The Tampa Bay Lightning have named Total Hockey as a preferred partner today, the organization announced. The two organizations will collaborate in an effort to grow the game of hockey at the grass roots level and encourage green efforts in the sport.
The partnership’s first endeavor is to integrate HockeyGreen at the professional hockey level. HockeyGreen is Total Hockey’s composite stick recycling program that rewards players for going green by recycling their broken and unusable composite hockey sticks instead of discarding them. Every broken composite hockey stick is eligible for a $10 credit towards a qualifying stick purchase at Total Hockey.
The new partnership between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Total Hockey incorporates the HockeyGreen program at the Tampa Bay Times Forum and the Lightning’s practice facility, the Brandon Ice Sports Forum. Broken composite sticks will be collected from all players who practice and play at the rinks.
In an effort to find a way to recycle carbon fiber, Total Hockey is collecting and housing large amounts of carbon fiber materials to provide scientists with a large cache for research and development. These third party organizations are focusing on finding efficient and cost-effective ways to recycle these resources.
In exchange for the Lightning’s participation in HockeyGreen, Total Hockey will be providing hockey equipment for use in local youth hockey development programs. This partnership demonstrates Total Hockey’s commitment to growing the game of hockey throughout the nation. As the exclusive hockey equipment retailer of USA Hockey, Total Hockey supports youth hockey endeavors and continues to help increase youth hockey participation across the nation.
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New exhibit at MOSI for preschoolers: Slippery Science
Slippery Science, opening Dec. 2, will be located inside Kids In Charge!, MOSIís childrenís science center, and will include a series of interactive exhibits that teach friction, physics, the science behind reaction time and more. Inside the exhibit, guests will be able to play games, see whatís inside the hockey protection of a playerís uniform and even ham it up on the JumboTron. In addition, the Slippery Science exhibits will incorporate design elements of the Tampa Bay Times Forum and Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team which will serve as a backdrop and enhance the experience.
The Lightning and Sun Sports agreed on a contract extension that begins with the 2013-14 season and guarantees at least 70 games televised annually.
No other details were available from either the team or Fox Sports Florida, which oversees Sun Sports. But it is believed the deal is for between seven and 10 years and will pay the Lightning more than the average $6.5 million it gets from the current contract that was signed in 2000 and runs through this season.
Ratings for Lightning games have skyrocketed from .60 in 2009-10 to 1.39 in 2011-12. A ratings point equals about 18,000 homes.
LWR Communities has become the exclusive residential real estate development partner of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Times Forum, Chief Executive Officer Tod Leiweke announced today. Leiweke made the announcement in a press conference held at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club and attended by the team’s Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman. The multi-year agreement between the two entities creates a unique partnership that will enable the Lightning to grow its regional footprint into one of America’s fastest growing communities while Lakewood Ranch secures the opportunity to utilize the team’s reach into key northern markets to grow its residential and commercial real estate businesses.
The Tampa Bay Lightning today announced the list of personnel and moments that will be honored in conjunction with the organization’s 20th anniversary celebration during home games in January and February. Each game will feature a special guest from the Lightning’s past who will be recognized in the arena and on Thunder Alley (the West Plaza).