TAMPA — The question was not if, but how. The Lightning always knew they’d recognize their remaining seven Community Heroes.Before the season was paused in March due to the coronavirus, the organization hoped to continue the feature at live, sold-out games. The next plan was to do so at live games in an empty Amalie Arena. When it became clear there would be no games at their home arena, the Lightning needed new ideas.Not wanting to save these seven heroes for next season, the organization decided to take a page from its lockout book.“When we realized we weren’t going to be able to honor them in game, we decided to, since the hero can’t come to us, we are going to them,” Lightning Foundation executive director Elizabeth Frazier said.She, team CEO Steve Griggs and other representatives are visiting the Heroes on site, learning more about the work they do and then presenting the giant check there, instead of at the arena.It’s not the same as sharing the video and making the presentation in front of a captive audience at Amalie, but the benefit is learning more about the organizations.Of the non-profits they visited, Frazier had only been to one previously. She has a wide network of organizations through the Community Hero program as well as the foundation’s other work and enjoys being able to connect groups that can help each other.She and others in the Lightning toured 1Voice Foundation in Brandon, the area’s only private pediatric cancer research lab, to honor Cameron Tebbi. Since then, they recognized DJ Reyes at Bay Legal Services (a nonprofit law firm), Mike Alstott at the Mike Alstott Foundation (which provides experiences for children in the hospital), Bruce DeGrace at Neighborly Care (an adult day center), David Siracusa at Religious Community Services (a homelessness, hunger and domestic violence crisis center), and Alan Bomstein outside Amalie Arena.There is one more hero to be recognized, but they have elected to wait due to the pandemic. The donation has already been made to the selected non-profit, but will be announced at a later date.In all, the Lightning Foundation made donations to 13 non-profits on behalf of the last seven heroes. The program passed the $20 million milestone this year and will finish the season having recognized 406 people.