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Steven Stamkos kicks off partnership with MicroLumen, Make a Wish Foundation

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

Contact: Brian Breseman (813.301.6871,

Trevor van Knotsenburg (813.301.6826,

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning, along with proud partners MicroLumen and the Make A Wish Foundation, will kick off a season-long Make A Wish experience program after the team’s practice on Friday at Amalie Arena (practice currently scheduled for 11 a.m.). The program will feature eight dates during the season during which the Bolts and MicroLumen will host a Make A Wish family for a game.

The Lightning and MicroLumen will kick off the program on Friday when captain Steven Stamkos skates with one of his biggest fans, Noah Difilippo, 12, of Buffalo, New York on the ice at Amalie Arena. Noah plays center for the Cazenovia Chiefs in Upstate, New York. He will then attend Tampa Bay’s game against the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Noah will have his wish come true with the help of the Lightning, MicroLumen and Make A Wish.

Noah, and all children who receive the Lightning Make a Wish experience, will each attend a game at Amalie Arena and watch the morning skate with former Lightning captain and Stanley Cup Champion Dave Andreychuk. In addition, their game day experience will include meeting Lightning players, a personalized jersey, four tickets to that night’s game, a Zamboni ride during the first intermission and an in-game tribute video about the child’s story, highlighting his or her courage, all presented by MicroLumen.


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