the Lightning players and ask them questions in an open, casual, barrier-free environment. The first “Unplugged” event was held on October 1 and drew rave reviews.
“Unplugged” is a staple of the Lightning’s “Together We Will” marketing campaign, bringing at least two Lightning players into different neighborhoods of Tampa Bay each month to family friendly restaurants and pubs.
The second event will feature perennial NHL All-Star Martin St. Louis and new Lightning goaltender Antero Niittymaki joining Dingman at The Shops at Wiregrass (28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel, FL).  Also at the mall will be the Lightning Fan Interactive Truck, ThunderBug and the Lightning Girls.  There will also be a merchandise tent, a ticket booth where fans can purchase tickets to upcoming Lightning games and Wiregrass’ holiday ice rink will be open to fans for skating.  Fans in attendance will also have the opportunity to enter to win great prizes.  The entrance to the event will be on Piazza Ave. near GrillSmith New American Grill.
Following “Unplugged” there will be a post-event party located at The Brass Tap (just south of Center Court on Piazza Ave.). The party will begin immediately following the event and will feature great drink specials.
Lightning fans should look for regular announcements detailing the future stops of “Unplugged” throughout the 2009-10 season. As always, they are encouraged to visit  and stay tuned to (@TBLightning) as well as for more details.
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