If anyone is interested, here is the announcement from the team:
Fresh off its third football national championship last week, Gator Nation is still flying high. Soon it will be taking that excitement to the high seas, and you’re invited to join in. Capture Entertainment and Productions, in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Gator Club, have announced “Lightning Strikes Gator Nation: A Championship Cruise for the Cause”.
The sunset cruise will take place aboard the Yacht StarShip, departing at 4:45 p.m. on Jan. 30 from Channelside in Tampa. The all-inclusive event aboard the Yacht StarShip features award-winning cuisine, cocktails, entertainment and dancing. Immediately following the cruise the party continues, as each guest will watch the Lightning face the Philadelphia Flyers at the St. Pete Times Forum. Admission to the game is included in the price of the cruise.
“I am very thankful to the Lightning and to all of Gator Nation for coming together on this event”, said former Gator and event host Thaddeus Bullard. “We know that this will be a first-class evening and that all of our guests will have a night to remember.”
Guests will include members of the Gators’ past three National Championship teams, as well as numerous other celebrities who support our causes. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Children’s Cancer Center, the Tampa Gator Club Opportunity Scholarship Fund and Sydney’s School for Autism.
“I have first hand knowledge of how great it is to be a Florida Gator and a Pittsburgh Steeler,” said former Gator and current Steelers Offensive Lineman Max Starks. “This cruise will be an excellent opportunity for fans to celebrate the success of both organizations.”
Children’s Cancer Center Community Relations Director Shannon Hannon Olivero quipped, “We are proud and extremely grateful to be a partner with Capture Entertainment and Productions on this exciting event.”
Information about the event is available at www.capture-events.com. Tickets will be available for pick up with a photo ID at the will call window at the Mc Donald’s Box Office at the St. Pete Times Forum from time of purchase through the day of the event. The deadline to order tickets is January 29, 2009. This event WILL sell out. For ticket information please e-mail Mike Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (813) 301-6514.