DIRK SHADD | Times Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos signs a 5 foot by 4 foot painting of himself made by Dario Cruz.
DIRK SHADD | Times Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos signs a 5 foot by 4 foot painting of himself made by Dario Cruz.

They signed autograph as a show of support for local businesses in Seminole Heights.

DIRK SHADD | Times Ricky Baley (left) gets a selfie with Tampa Bay Lightning J.T. Brown and Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan after getting autographs along with his kids.
DIRK SHADD | Times Ricky Baley (left) gets a selfie with Tampa Bay Lightning J.T. Brown and Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan after getting autographs along with his kids.

In order to receive an autograph or photo, fans were encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys that will be donated to underserved elementary-aged children in Seminole Heights for the holidays.

DIRK SHADD | Times Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos (left) shakes hands with Darren, 11, as he gets an autograph along with his little brother Darshaun, 5, and mother Jasmine Armstead.
DIRK SHADD | Times Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos (left) shakes hands with Darren, 11, as he gets an autograph along with his little brother Darshaun, 5, and mother Jasmine Armstead.

The signings took place at three separate locations in Seminole Heights Brew Bus Brewing, Fodder & Shine and Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe.

DIRK SHADD | Times Jasmine Armstead clutches her sons hockey stick as she takes a look at there phone along with her sons Darren (center), 11, and Darshaun, 5, while waiting in line to get an autograph.
DIRK SHADD | Times Jasmine Armstead clutches her sons hockey stick as she takes a look at there phone along with her sons Darren (center), 11, and Darshaun, 5, while waiting in line to get an autograph.

Fans were encouraged to come for autographs and stay to support these and other local businesses in Seminole Heights.

DIRK SHADD | Times Cindy Rodriguez (right) gets a selfie with her daughters Emalee Vazquez, 3, and Kailee Vazquez, 9, along with Tampa Bay Lightning J.T. Brown and Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan.
DIRK SHADD | Times Cindy Rodriguez (right) gets a selfie with her daughters Emalee Vazquez, 3, and Kailee Vazquez, 9, along with Tampa Bay Lightning J.T. Brown and Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan.
DIRK SHADD | Times Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos signs autographs at Brew Bus Brewing in Seminole Heights.
DIRK SHADD | Times Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos signs autographs at Brew Bus Brewing in Seminole Heights.