Tampa Bay Lightning

Program Overview & Registration

Teachers, Get Started Now:

The registration period for the 2015-16 Score with Reading program is now open for teachers. Thank you for your continued support on this important literacy program. 

Six lucky schools who have all first grade classrooms registered will be randomly selected to receive a “ThunderBug Reading Rally” during the reading period, to help motivate students and classes to reach their goals.

Classroom Materials

After registration, teachers will receive the following materials:

  • Student booklet containing program informaton
  • Student bookmark with reading scorecard on back
  • Classroom poster/minute tracker
  • Teacher ticket vouchers

Reading Period

The student reading period runs October 19-November 30. 

Students will record the number of minutes read daily outside of school using the reading bookmark.  Bookmarks should be verified by a parent/guardian daily and we suggest weekly by the child's teacher.
Students receive incentives for reaching individual reading milestones as follows within the six week reading period:

  • Read 25 minutes/day x 20 days = 500 minutes = free Lightning ticket voucher to 2016 home game and Score With Reading bracelet
  • Read 25 minutes/day x 40 days = 1,000 minutes = second free ticket voucher to 2016 Lightning home game plus the Score With Reading bracelet and a Bolts Book Bag

Classrooms in which every student reads 1,000 minutes (25 minutes for 40 days) will be entered to win a personal classroom visit by a Lightning personality. Additionally, four chosen classrooms will be rewarded with Lightning Street Hockey at their school.

When teachers register their classroom and participate in the program they will receive two Lightning ticket vouchers for a 2015 Lightning home game (please see dates below). Following program completion, a select number of teachers will also receive $250 gift cards to Lakeshore Learning to enhance their classroom materials.

Minutes Submission

Teachers, please submit your list of classroom minutes online at the end of the program by December 15, 2015.  A submission link will be available in early December.

Once minutes are submitted, certificates of completion, student ticket vouchers, bracelets and book bags will be mailed.  Classes with full participation will be entered into the drawings for the Lightning celebrity visit and street hockey.

Teacher Voucher Redemption Game Dates

  • Saturday, November 14 vs. Florida at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 21 vs. Anaheim at 7 p.m.


*Friendly reminder ... ticket vouchers must be redeemed at the McDonald's Ticket Office inside Amalie Arena at least one week prior to the game date. Dates and times are subject to change. Photo identification is required.

Classroom Registration

Complete the information below to participate: