Tampa Bay Lightning

2013-14 Hero Class

MARK LALLI

The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Mark Lalli as the first Lightning Community Hero of the year. Lalli, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Quantum Leap Farms.

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AL COUTURE

The Lightning honored Al Couture as the second Lightning Community Hero of the year. Couture, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to West Pasco Habitat for Humanity.

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MELISSA HELMS

The Lightning honored Melissa Helms as the Lightning Community Hero during the team's October 19th match-up with the Bruins. Helms, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and First Presbyterian Church.

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ED AMEEN

The Lightning honored Ed Ameen as the Lightning Community hero of the year during the Blackhawks match-up. Ameen, who received a $50,000 check from the Lightning Foundation will donate the money to Ronald McDonald House Charities, St. Pete Free and the Coast Guard Foundation.

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DWAYNE SCHEUNEMAN

REVolutions Dance, Great Explorations, the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities/USF Foundation, Tampa Generals Wheelchair Rugby/Tampa General Hospital Foundation, Hampton Arts Management, Hands Across the Bay, VSA and the Marcia P. Hoffman Institute/Ruth Eckerd Hall each to benefit from portion of $50,000 donation.

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JOSEPH CAPITANO SR.

Capitano, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to St. Peter Claver Catholic School, Academy Prep Center of Tampa, the Italian Club Building & Cultural Trust and Central Park Village Youth Services.

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SCOTT OWENS

Owens, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to The Abilities Foundation.

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LINDA UNFRIED

Unfried, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance.

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ELIO NAVARRO

Navarro, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to charities of his choice...

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VINCENT LECAVALIER

Lecavalier, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Vinny Lecavalier Foundation...

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FRAN POWERS

Lecavalier, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Vinny Lecavalier Foundation...

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ERIC JOHNSON

Johnson will donate to Trinity College of Florida, Habitat for Humanity of East and Central Pasco County, Pasco Education Foundation, Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation of Florida and the Center of Independence...

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DREXEY SMITH

Smith will donate the money to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic and the Guardian Ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay...

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KRISTINE ELLIS

Ellis will donate the money to the Dream Center of Tampa...

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CINDY ROSS

Ross, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Starting Right, Now...

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PATRICIA MCGUIGAN

McGuigan, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to The Spring and LifePath Hospice...

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PAUL & SUZANNE AVERY

The Lightning honored Paul and Suzanne Avery as the 19th Lightning Community Heroes of the year on Dec. 28. The Avery's will donate the money to Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)...

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Paul Whiting Sr.

The Lightning honored Paul Whiting Sr. as the 20th Lightning Community Hero on Dec. 29. Whiting will donate the money to Academy Prep of Tampa, Lightning Clozier Fund/Tampa Prep, Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Frameworks and WEDU...

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Zack Aldridge

The Lightning honored Zack Aldridge as the 21st Lightning Community Hero on January 9. Aldridge will donate the money to Jesuit High School and Metropolitan Ministries...

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Andre Kirwan

The Lightning honored Andre Kirwan as the 22nd Lightning Community Hero on January 16. Kirwan, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to to Warrick Dunn Charities, Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay, Family Network on Disabilities, Jesuit High School and Morningstar Church...

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Laura Marchetti

The Lightning honored Laura Marchetti as the 23rd Lightning Community Hero on January 18. Marchetti, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to More Health...

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Anesta Boice

The Lightning honored Anesta Boice as the 24th Lightning Community Hero on January 23. Boice, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Junior Acheivement and Community Foundation of Tampa Bay...

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Amy Shimberg

The Lightning honored Amy Shimberg as the 25th Lightning Community Hero on January 25. Shimberg, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Meals on Wheels...

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Jamie Klingman

The Lightning honored Jamie Klingman as the 26th Lightning Community Hero on February 6. Klingman, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Athletes Who Care, and Learning is for Everyone...

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Liz and David Kennedy

The Lightning honored Liz and David Kennedy as the 27th Lightning Community Heroes on February 8. The Kennedy's, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Champions for Children...

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Larry Timmer

The Lightning honored Larry Timmer as the 28th Lightning Community Hero on March 6. Timmer, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Special Olympics...

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Dr. Elias Hasbun

The Lightning honored Dr. Elias Hasbun as the 29th Lightning Community Hero on March 8. Dr. Hasbun, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to PARC...

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Bob Memoli

The Lightning honored Bob Memoli as the 30th Lightning Community Hero on March 10. Memoli, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Center of Independence, Pasco Education Foundation/Take Stock in Children, and more....

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Derrick Brooks

The Lightning honored Derrick Brooks as the 31st Lightning Community Hero on March 13. Brooks, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Derrick Brooks Charities....

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Melissa Erickson

The Lightning honored Melissa Erickson as the 32nd Lightning Community Hero on March 15. Erickson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to United Way....

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Dick Vitale

The Lightning honored Dick Vitale as the 33rd Lightning Community Hero on March 17. Vitale, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the V Foundation....

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Marion Samson-Joseph

The Lightning honored Marion Samson-Joseph as the 34th Lightning Community Hero on March 24. Samson-Joseph, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Menorah Manor....

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Sid Losh

The Lightning honored Sid Losh as the 35th Lightning Community Hero on March 27. Losh, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Children's Cancer Center....

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Mike Wells

The Lightning honored Mike Wells as the 36thLightning Community Hero on April 1. Wells, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Ryan Wells Foundation....

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Steve Yerrid

The Lightning honored Steve Yerrid as the 37th Lightning Community Hero on April 3. Yerrid, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Yerrid Foundation....

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Mary Birrell

The Lightning honored Mary Birrell as the 38th Lightning Community Hero on April 5. Birrell, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay....

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Jim and Barbara Killeen

The Lightning honored Jim and Barbara Killeen as the 39th Lightning Community Heroes on April 8. The Killeens, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Amazing Love Ministires, World Relief Tampa, and Created and Giving Hope Through Faith....

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Dr. Stephen Parks

The Lightning honored Dr. Stephen Parks as the 40th Lightning Community Hero on April 10. Parks, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Brandon Outreach Clinic....

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Glen Schubert

The Lightning honored Glen Schubert as the 41st Lightning Community Hero on April 11. Schubert, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Instruments of Change, Ruth Eckerd Hall, and Boys and Girls Club....

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Chief Jane Castor

The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Jane Castor as the 42nd Lightning Community Hero of the year. Castor, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to law enforcement based local charities.

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Robert Blount

The Lightning honored Robert Blount as the 43rd Lightning Community Hero of the year on Friday. Blount, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Abe Brown Ministries, Inc.

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