Lightning & Vinik Family Foundations donate $2 million to Hurricane Ian relief

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The Tampa Bay Lightning are champions on and off the ice. The Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation and the Vinik Family Foundation announced that they are donating $1 million each, for a combined total of $2 million, toward Hurricane Ian relief efforts and those negatively impacted by the storm.

“This is a tragic situation for many families and communities across the state of Florida, but especially so in the southwest region of the state,” said Lightning Owner and Chairman Jeff Vinik. “In times like these the most important thing we can do is support one another, and we hope this donation will help families recover and rebuild in the months to come.”


The Lightning and the Vinik Family Foundation will continue to form key partnerships and identify opportunities to support those in need following this tragic event. The Lightning and the Vinik Family Foundation encourage everyone to support as they can and those looking to make financial contributions through the Lightning Foundation can do so by visiting their website

You can find more way to support those impacted by Hurricane Ian at this list.

The Glazer family, owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, announced Thursday it would be donating $1 million to assist in disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Ian.

The donation will be distributed to “organizations that are providing support to those who have been most impacted by the storm in Southwest Florida and throughout the state,” a team statement announced.

“The destruction suffered in Southwest Florida and the damage inflicted throughout our state will be felt for some time,” Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-owner Darcie Glazer Kassewitz said in the statement. “It will take entire communities resiliently working together for an extended period and our family is committed to aiding in the recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with the countless people affected, the heroic first responders and all of those helping to keep others safe.”

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