Car Rental Florida and Tampa Bay Lightning
Imagine the sound of 20,000 screaming fans after their team has won the most prized trophy in professional sports. Sound good? Then let Continental car rental Florida get you in the game with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning became the 2004 Stanley Cup champions and are poised to make a run at the title again this season. Since entering the league in 1992, the Lighting have been a force in the National Hockey League. Originally founded by hockey legend Phil Esposito, the Lightning are owned by billionaire Bill Davidson, who also owns the recent NBA and WNBA champions, the Detroit Pistons and Shock. Along with boasting some of the games biggest superstars, it is always exciting to catch a game against Southeast division, and state rival, the Florida Panthers. Taking in a Tampa Bay Lightning game is the perfect car rental Florida family activity. Not only will the on ice play get your pulse racing, but your kids will enjoy the off-ice antics of team mascot Thunderbug. So don't waste another minute. With Continental car rental Florida, get down to the rink and watch the battle for the Stanley Cup, as Tampa Bay attempts to make Lightning strike twice.
On-ice superstars, Off-ice heroes
While the players get paid for their on-ice play, it is their off-ice contributions to the community of Tampa Bay that really count. The Tampa Bay Lightning successfully run programs promoting youth hockey, education, and cancer awareness to name a few. Specifically the Lightning Foundation was launched to improve the Tampa Bay community through better education and sport opportunities. Two of the Lightning's most popular charity events are the Glitz & Sticks Celebrity Casino Evening and head coach John Tortorella's Celebrity Fishing Tournament. Both group Lightning players, coaches, and personnel with local business members and other contributors. If you are interested in volunteering for or attending a charity event with your Continental car rental Florida, please visit the Lightning's official website www.tampabaylightning.com .
I think they'll need a bigger Trophy Case
Along with winning the Stanley Cup in 2003-2004, many Lightning players also took home individual awards. Star Martin St. Louis led the league in scoring and was named the NHL's most valuable player, while rising star Brad Richards was awarded the leagues most sportsmanlike player award and was named playoff MVP. Head coach John Tortorella was also named coach of the year. If this isn't enough reason to take in a game with your Continental car rental Florida, then this years team might change your mind. Vincent Lecavalier who was once coined 'the Michael Jordon of hockey' and teammate Martin St. Louis, are battling for the league lead in goals and points.
Taking in a game
The Lightning play at the beautiful St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa Bay's downtown Garrison Seaport District. A day at the rink is a perfect car rental Florida family outing as tickets are available for as low at $14 each. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations or at the McDonalds Box Office. The McDonalds Box Office can be reached at (813) 301-2500 and can be found at the St. Pete Times Forum. The Forum is located at 401 Channelside Drive and hosts a variety of restaurants, suites, and concessions for your convenience. Originally named the Ice Palace, the St. Pete Times Forum holds just over 19,500 people for hockey games. You may want to call ahead to reserve your tickets although some seats are usually available on game day. Remember, while taking in the sites with Continental car rental Florida, become a part of the fastest game on earth with the Tampa Bay Lightning!