TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will host the team’s annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night, presented by Moffitt Cancer Center, on Thursday, November 17 when they take on the Calgary Flames at 7 p.m. at AMALIE Arena. Each year, Hockey Fights Cancer Night takes time to honor, recognize and acknowledge all those battling this terrible disease, as well as the families, doctors and caregivers who continue the fight each and every day.
AMALIE Arena will turn lavender, the official color of Hockey Fights Cancer month, for the game. That will include dasher boards and advertisements throughout. ‘I Fight For’, ‘In Memory Of’ and ‘Survivor’ cards completed by cancer patients and staff, VSG staff and Lightning fans will be on display around the arena and the team locker room tunnel for the night. Fans will have the opportunity to sign their own cards on Ford Thunder Alley and behind section 123. Players will wear special lavender and white Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys for warm-ups. They will then be autographed and auctioned off by the Lightning Foundation to benefit local cancer-related charities. The auction will be held at BoltsHFC.givesmart.com and run through November 26. The Lightning players will also have the opportunity to use lavender stick tape. A select few of those sticks will be presented to Moffitt Cancer Center executives.
Moffitt Executive Vice President, Chief Philanthropy Officer and Foundation President Maria Muller will participate in a pre-game ceremonial puck drop and there will be a special check presentation from the Lightning to Moffitt with proceeds from the 2021-22 season 50/50 raffle. The Lightning and Moffitt will also take time to recognize special patients throughout the night.
Moffitt is also set to host their Miles for Moffitt event at AMALIE Arena on Saturday, November 19.
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