Honoring Heroes and a Commitment to Community
Welcome to the 2012-2013 season of Lightning Community Heroes! We are delighted to be entering the second season of our program and look forward to reading your nominations for local, grassroots Community Heroes who are using their lives to make the greater Tampa Bay community a better place.
Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, along with his wife, Penny, launched the Community Heroes initiative at the beginning of the 2011-2012 season to distribute $10 million dollars to deserving grass roots community heroes throughout the Tampa Bay community over the next five years. At each of the Lightning’s 41 regular season games, the Lightning Foundation awarded a $50,000 check to a non-profit charity. Over the course of the 2011-2012 season, a total of $2,050,000 was distributed to worthy community causes.
Community Hero Resources
The 2012-13 hero class is underway now with the goal of distributing $2,050,000 throughout the community over the course of the season.More Info
It takes all different types of Heroes to contribute to our vibrant community. Think creatively about a person who inspires you, and about HOW they inspire you. We know your Hero has a great story, and we can’t wait to read it!More Info
February 4 is the final hero deadline for the 2012-13 season. During open nomination periods, click here to nominate a hero from your local community.More Info