Wednesday, June 05, 2013

A good day's work

When it comes to work, I think the only thing better than enjoying your job itself is being proud of what your employer does that falls outside of what would be considered their normal scope. I'm fortunate in that I work for the Tampa Bay Lightning, a professional sports team that is aggressively active in the community beyond just trying to get people to buy hockey tickets.
For example, Tuesday night we went as a staff to St. Pete Clearwater Airport to welcome home World War II veterans who had spent the day in Washington D.C. via Honor Flight of West Central Florida, part of the Honor Flight Network. Honor Flight is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans by transporting them to Washington to visit and reflect at their memorials. This particular Honor Flight was underwritten by our owner, Jeff Vinik, and several Lightning staff went on the trip to serve as escorts and guides for the vets, all of whom were between 86 and 94 years old.
It was a moving experience and truly a privilege to be involved in even a small way in honoring these true heroes.
This is Kevin Alexander, one of the managers of our security patrol, performing his Honor Flight escort duties.

So proud to be a member of this team (I'm in the back, near the left).
 For more on the Lightning's involvement in the Tampa Bay Community, check out these links:

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