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Cheer on the Bolts, help a child: Buddy Bear giveaway at Amalie Arena

You don't have to go to today's Tampa Bay Lightning game to give a Buddy Bear to a child going through medical treatment.
Credit: AdventHealth
Buddy Bears dressed in Tampa Bay Lightning gear will be given to AdventHealth pediatric patients.

TAMPA, Fla. — For the 4th year, the Tampa Bay Lightning is teaming up with AdventHealth to give sick children a new friend.

The first 3,000 Bolts fans to arrive at Amalie Arena for Saturday's 4 p.m. game against the Calgary Flames will receive a Buddy Bear. It's a teddy bear dressed in Lightning gear. 

For every bear given away at today's game, another bear will be given to a pediatric patient with AdventHealth.

If you can't make it to the game, you can still donate online for $25. You'll get a Buddy Bear and so will a child in Florida who's going through treatment with AdventHealth. 

The Buddy Bear program helps fund the AdventHealth Foundation West Florida. Contributions will help buy life-saving pediatric equipment and provide medical services to sick children.

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