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Soccer star Kaka will aid Lightning social media

Orlando City SC player will serve as "#BoltsSocial Captain" for Game 3 at Amalie Arena

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / Staff Writer

One of the most popular athletes in the world is about to bring some added thunder to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Brazilian soccer legend Kaká, who currently plays for Orlando City SC of Major League Soccer, is slated to be the Lightning's "#BoltsSocial Captain" for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

The Lightning social media initiative, now in its third full season, brings high-profile athletes with ties to the Tampa area to a Lightning home game with exclusive access leading up to the game and premium club seating to catch the live action. Celebrity social captains document their experience on their individual Twitter handles using hashtags such as #BoltsSocial and #GoBolts.

Kaká (@KAKA) will interact with Lightning fans, in addition to his international audience of more than 24 million Twitter followers.

Notable previous "#BoltsSocial Captains" include Baseball Hall of Fame member Wade Boggs, Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays, Vincent Jackson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and St. Petersburg, Fla. native Marreese Speights of the Golden State Warriors.

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