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Carol Whitmore honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Carol Whitmore as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Washington Capitals. Whitmore, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Community Coalition on Homelessness and Animal Network Inc. Throughout each of the Lightning's 41 regular season home games, the Lightning honored a Community Hero and also awarded a $50,000 check to a non-profit charity of their choice. Over the course of the season, a total of $2,050,000 has been handed out to worthy community causes.

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Alisa Savoretti honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Alisa Savoretti as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

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Ishan Mandani honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Ishan Mandani as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the New York Islanders. Mandani, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Morton Plant Mease Foundation, the Our Aim Foundation, Inc. and the Suncoast Hospice.

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Scheidenhelm honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Audrey Scheidenhelm as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Edmonton Oilers. Scheidenhelm, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the College Fund of Pinellas County.

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Rodriguezes honored as Lightning Community Heroes

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Melody and Ben Rodriguez as Lightning Community Heroes during the first period of tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres. The Rodriguezes, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Beth-El Migrant Missions, Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay, Daddies Girls and Kingdom Communities.

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Andrew Mandell honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Andrew Mandell as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the St. Louis Blues. Mandell, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Defeat Diabetes Foundation.
 

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Gary Wishnatzki honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Gary Wishnatzki as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Wishnatzki, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Redlands Christian Migrant Association.

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Barbara Curts honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Barbara Curts as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Boston Bruins. Curts, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Crisis Center and the Judeo Christian Health Clinic.
 

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Vicky Westra honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Vicky Westra as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Westra, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Art for Autism.

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Michael Delancey honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Michael Delancey as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators. Delancey, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, Pinellas Park National Little League and Pinellas Park Pony Baseball.

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Sheila Lopez honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Sheila Lopez as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the New York Rangers. Lopez, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Pinellas Hope, an institution of Catholic Charities.

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Morris Hintzman honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Morris Hintzman as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens. Hintzman, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Metropolitan Ministries.

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Captain Robert J. Silah honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Captain Robert J. Silah, United States Navy, Retired, as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Anaheim Ducks. Silah, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to his charity of choice, Operation Helping Hand.

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Scott Crocker honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Scott Crocker as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Washington Capitals. Crocker, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will divide the money among his charities of choice, the McDonald's Training Center and Meals on Wheels of Tampa.

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McClung, Eye honored as Lightning Community Heroes

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Marie McClung and Jode Eye as Lightning Community Heroes during the first period of tonight's game against the San Jose Sharks. McClung and Eye, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to their charity of choice, Clothes To Kids.

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Neil Armstrong honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Neil Armstrong as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators. Armstrong, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will divide the money among his charities of choice, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Computer Mentors Group.

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Karen Mertes honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Karen Mertes as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings. Mertes, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will divide the money among her charities of choice, Dress For Success, MADD, Fulfill Your Destiny, Bay Area Legal Services and Hands Across The Bay.

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Michael Celona Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Michael Celona as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Florida Panthers. Celona, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will divide the money among his charities of choice, the St. Petersburg Police Athletic League and the Lightning Sled Hockey program.

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Sophia Nell Baldor Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Sophia Nell Baldor as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Winnipeg Jets. Baldor, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will divide the money among her charities of choice, Frameworks of Tampa Bay, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness.

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John McDaniel Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored John McDaniel as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Washington Capitals. McDaniel, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to his charity of choice, the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation.

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Lewis Hill honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning recognized Lewis Hill as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hill, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to his charity of choice, United Methodist Cooperative Ministries.

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Bill Richards honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning recognized Bill Richards as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Boston Bruins. Richards, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will divide the money among his charities of choice, Feeding America, St. Anne's Food Pantry and Mary & Martha House. As a result of tonight's donation, the Lightning Community Heroes program has now reached the $1,000,000 plateau to date.

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Matthew Baar Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Matthew Baar as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of today's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Baar, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will divide the money among his charities of choice, All Children's Hospital and Children's Dream Fund.

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Avi Davidson Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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 TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Avi Davidson as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Davidson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will divide the money among his charities of choice, Tampa Jewish Family Services, Chai Lifeline, Gift of Life and Chabad.

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Carol Zoffinger Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Carol Zoffinger as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks. Zoffinger, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to her charity of choice, Zoe's Journey.

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Leigh Dittman honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Leigh Dittman as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Dittman, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to her charity of choice, Shriners Hospital for Children.

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Thaddeus Smith honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Thaddeus Smith as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens. Smith, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to his charity of choice, the Tampa Bay Dream Center.

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Richard Cadogan honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Richard Cadogan as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Cadogan, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to his charity of choice, Guardian Ad Litem.

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Bob Williams honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Bob Williams as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Calgary Flames. Williams, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to his charity of choice, Our Troops Online.

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Susan Jacobs honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Susan Jacobs as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils. Jacobs, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to her charity of choice, Wheels Of Success.

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Michael Jernigan honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored retired Marine Corporal Michael Jernigan as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the New York Rangers. Jernigan, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to his charity of choice, Southeastern Guide Dogs.

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Doug Weaver honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning recognized St. Petersburg police officer Doug Weaver as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Florida Panthers. Weaver, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to his charity of choice, Helping Hands 4 St. Pete's Finest.

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Sherry Tucker honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning recognized Sherry Tucker as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tucker, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to her charity of choice, the Giving Hope Through Faith Foundation.

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Dougherty honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Sister Anne Dougherty as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils. Dougherty, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to her charity of choice, Academy Prep.

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Alfred Astl honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Alfred Astl as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Astl, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to his charity of choice, Trinity Café

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Ricky Gallon honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning recognized Ricky Gallon as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Gallon, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to his charity of choice, Boys & Girls Club.

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MacKinnon honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning recognized Dottie Berger MacKinnon as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Chicago Blackhawks. MacKinnon, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to her charity of choice, A Kid's Place.

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Vicki Sokolik honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning recognized Vicki Sokolik as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Winnipeg Jets. Sokolik, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to her charity of choice, Starting Right, Now.

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Richard Spayde honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning recognized Richard J. Spayde as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres. Spayed, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to his charity of choice, the Cure on Wheels Foundation.

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Keims honored as Lightning Community Heroes

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dr. Hugo and Alicia Keim as Lightning Community Heroes during the first period of tonight's game against the New York Islanders. The couple will receive $50,000 to be donated to their charity of choice, the ChairScholars Foundation.

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Ben Carpenter named first Lightning Community Hero

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Ben Carpenter, a 16-year-old high school student enrolled in King High's IB program, is the first of 41 individuals to be recognized this season as a Lightning Community Hero.

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