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Kelly Scott Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Kelly Scott as the 41st and final Lightning Community Hero of the year this morning at Osceola Middle School, located in Largo. Scott, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Faces of Courage, Mason's Christmas Wish Fund, Northside Baptist Food Pantry, Osceola Middle School Food Pantry and Special Kids.

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Tollefson Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Charlotte Tollefson as the 40th Lightning Community Hero of the year this afternoon at the Woodlawn Community Academy, located in Clearwater. Tollefson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Woodlawn Community Academy. As a result of today's check presentation, the total amount of donations has reached the $2-million benchmark for the season. The Lightning will award their final community hero of the season on May 6.

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Fergusons honored as Lightning Community Heroes

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Bob and Janet Ferguson as the 39th Lightning Community Heroes of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Florida Panthers. The Ferguson's, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Camp Living Springs at Morton Plant Mease Foundation

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Heather Barrow honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Heather Barrow as the 38th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Barrow, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to High Risk Hope, St. Joseph's Foundation and the Junior League of Tampa

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Patty Parra-Perez honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Patty Parra-Perez as the 37th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Parra-Perez, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Family Justice Center, Bay Area Legal Services and the Spring.

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Kim Kuruzovic honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Kim Kuruzovich as the 36th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kuruzovich, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the LiFT Academy (www.liftacademy.org) and Best Buddies (www.bestbuddies.com).

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Nicole Johnson honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Nicole Johnson as the 35th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators. Johnson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.org). 

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Allen Guy honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Allen Guy as the 34th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Florida Panthers. Guy, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Young Life of Tampa, Oasis, Special Connections and Voices for Children Guardian ad Litem.

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Sylvia Alvarez honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Sylvia Alvarez as the 33rd Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils. Alvarez, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Housing and Education Alliance (www.myhomeamerica.org). 

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Walter Lamerton honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Walter Lamerton as the 32nd Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres. Lamerton, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the USO of Tampa Bay (www.usotampabay.org). 

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Andria Rogers honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Andria Rogers as the 31st Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Rogers, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Train Up Program (trainupfirst.com), the Ryan Nece Foundation (ryannecefoundation.com) and Starting Right Now (startingrightnow.org). 

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Dr. Sylvia Campbell honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dr. Sylvia Campbell as the 30th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Dr. Campbell, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Judeo Christian Health Clinic and Beth El Farmworker Ministries.

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Dana Pounds honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dana Pounds as the 29th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the New York Islanders. Pounds, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to The Sustany Foundation and Nature's Academy. 

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Rob Smith honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Rob Smith as the 28th Lightning Community Hero of the year 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 donate the money to Florida Gulf Coast Paralyzed Veterans of America and Disability Achievement Center.

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Tormans honored as Lightning Community Heroes

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Barry and Lori Torman as the 27th Lightning Community Heroes of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Winnipeg Jets. The Tormans, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Casey's Cookies.

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Bill Johnson honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Bill Johnson as the 26th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres. Johnson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Girls Inc. 

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Lee & Farrior Honored as Lightning Community Heroes

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Mary Lee and Rex Farrior as the 25th Lightning Community Heroes of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Boston Bruins. Lee and Farrior, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Mary Lee's House.

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Thomas Atchison honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Thomas Atchison as the 24th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Atchison, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to New Beginnings. 

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David Wright Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored David Wright as the 23rd Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Washington Capitals. Wright, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to PlaySmart.

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Leonard Black honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Leonard Black as the 22nd Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens. Black, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Honor Flight West Central Florida. 

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Annie Godbee Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Annie Godbee as the 21st Lightning Community Hero of the year at the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg this afternoon. Godbee, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg.

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Dr. Robert Ettleman honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dr. Robert Ettleman as the 20th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the New York Rangers. Dr. Ettleman, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Gulf Coast Dental Outreach.

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Kay Dillinger honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Kay Dillinger as the 19th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Winnipeg Jets. Dillinger, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Beth Dillinger Foundation.  

