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‘Play it Forward’ with the Tampa Bay Lightning and the History Center

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

Bolt into one last summer adventure with the History Center and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, August 20 from 10-3 p.m.

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Tampa Bay History Center

Join Lightning mascot Thunderbug and get your hands on real hockey equipment, play street hockey in Cotanchobee Park, or go on a scavenger hunt through the History Center's galleries.

Plus, receive one free admission per family with a donation of new school supplies. Donations benefit the Salvation Army.

Play it Forward is part of Sports in Tampa Bay: Through the Eyes of Lamar Sparkman, currently on exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center through September 12.

Activities are free with admission to the History Center.

Play it Forward is presented by the Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine. Regular admission rates apply. For more information, visit or call (813) 228-0097.

The Tampa Bay History Center includes three floors of permanent and temporary exhibition space focusing on 12,000 years of Florida history. The History Center features a Museum Store, the Witt Research Center (a branch of the Hillsborough County Public Library System), a map gallery, an event hall and the Columbia Cafe. One of Tampa’s premier cultural venues, the History Center’s hands-on, kid-friendly activities, together with cutting-edge interactive exhibits provide a unique educational experience.

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