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SBD/February 3, 2011/Facilities
Lightning Unveil Planned $35M Renovation Of St. Pete Times Forum
Published February 3, 2011
CHARITABLE GIVING: Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik and his wife, Penny, are donating more than $10M through the Lightning Foundation over the next five years. More than $2M will be granted by the foundation each season, utilizing two different programs established by the organization. The first program, "Lightning Community Partners: Giving Back Through the Power of Partnerships," will present four $200,000 grants to major charities in the Tampa area for five years beginning with the '11-12 season. The second program, "Lightning Community Heroes: Honoring Tampa Bay's Community Heroes," will present 25 $50,000 awards to individuals and their representative 501 (c) 3 organizations for the next five years beginning with next season. The Lightning additionally are pledging 4,000 hours of volunteerism from full-time staff each calendar year under the team's "All in For Our Community" program (Lightning).