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Mayor Bob Buckhorn honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Mayor Bob Buckhorn as the 54th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's Stanley Cup Final Game 5 contest against the Chicago Blackhawks. Buckhorn, who received a $100,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to friends of Tampa Parks & Recreation for expanding summer initiatives and for community policing within inner city neighborhoods.

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Phil Esposito honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Phil Esposito as the 53rd Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's Game 2 Stanley Cup Final matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks. Esposito, who received a $100,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Wounded Warrior Project and youth and amateur hockey programming in the Tampa Bay region.

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Lightning fans honored as Lightning Community Heroes

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored the Lightning fans as the 52nd Lightning Community Heroes of the season during the first period of tonight's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks, to thank the fans for all of their support. Greg Zimmer, a STM since day one and one of the Lightning's longest tenured season ticket holders, represented the fans and met with Mr. Vinik before the game. In honor of our fans, the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program is donating $100,000 donation to the Gold Shield Foundation and C.O.P.S.

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George and Leonard Levy honored as Lightning Community Heroes

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored George and Leonard Levy as the 51st Lightning Community Heroes of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the New York Rangers. The Levy's, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Boys and Girls Club.

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Tony Dungy honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Tony Dungy as the 50th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's Eastern Conference Game 4 matchup against the New York Rangers. Dungy, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Abe Brown Ministries, St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation and Dungy Family Foundation.

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Lightning honor Cornelia Corbett as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Cornelia Corbett as the 49th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's Eastern Conference Final Game 3 match-up against the New York Rangers. Corbett, 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.

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Pam and Les Muma honored as Lightning Community Heroes

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Pam and Les Muma as the 48th Lightning Community Heroes of the season during the first period of tonight's Game 6 contest against the Montreal Canadiens. The Mumas, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the University of South Florida Sport and Entertainment Management Program.

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Tom James honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Tom James as the 47th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens. The $50,000 donation that comes with the Community Hero award is being donated to the All Children's Hospital, Metropolitan Ministries, Tampa General Hospital and the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Academy.

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MacDill Air Force Based honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored MacDill Air Force Base as the 46th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's Game 3 against the Montreal Canadiens. The $50,000 donation that comes with the Community Hero award is being donated to the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in support of Air Fest 2016.

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Gayle Sierens honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Gayle Sierens as the 45th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's Game 7 against the Detroit Red Wings. Sierens, 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 Lifepath Hospice.

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Richard Gonzmart honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Richard Gonzmart as the 44th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of Game 5 against the Detroit Red Wings. Gonzmart, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Moffitt Cancer Center, Jesuit High School, the Tampa Metro YMCA and Cristo Rey Tampa High School.

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Jackson Family honored as Lightning Community Heroes

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored the Jackson Family as the 43rd Lightning Community Heroes of the season during the first period of today's game against the Detroit Red Wings. The Jackson's, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

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Tamara Davis honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Tamara Davis as the 42nd Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Davis, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Habitat for Humanity Pinellas County.

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Patti Stepbach honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Patti Stepbach as the 41st Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Boston Bruins. Stepbach, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Operation HeartF.E.L.T., Arc Nature Coast and New Life.

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Charles McKenzie honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Charles McKenzie as the 40th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils. McKenzie, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to FL Council of Churches, UnidosNow, the COACH Foundation, National Forum of Black Administrators, Refuge Ministries and the Haitian Association of Tampa Bay.

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Anthony Holloway honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Anthony Holloway as the 39th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Nashville Predators. Holloway, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Derrick Brooks Charities, United Way, Clearwater for Youth and St. Pete Police Explorer Post.

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Nate and Carmen Johnson honored as Lightning Community Heroes

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Nate and Carmen Johnson as the 38th Lightning Community Heroes of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Florida Panthers. The Johnson's, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Bay Area Youth Track and Field, All Sports Community Services and three other non-profit organizations.

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Jennifer Frances honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Jennifer Frances as the 37th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Boston Bruins. Frances, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Bess the Book Bus, Trinity Café, RCMA and YES!.

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Wayne Johnson honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Wayne Johnson as the 36th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Johnson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the YMCA and New Life Tabernacle.

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Joe Versaggi honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Joe Versaggi as the 35th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens. Versaggi, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Tampa General Hospital Foundation. Tonight's donation also marks the Community Heroes $8-million benchmark, since it started nearly four seasons ago.

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Lisa Noland honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Lisa Noland, the 34th Lightning Community Hero of the season, during the first period of tonight's game against the Winnipeg Jets. Noland, 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, Lynn Sowers Foundation and National Canine Cancer Foundation.

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Brooke Thomas honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Brooke Thomas as the 33rd Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Dallas Stars. Thomas, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to The Thomas Promise Foundation.

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Chris Card honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Chris Card as the 32nd Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Card, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Lutheran Services FL

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Jason Sowell honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Jason Sowell as the 31st Lightning Community Hero of the seasonduring the first period of tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres. Sowell, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Current of Tampa Bay and two other organizations.

