Have you ever dreamed of skating with the Lightning at Amalie Arena in your own team jersey?
Better pull out your wallet.
The Lightning are putting that very experience up for auction as part of the All-In Challenge to raise money for coronavirus relief. The highest bidder will get to join the team at training camp in 2020-21 and compete for a spot on the roster.
The day will include a press conference with general manager Julien BriseBois, where the winner will sign a professional tryout agreement. They also will receive an authentic, personalized Lightning jersey.
They will get to meet coach Jon Cooper and other members of the coaching staff and sit in on the pre-practice team meeting. They will receive an official Lightning equipment bag with new hockey gear and official swag from the locker room, where the winner will join the team in getting ready for practice.
The best part? The experience includes the chance to practice with and scrimmage against Lightning players such as Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman. Afterward, the winner will join the team for lunch and listen in on their evaluation from the coaches.
If the winner lives outside of the Tampa Bay area and in the domestic U.S., they’ll be flown round-trip along with one guest. Lodging at the Tampa Water Street Marriott — located down the road from Amalie Arena — also will be included for two nights.
The Lightning forwarded the challenge to Dick Vitale.
Earlier this month, YouTube star Logan Thirtyacre bid $800,000 to claim Tom Brady’s All-in Challenge, which included tickets to a Bucs game, a Brady-worn game jersey and a workout or dinner with the six-time Super Bowl champion after the game.
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