LIGHTNING PLAYERS TO ONCE AGAIN SERVE AS CELEBRITY DEALERSTAMPA BAY –
The Tampa Bay Lightning will once again play host to “Glitz & Sticks, A Celebrity Casino Evening,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 on the ice at the St. Pete Times Forum.
This year’s extravaganza - presented by Melitta USA, with Gold Sponors, Idearc Media and the St. Petersburg Times - will once again serve as the Lightning’s major fundraising event of the season, with proceeds benefiting The Tampa General Hospital Foundation and the Lightning Foundation. Money raised will be used for the Lightning Foundation’s community grants program and to renovate the pediatric intensive care unit at Tampa General Hospital.
Glitz & Sticks guests will enjoy dancing, gourmet delicacies and Carrabba’s Italian Grill specialties while the Lightning players deal black jack and spin roulette wheels. There also will be a silent auction featuring personal player baskets, sports memorabilia and unique hockey-themed items. Major sponsors ($1,500 or more) will receive an invitation to arrive at 6 p.m. that evening for a special cocktail reception with Lightning coaches, players and team representatives.
The annual event is again being planned by the Lightning Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the support of local organizations that enrich the lives of those in Tampa Bay. In gratitude for the support and compassion shown by the community, the foundation focuses its resources to advance amateur hockey and educational enrichment opportunities for children, along with medical research and treatment for those in need.
This year’s Glitz & Sticks event is being made possible through the generosity of Melitta USA, Idearc Media, the St. Petersburg Times, Johnson Controls, Inc. and many other community partners.
Individual tickets to the event are $250 and include $250 in chips, while sponsorship packages are available starting at $1,500. A portion of each contribution is tax deductible. To obtain reservations for Glitz & Sticks, call 813.301.6590 or visit Tampabaylightning.com.Invitation and Sponsorship Packet