TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored N'Jhari Jackson as the tenth Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Anaheim Ducks. Jackson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Boy Scouts of America-Troop 142, Shriners Hospital Haley House, the Paideia School and Children's Home Society.
Jackson is an active member of Boy Scout Troop 142 and has been at the center of involvement with American Hero Pajama Buddies. The program delivers blankets to hospitalized veterans at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. Jackson also volunteers at Camp Virginia Jaycee where he provided 75 hours of service to those with special needs. He served as a junior camp counselor where he exemplified humbleness, patience and the giving of oneself to grow a community.
His good works have rubbed off on today's youth and hopes for a chain reaction of kindness to spread for years to come. His legacy moving forward is to keep shining light on selfness acts of kindness rather it is helping someone in the community feel better, encouraging a fellow scout to reach the next rank or by opening the door for the person behind him.