(May 6, 2022) – In honor of and in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week from May 2-8th, the Tampa Bay Lightning honored local teachers as the Lightning Community Heroes this evening during the first period of tonight’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hillsborough and Pinellas County Education Foundations shared a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, presented by Jabil.
Teachers play an integral role in the lives of children. They cultivate the seeds of learning in our youth, creating lesson plans, providing supplies in their classrooms, and creating a welcome, caring environment where children can feel comfortable to learn and grow. Teachers can change the world for a child, showing them they can reach their fullest potential and potentially changing the trajectory of their lives. Their guidance and mentorship truly can be the difference in a child’s life, and that is why they are community heroes.