TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning are offering an unprecedented package, including an open tryout with the team, as part of Fanatics' All In Challenge. The All In Challenge is fighting to eliminate food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever before, families are struggling to provide food as tens of millions are out of work, kids are out of school, many are at risk of losing their income and the nation's most vulnerable are self-isolating.
As part of the package (Available HERE) one lucky person will have the opportunity of a lifetime to try out for a roster spot with the Lightning. The winner, accompanied by one guest, will sign a professional tryout agreement with the Bolts at a press conference with general manager Julien BriseBois during the team's 2020-21 training camp. During the press conference, the winner will be presented with their very own authentic, personalized Lightning game jersey with number of their choice.
The auction winner will meet with head coach Jon Cooper and his staff prior to practice, sit in the team's pre-practice meeting, dress in the Lightning locker room with his/her new teammates and then proceed to the ice. They will also receive an official Tampa Bay equipment bag with new hockey gear and official locker room swag.
Once on the ice, the Lightning's newest prospect will get the chance to practice and scrimmage with NHL All-Stars Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point and Victor Hedman, while facing off against reigning Vezina Trophy-winner Andrei Vasilevskiy and trying to earn a roster spot on the team. After practice the winner will join the Lightning for their team lunch and hear from coaching staff on their performance.
The winner will received round-trip airfare from any location in the domestic United States and two nights accommodations at the Tampa Water Street Marriott, steps away from AMALIE Arena. Must be 18 years of age or older, or at least 21 where applicable by law, to be eligible.