The Lightning are collecting toys the next two games for Toys for Tots.
Fans are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the PODs containers on Thunder Alley before Thursday’s game against the Bruins and Saturday’s game against the Capitals.
Anyone who does so will be entered to win an invitation to a Lightning morning skate session.
The better reason to do so, though, is to provide a Christmas present for a kid who might not otherwise get one. If everyone attending these games brings at least one gift, Toys for Tots could probably give out something like 30,000 more gifts this year.
Okay, that number is a completely unofficial ballpark guess based on the idea of a full arena for two big games and that maybe half of the fans in attendance will repeat from one game to the next. But the point is, a lot of gifts could be given.