Vinik family to donate more than $10M through Lightning Foundation

BY foxsports • February 1, 2011

TAMPA BAY, Fla. -- Jeff Vinik, Chairman and Governor of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and his wife, Penny, are donating more than $10 million through the Lightning Foundation to deserving community heroes and charity partners in Tampa Bay over the next five years, the organization announced today at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa.

This announcement by Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, parent company of the Lightning, is one of a series focusing on a complete brand and business transformation under Vinik's ownership. Vinik, who purchased the Lightning in March, 2010, pledged at that time to make the franchise world class and a leader in the community.

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