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Anna Rodriguez honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Anna Rodriguez as the 18th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Florida Panthers. Rodriguez, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, the Joshua House and Crisis Center and the Family Justice Center.  

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Kathy Champion honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Kathy Champion as the 17th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Champion, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Southeastern Guide Dogs.

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Ashley Rhodes Courter honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Ashley Rhodes as the 16th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators. Rhodes, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Heart Gallery of Pinellas and Pasco, and Eckerd Youth Alternatives.

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John Sykes honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored John Sykes and the Sykes family as the 15th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Washington Capitals. Sykes, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Police Athletic League. This is the first time a family has been recognized as the community hero.

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Crisha Scolaro Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Crisha Scolaro as the 14th Lightning Community Hero of the year this morning at Pepin Academy of Tampa. Scolaro, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Pepin Academies.

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Connor Bruseski Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Connor Bruseski as the 13th Lightning Community Hero of the year this afternoon at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Bruseski, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the All Children's Hospital and the Children's Dream Fund.

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Jose And Ampy Suarez Honored As Lightning Community Heroes

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Jose and Ampy Suarez as the 12th Lightning Community Heroes of the year this afternoon at the HOPE Youth Ranch, located in Hudson. The Suarez's, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to HOPE Youth Ranch

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Charley Richards Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Charley Richards as the 11th Lightning Community Hero of the year this afternoon at the Community Assisted & Supported Living Center, located in Sarasota. Richards, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Community Affordable Supported Living.

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Jane Ford Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Jane Ford as the 10th Lightning Community Hero of the year this afternoon at Bayshore Baptist Church, located in Tampa. Ford, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Camelot Community Care.

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Jaylen Arnold Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Jaylen Arnold as the ninth Lightning Community Hero of the year this morning at Victory Christian Academy, located in Lakeland, Florida. Arnold, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the charity he started himself, Jaylen's Challenge.

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Audrey Mabrey Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Audrey Mabrey as the eighth Lightning Community Hero of the year this afternoon at Community Action Stops Abuse, located in downtown St. Petersburg. Mabrey, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Community Action Stops Abuse and Hands Across the Bay.

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Don Campbell Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Don Campbell as the seventh Lightning Community Hero of the year this afternoon during a Feeding Children Everywhere event in Ybor City. Lightning vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman attended the event and presented Campbell with the $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program. He will donate the money to Feeding Children Everywhere.

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Dr. Edie Dopking Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Edie Dopking as the sixth Lightning Community Hero of the year this morning at Quantum Leap Farms, located in Odessa. Lightning head coach Guy Boucher attended the event and presented Dr. Dopking with the $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program. She will donate the money to Quantum Leap Farms.

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Ed Ross Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Ed Ross as the fifth Lightning Community Hero of the year this morning at Community Stepping Stones, located in Tampa. Ross, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Community Stepping Stones.

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Gus and Frances Stavros Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Gus and Frances Stavros as the fourth Lightning Community Hero of the year this afternoon at the Pinellas Education Foundation, located in Largo. The Stavros', who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Pinellas Education Foundation.

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Chely Figueroa Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Chely Figueroa as the third Lightning Community Hero of the year this morning at the Inside the Box Café & Catering, Metropolitan Ministries, located on North Tampa Street in downtown Tampa. Figueroa, 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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Brooke Pasch Honored as second Lightning Community Hero of 2012-13

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Brooke Pasch as the second Lightning Community Hero of the year this morning at the Make-A-Wish Foundation offices on Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. Pasch, who passed away earlier this year, had her parents receive a $50,000 donation on her behalf from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program. The family will donate the money to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Bruce Fyfe honored as first Lightning Community Hero of the year

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Bruce Fyfe as the first Lightning Community Hero of the year this morning at the Homeless Emergency Project in Clearwater. Fyfe, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Homeless Emergency Project and Morton Plant Mease Hospital.

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