WHO:              Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, and the Tampa Bay Lightning will host the 2018 Skate-A-Thon to support cancer research and patient services at the cancer center.

WHAT:             Have you ever wanted to take the ice at AMALIE Arena like the Tampa Bay Lightning? Join us for Skate-A-Thon with Lightning alumni players, the Lightning Girls and ThunderBug. Choose from one of two 45-minute open-skate sessions and bring your own gear. Tickets are $35 for skaters and $10 for nonskaters.

                        Looking for fun off the ice? Our Moffitt Healthy KIDZ activity zone will have a photo booth with props, as well as a silent auction featuring Lightning autographed memorabilia (think Steven Stamkos, Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov) and a VIP tour of AMALIE Arena plus an opportunity for four to watch a Lightning private practice.

“Whether you’re comfortable on or off the ice, Skate-A-Thon has something for the whole family to enjoy,” said Matt Kupec, executive vice president, chief philanthropy officer and president of the Moffitt Foundation. "What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon while giving back to the cause — supporting cancer research?”

Check out photos from last year’s Skate-A-Thon here. For more information visit www.TampaBayLightning.com/MoffittSkate.

WHEN:            Sunday, Feb. 25, Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:           AMALIE Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa


About Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 5,700 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube


About the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment

Jeff Vinik purchased the Tampa Bay Lightning, the leasehold rights to AMALIE Arena and some adjacent properties in March 2010 and immediately initiated a complete brand and business transformation of the franchise aimed at delivering a world class organization to the community and its fans. In 2016, ESPN ranked the Lightning as the No. 1 team in professional sports, lauding the organization for its unrivaled fan experience, guest services and performance on the ice.