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Lightning's 8th Annual Glitz & Sticks Charity Evening Set For January 24 at the Hyatt Regency Tampa

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning will once again play host to “Glitz & Sticks, a Celebrity Casino Evening, presented by Dex Imaging,” from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, January 24 at the Hyatt Regency Tampa (211 N. Tampa St. Tampa 33602).

Event Info

This year’s extravaganza will once again serve as the Lightning Foundation’s annual hallmark event, with proceeds benefiting the Tampa General Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as well as the Lightning Foundation’s Annual Grant Program.

Glitz & Sticks guests will enjoy dancing, entertainment, distinct auctions and gourmet delicacies all while the Lightning players deal to guests in a variety of casino-style games. Major sponsors ($1,500 or more) will receive an invitation to arrive at 5 p.m. that evening for a special “Patron’s Party” with Lightning players, coaches 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 media sponsor the St. Petersburg Times as well as major sponsors Banfi Vintners, Constellation Wine Company, FrankCrum, Grant Thornton, Southwest Airlines, Russian Standard Vodka, Sykes Enterprises, Bacardi, Bright House Networks, FASTSIGNS, Nexxtworks and Sacino and Sons.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available at all levels which include All-In ($10,000), Glitz ($5,000), Sticks ($2,500) and Ante ($1,500). 

Individual tickets to the event are $150 and include chips for gaming. In accordance with current regulations, a portion of contributions are tax deductible. For more information fans should contact the Lightning Foundation at 813.301.6712 or visit

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