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.
For nearly two decades Tony Dungy has been a guiding light for many in the Tampa Bay area. In his 30 years in the National Football League, including winning a Super Bowl in 2006, the name 'Dungy' has been synonymous with community involvement. He has been an inspiration for people through programs like Mentors for Life and Baskets for Hope.
Dungy has also lent his support to Abe Brown Ministries, which helps ex-offenders transition back into society. He has also been heavily involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Boys and Girls Club and Family First. He has taught people to get the most out of life and become better people.