Sale at Lightning Fan Fest brings joy to Tampa teen

Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Tampa Bay Lightning hosted a Fan Fest on Sunday afternoon inside Amalie Arena. I visited the event and I found myself in the midst of a bustling sale.

“I was going through seeing what I could find,” 16-year-old Jonah Dunlap told me.

Jonah and the rest of the fans interested in the sale had to rummage through new items and old items relating to the sport of hockey. The old items had actually been used by the Tampa Bay Lightning players. Although those players did not need them anymore, the future stars of the sport would certainly return them to the ice.

“I found this nice goalie chest protector,” Jonah said.

He joined the ice hockey team at Freedom High School for the first time this year. He is a goalie.

“I have been needing one for a while,” he said referring to that chest protector. “I saw this and I said, ‘That is what I like right there!’”

Did his father approve of the purchase?

“I asked my dad and he said, ‘Okay but that is coming out of your allowance,’ and I said, ‘O.K.’ but it has been worth it,” Jonah said with a smile. “Someone has used this before and it just seems special.”

Jonah also told me he will wear it for his first game while keeping some words of wisdom in mind.

“I try my best and just keep focusing on what you need to do to succeed,” he said. “And, if you have a dream, just follow it.”

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Videos

Warning for boaters

Thumbnail for the video titled "Warning for boaters"

Hurricane Season Forecast 2020

Thumbnail for the video titled "Hurricane Season Forecast 2020"

1,000 additional COIVD-19 tests available at Raymond James Stadium

Thumbnail for the video titled "1,000 additional COIVD-19 tests available at Raymond James Stadium"

Gov. DeSantis on recovery rates

Thumbnail for the video titled "Gov. DeSantis on recovery rates"

Mayor Castor addresses restrictions on religious practices during Hillsborough County EGP meeting

Thumbnail for the video titled "Mayor Castor addresses restrictions on religious practices during Hillsborough County EGP meeting"

Doctor's Concerns

Thumbnail for the video titled "Doctor's Concerns"

Madison Lowe on Feeding TB food drive

Thumbnail for the video titled "Madison Lowe on Feeding TB food drive"

125-pound giraffe born at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne

Thumbnail for the video titled "125-pound giraffe born at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne"

'You Are Not Alone': Separated by coronavirus, Tampa Bay students come together through song

Thumbnail for the video titled "'You Are Not Alone': Separated by coronavirus, Tampa Bay students come together through song"

Tampa Bay celebrates World Autism Awareness Day with something good

Thumbnail for the video titled "Tampa Bay celebrates World Autism Awareness Day with something good"

Florida reports 27 new coronavirus deaths as cases surpass 8,000

Thumbnail for the video titled "Florida reports 27 new coronavirus deaths as cases surpass 8,000"
More Local News

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss