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NHL, NHLPA, Panthers, Lightning team up, donate $2.7M to hurricane relief


Hockey is doing its part.

The Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, National Hockey League, and the Players' Association announced a joint donation of $2.7 million for relief to those affected across Florida by Hurricane Irma.

Per the official release:

Extensive damage was caused to the entire state of Florida by the Hurricane which made landfall in the state on Sunday, first hitting the Florida Keys. Negative impacts have been felt by millions of people in many different ways across the state, including Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Naples, Lakeland, Tampa Bay, and Jacksonville.

Additional donations can be made through The Lightning Foundation, The Florida Panthers Foundation, or at the teams’ home preseason games, which begin next week.

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