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Robert Blount honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Robert Blount as the 43th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of Game 2 of the Lightning's first round series against the Montreal Canadiens. Blount, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Abe Brown Ministries, Inc.

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Chief Jane Castor honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Jane Castor as the 42nd Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens. Castor, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to law enforcement based local charities.

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Glen Schubert Honored as 41st Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Glen Schubert as the 41st Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Schubert, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Instruments of Change, Ruth Eckerd Hall, and the Boys and Girls Club.

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Dr. Stephen Parks Honored as 40th Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dr. Stephen Parks as the 40th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Parks, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Brandon Outreach Clinic.

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Killeens Honored as 39th Lightning Community Heroes

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Jim and Barbara Killeen as the 39th Lightning Community Heroes of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Killeen's, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Amazing Love Ministries, World Relief Tampa, Created and Giving Hope Through Faith.

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Mary Birrell Honored as 38th Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Mary Birrell as the 38th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Dallas Stars. Birrell, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB).

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Steve Yerrid Honored as 37th Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Steve Yerrid as the 37th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Calgary Flames. Yerrid, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Yerrid Foundation.

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Mike Wells Honored as 36th Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Mike Wells as the 36th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens. Wells, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Ryan Wells Foundation, the Pinellas Education Foundation and the CWV/SNI Foundation.

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Sid Losh honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Sid Losh as the 35th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the New York Islanders. Losh, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Children's Cancer Center.

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Marion Samson-Joseph Honored as 34th Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Marion Samson-Joseph as the 34th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators. Samson-Joseph, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Menorah Manor.

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Dick Vitale Honored as 33rd Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dick Vitale as the 33rd Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks. Vitale, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the V Foundation.

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Melissa Erickson Honored as 32nd Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Melissa Erickson as the 32nd Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils. Erickson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the United Way.

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Derrick Brooks Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Derrick Brooks as the 31st Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Florida Panthers. Brooks, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Derrick Brooks Charities.

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Bob Memoli Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Bob Memoli as the 30th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Phoenix Coyotes. Memoli, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Center of Independence, Pasco Education Foundation/Take Stock in Children, American Cancer Society, Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

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Dr. Elias Hasbun Honored as 29th Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dr. Elias Hasbun as the 29th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Boston Bruins. Dr. Hasbun, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to PARC.

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Larry Timmer Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Larry Timmer as the 28th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres. Timmer, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Special Olympics.

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Kennedys Honored as Lightning Community Heroes

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Liz and David Kennedy as the 27th Lightning Community Heroes of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings. The Kennedy's, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Champions for Children/Layla's House Program, the Children's Home, Tampa Metro YMCA, the Presbyterian's Learning Centers of Tampa Bay and the Spring of Tampa Bay.

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Jamie Klingman honored as Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Jamie Klingman as the 26th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of today's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Klingman, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Athletes Who Care and Learning is for Everyone.

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Amy Shimberg Honored as 25th Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Amy Shimberg as the 25th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of today's game against the Colorado Avalanche. Shimberg, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Meals on Wheels.

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Anesta Boice honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Anesta Boice as the 24th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of today's game against the Ottawa Senators. Boice, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Junior Achievement and Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.

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Laura Marchetti Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Laura Marchetti as the 23rd Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of today's game against the San Jose Sharks. Marchetti, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to More Health.

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Andre Kirwan Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Andre Kirwan as the 22nd Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the New York Islanders. Kirwan, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Warrick Dunn Charities, Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay, Family Network on Disabilities, Jesuit High School and Morningstar Church.

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Zack Aldridge honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Zack Aldridge as the 21st Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Washington Capitals. Aldridge, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Jesuit High School and Metropolitan Ministries.

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Paul Whiting Sr Honored As Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Paul Whiting Sr. as the 20th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the New York Rangers. Whiting Sr., who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Academy Prep of Tampa, Lightning Clozier Fund/Tampa Prep, Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Frameworks and WEDU.

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Paul and Suzanne Avery Honored As Lightning Community Heroes

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Paul and Suzanne Avery as the 19th Lightning Community Heroes of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens. The Avery's, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).

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Patricia McGuigan Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Patricia McGuigan as the 18th Lightning Community Hero of the year, and the 100th Hero since the program began three seasons ago, during the first period of tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. McGuigan, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to The Spring and LifePath Hospice.

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Cindy Ross Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Cindy Ross as the 17th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Nashville Predators. Ross, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Starting Right, Now.

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Kristine Ellis Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Kristine Ellis as the 15th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Ellis, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Dream Center of Tampa.

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Drexey Smith Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Drexey Smith as the 14th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators. Smith, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic and the Guardian Ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay.

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Eric Johnson Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Eric Johnson as the 14th 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 Trinity College of Florida, Habitat for Humanity of East and Central Pasco County, Pasco Education Foundation, Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation of Florida and the Center of Independence.

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Fran Powers Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Fran Powers as the 13th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Powers, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Powerstories Theater.

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Vinny Lecavalier Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored former captain Vincent Lecavalier as the 12th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Lecavalier, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Vinny Lecavalier Foundation.

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Elio Navarro Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Elio Navarro as the 11th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the New York Rangers. Navarro, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Xable Foundation, Idlewild Baptist Church, the Jewish Community Center, Families of SMA and the First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace.

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Linda Unfried Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Linda Unfried as the 10th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Anaheim Ducks. Unfried, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance.

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Scott Owens Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Scott Owens as the ninth Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Edmonton Oilers. Owens, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to The Abilities Foundation.

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Joseph Capitano Sr. Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Joseph Capitano Sr. as the eighth Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the St. Louis Blues. Capitano, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to St. Peter Claver Catholic School, Academy Prep Center of Tampa, the Italian Club Building & Cultural Trust and Central Park Village Youth Services.

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Dwayne Scheuneman Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dwayne Scheuneman as the seventh Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres. Scheuneman, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to REVolutions Dance, Great Explorations, the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities/USF Foundation, Tampa Generals Wheelchair Rugby/Tampa General Hospital Foundation, Hampton Arts Management, Hands Across the Bay, VSA and the Marcia P. Hoffman Institute/Ruth Eckerd Hall.

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Ed Ameen Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Ed Ameen as the sixth Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Ameen, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Ronald McDonald House Charities, St. Pete Free and the Coast Guard Foundation.

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Melissa Helms Honored as Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Melissa Helms as the fifth Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Boston Bruins. Helms, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and First Presbyterian Church.

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Dr. Glen Barden Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dr. Glen Barden as the fourth Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild. Barden, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine.

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David Morrill Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored David Morrill as the third Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings. Morrill, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Legal Aid of Manasota.

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Al Couture Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Al Couture as the second Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Couture, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to West Pasco Habitat for Humanity.

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Mark Lalli Honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Mark Lalli as the first Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Florida Panthers. Lalli, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Quantum Leap Farms.

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