TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will continue their Rolling Thunder 20-Stop Tour, a series of fan events complete with interactive games and giveaways, with two stops this week. The tour kicks off its fourth week on Friday, September 28 from 5:30-10 p.m. in conjunction with “Blast Friday” at the Bright House Clearwater Super Boat National Championship and Seafood Festival located at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater. The second and final stop of the week is on Saturday, September 29, in downtown Sarasota at the Farmers Market, presented by the Downtown Sarasota Alliance, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Clearwater stop will feature the Lightning Girls, ThunderBug and interactive games as well as all the festivities that surround “Blast Friday.” The Sarasota event will be hosted by Lightning TV play-by-play personality Rick Peckham and he will be joined by former Lightning player Brian Bradley. Sarasota Mayor Suzanne Atwell and other high-ranking city officials will be in attendance for a meet-and-greet as well. The Lightning Girls and ThunderBug will also be present, interacting with fans. Street Hockey will be setup and all equipment will be provided for fans who want to play.
The Lightning continue celebrating their 20-year anniversary with the Rolling Thunder 20-Stop Tour to give fans a chance to get geared up for the upcoming season by bringing friends and family to participate in interactive games and activities. Rolling Thunder, the Lightning’s marketing fan truck, is full of entertainment for all ages.
Fans will also be given a rewards card at each event and can collect points for each time they attend a stop on the tour. Fans attending all 20 events will get a 20th anniversary t-shirt and a chance to win a pair of front row Lightning tickets for a game during the upcoming season. Fans that go to five Rolling Thunder stops will get a McCafé ® real fruit smoothie or frappé from McDonald’s ®. Fans will also have the chance to win a Vincent Lecavalier signed jersey, Lightning team magnets and other prizes for attending the Rolling Thunder stops.