TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning asked fans to drop off their lucky charms at Amalie Arena on Saturday to help the team win their playoff run.
“Part of us literally goes with the team,” said fan Olivia Beck. ‘What more could you ask for?’
The Lightning expect to receive 200 lucky charms ranging from jerseys, keychains, hats, pucks, mugs, and more. Some of these items will travel with the team, while others will be displayed in the Amalie Arena lobby.
Beck brought her charms and lightning bolt earrings. The superstitious fan says jewelry brings good luck.
“I put on these simple jewels and not only did they win, but they got an exciting overtime or shootout win,” Beck said. “Hopefully it will bring them more playoff luck.”
Beck also brought her dad’s Lightning polo shirt and said she appreciates how the team makes fans feel like they’re helping the team win.
“Being Lightning fans for so many years now and holding subscriptions,” she said. “We love how the organization and staff go above and beyond for their fans and ensure they try more and more inclusive and immersive fan events.”
Lightning staff took pictures of fans with their charms which will be uploaded to their dedicated Call to Charms webpage. All items will be returned after the end of the season.