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Rosemary Armstrong honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Rosemary Armstrong as the 30th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Armstrong, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Crossroads, Florida's Children First and Community Law Program in St. Pete.

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Rechi Butler named Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Rechi Butler as the 29th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the St. Louis Blues. Butler, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Derrick Brooks Charities, Abe Brown Ministries and House of Restoration.

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Vicki Anzalone honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Vicki Anzalone as the 28th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Anaheim Ducks. Anzalone, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Where Love Grows, Feeding America and Boys & Girls Clubs.

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Dr. Randy Feldman honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dr. Randy Feldman as the 27th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings. Dr. Feldman, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to More Health, Inc., Voices for Children, Tampa Humane Society, St. Vincent House and FARA.

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Norma and Joseph Robinson honored as Lightning Community Heroes

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Norma and Joseph Robinson as the 26th Lightning Community Heroes of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Robinsons, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Sulphur Springs Museum, Sulphur Springs Alliance, PCAT and YMCA Sulphur Springs After School Program.

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Ros Miller honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Ros Miller as the 25th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Miller, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Moses Brown honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Moses Brown as the 24th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks. Brown, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Feed our Children Ministries, Caregivers, Pastor on Patrol, Emmnaul, New Testament Outreach Clinic and Calvary Community Clinic.

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Dr. Dexter Frederick honored as Lightning Community Hero

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The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dr. Dexter Fredrick as the 23rd Lightning Community Hero of the year. Fredrick, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to BEST and three other local charities...

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Loreen Spencer named Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Loreen Spencer as the 22nd Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Edmonton Oilers. Spencer, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Gift of Adoption.

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Linda Marcelli honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Linda Marcelli as the 21st Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres. Marcelli, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Academy Prep of St. Pete, Academy Prep of Tampa, and Edible Peace Patch.

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Tom Pepin honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Tom Pepin as the 20th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Pepin, 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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Dr. Roy Kaplan honored as Lightning Community Hero

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

 

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Olga Joanow honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Olga Joanow as the 18th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Joanow, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Champions for Children.

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Dan Campbell honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dan Campbell as the 17th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Campbell, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Metropolitan Ministries Pasco.

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Ann Comeau honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Ann Comeau as the 16th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Washington Capitals. Comeau, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Zoe's Journey.

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Sara Robinson honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Sara Robinson as the 15th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Robinson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Junior Achievement, Central Florida Autism Institute Inc., and the Falls Adventure. To date, the Lightning Foundation has donated a total of $7 million to support non-profit charities through the Lightning Community Heroes program since it began at the beginning of the 2011-12 season.

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Keith Babb named Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Keith Babb as the 14th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres. Babb, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to 2nd Chance Center 4 Boyz and Devreux Kids.

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Cindy Roberts honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Cindy Roberts as the 13th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators. Roberts, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to C.O.P.S (Concerns of Police Survivors), Gold Shield Foundation, Frankie's Friends, Tampa Crossroads, and Tampa Bay Regional.

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Ross Anderson honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Ross Anderson as the 12th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the New York Rangers. Anderson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Men of Vision, Hillsborough Education Foundation, and The Skills Center.

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Madeline Robinson honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Madeline Robinson as the 11th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild. Robinson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Wheelchairs 4 Kids.

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Peter Clark honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Peter Clark as the 10th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the second period of tonight's game against the New York Islanders. Clark, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Tampa Bay Watch.

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David Harris honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored David Harris as the ninth Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the San Jose Sharks. Harris, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Computer Mentors Group.

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Sgt. Taylor Urruela honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Sgt. Taylor Urruela as the eighth Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Calgary Flames. Urruela, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to VETSports.

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Freddie Brinson honored as a Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Freddie Brinson as the seventh Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Washington Capitals. Brinson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to both Camelot Community Care and The Sylvia Thomas Center.
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Daniel Erickson honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Daniel Erickson as the sixth Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Erickson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Student Alliance for Public Schools.

 

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Mary Ann Massolio honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Mary Ann Massolio as the fifth Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Arizona Coyotes. Massolio, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the 1Voice Foundation and Quantum Leap Farm.

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Lee Bird Leavengood honored as Lightning community hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Lee Bird Leavengood as the fourth Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils. Leavengood, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Tampa Bay History Center and Osher Lifetime Learning Institute at USF.

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Zachary Bonner honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Zachary Bonner as the third Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens. Bonner, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Metropolitan Ministries and Feeding America.

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McGillicuddy honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Graci McGillicuddy as the second Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators. McGillicuddy, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Children Protection Center.

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Colonel Carney Jr. honored as Lightning Community Hero

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Colonel John Carney Jr. as the first Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Florida Panthers. Carney Jr., who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The Lightning Foundation continues their hero program for their fourth season of a pledge made by Lightning owner Jeff Vinik to donate $10-million over five seasons.

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