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Fundraisers for the families of slain Tampa cops, and a Q&A after Young Guns game



Lots going on Wednesday at the St. Pete Times Forum as the Tampa Bay Lightning wraps up its development camp with a 6 p.m. Young Guns Game, after which GM Steve Yzerman, defenseman Brett Clark and first-round draft choice Brett Connolly will hold a Q&A. The event is free and open to the pubic. Free parking in the VIP west lot. Enter Gate B. There also will be multiple fundraisers for the families of the two Tampa police officers killed recently in the line of duty.

Here is the announcement from the team:

The Tampa Bay Lightning will hold multiple fundraising efforts benefiting the Curtis/Kocab Memorial Fund during the Young Guns Game being held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum. Monies from the fund will go directly to the surviving spouses and families of these officers killed in the line of duty on June 29. During the Young Guns Game the Lightning Foundation will accept cash donations and checks payable to the Curtis/Kocab Memorial Fund at stations located on the concourse at the Times Forum. The team will also hold a raffle for four Lighting plaza level end zone season tickets, normally a $7,196 value. The winner must be present to claim the prize.

Doors for Wednesday's Young Guns Game will open at 5:30 p.m. with the game getting underway at 6 p.m. The contest will feature two 20-minute periods with a shootout challenge at the end. Following the game fans will have the opportunity to participate in the question and answer session, get autographs from all the prospects involved in the camp and watch the Lightning Hockey Night radio show broadcast LIVE from the XO VIP Club from 7-8 p.m. They will also have the chance to enter to win exciting Lightning prizes and more, while ThunderBug and the Bolt Brigade will be on hand to entertain.


Complimentary parking will be available in the VIP West Lot and they should access the Times Forum through Gate B. Discounted concessions will also be available.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:15am]


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