The event kicks off at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Amalie Arena when the Bolts take on the Minnesota Wild.
TAMPA, Florida – The Tampa Bay Lightning will host its annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night and take the time to “honor, recognize, and acknowledge all fighters [cancer], as well as the families, doctors and carers who struggle every day. “
The event kicks off at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Amalie Arena when the Bolts take on the Minnesota Wild, a team press release said.
The entire arena, including the dashboards and displays, is said to be dyeing lavender – the official color of Hockey Fights Cancer Month – for the game.
Players will warm up wearing special lavender and white jerseys that will be auctioned by the Lightning Foundation to support local cancer-related charities, the statement said. Fans can find the auction page herewhich will last until December 3rd.
The team also has the option to use lavender tape.
During the night, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Moffitt take the time to recognize social patients.
Cards with “I Fight For,” “In Memory Of,” and “Survivor” prompts, filled in by cancer patients and staff along with Lightning fans, will be placed in the arena for people to see.
Lightning fans will also be able to sign their own cards in Ford Thunder Alley and behind section 118, explains the hockey team.
There will be a ceremonial puck drop prior to the game with Dr. Patrick Hwu, CEO of Moffitt, will attend, according to the press release. The proceeds from the 2020-2021 raffle will also be presented in the form of a check.
This Tampa Bay Lightning game event comes after the Miles for Moffitt event, which aims to raise funds for cancer research.