TAMPA, Fla., March 1, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- AdventHealth and the Tampa Bay Lightning are teaming up to host the
The first 3,000 Bolts fans to visit the AdventHealth Quad, Section 128 inside the AMALIE arena will receive a free, commemorative co-branded AdventHealth/Lightning Buddy Bear, celebrating the new black Lightning jersey. For every Buddy Bear handed out at the game, a bear will be delivered to a child in our care along with a personalized note of encouragement from a fan. Fans who can't make the game can still purchase a commemorative buddy bear for $25 at http://www.adventhealthbuddybear.com, fill out an online note of inspiration, and AdventHealth will deliver a new bear with the note to a pediatric patient. The Buddy Bear Program benefits the AdventHealth West Florida Foundation and contributions will be used to purchase pediatric life-saving equipment, new technology and create new pediatric facilities and services in our community.
"We are more than a trusted healthcare system, we are a dedicated community partner that is committed to helping people live their healthiest life possible," said Lauren Key, Senior Executive Officer of Consumer Strategy, AdventHealth West Florida Division. "We look forward to encouraging every Bolts fan to write an uplifting message that is delivered with a bear to help our youngest patients smile and feel whole."
Before the puck drops, fans can head to Thunder Alley for family-fun activities, and kid-friendly games along with prizes at the AdventHealth tents. The night includes an interactive MoveBooth, attempting a successful Operation on Thunderbug, balloon artists, and face painting for kids.
"The Lightning are very happy to be once again teaming up with our great partners at AdventHealth to bring attention to pediatric health concerns," Lightning CEO Steve Griggs said. "We look forward to helping make healthier young Bolts fans in Tampa Bay and would like to thank AdventHealth for always bringing health and wellness to the forefront."
About AdventHealth West Florida Division (Formerly Florida Hospital) The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation's brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER and AdventHealth TimberRidge ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy and home health care. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealth, and for West Florida Division, click here.
About the AdventHealth West Florida Foundation (Formerly Florida Hospital Foundation West Florida Division) The AdventHealth West Florida Foundation is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization that supports programs and services throughout the AdventHealth West Florida Division network of care. Through generous donations and acts of gratitude, our Foundation funds new facilities, and life-saving equipment and technology to advance medicine, enhance patient experiences and provide world-class healthcare, close to home. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, we strive to help more people feel whole and live their healthiest life possible. For more information about the AdventHealth West Florida Foundation, please visit http://www.AdventHealthWestFLFoundation.com.
About Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC The 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning and the leasehold rights to AMALIE Arena were purchased by an entity controlled by Jeff Vinik in March, 2010. Since acquiring these assets, Vinik has spearheaded a complete brand and business transformation of the team and the arena under the banner of Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC. The Lightning made it to the Stanley Cup Final in 2015, losing to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games. The Bolts won the Stanley Cup in 2004 in a thrilling seven game series against the Calgary Flames. Vinik and the rest of his management team continue to move the organization forward with eyes on success on the ice as well as a world class organization off of it.
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