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‘Ride to the Rivalry presented by Mercury Insurance’ Gets Lighting Fans Charged Up for Road Trip
This sweepstakes might be the ticket for 50 lucky Lightning fans to attend the Lightning at Florida Panthers game on February 10, 2018 at BB&T Center
We couldn’t have picked a better sports partner in Florida. The Tampa Bay Lightning have some of the most passionate fans in the league and we think they’re going to love this promotion!

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 1, 2018) – Mercury Insurance (NYSE: MCY) has partnered with the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2018-19 season. The two organizations today announced the first of two sweepstakes this season. “Ride to the Rivalry presented by Mercury Insurance” is where 25 Lightning fans will each win two tickets for a road trip game at the Florida Panthers’ BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

“Mercury Insurance is the perfect partner for the Tampa Bay Lightning because they share the same commitment to giving our fans a spectacular experience,” said Steve Griggs, Tampa Bay Lightning’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve seen Mercury Insurance work with other hockey teams and we know that they’ll have a positive impact on the Tampa Bay community, too.” 

Lightning fans can enter for a chance to win at from November 1 through December 14, 2018. Twenty-five winners will be selected in total, and each will receive a pair of suite tickets to see the Lightning take on the Panthers, roundtrip luxury bus ride from AMALIE Arena to the BB&T Center, and food and soft drinks, courtesy of Mercury Insurance and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

“We couldn’t have picked a better sports partner in Florida,” said Erik Thompson, Mercury’s vice president of advertising and public relations. “The Tampa Bay Lightning have some of the most passionate fans in the league and we think they’re going to love this promotion!”

The sweepstakes is part of Mercury’s 2018-19 sponsorship of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Mercury, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay P.D. will join forces this season to host the second Mercury Insurance Drive Safe Challenge ride-and-drive event in Florida. High school students and mature drivers 55 years and older will be invited to learn collision avoidance and car-handling maneuvers from professional driving instructors and participate in classroom activities. Visit Drive Safe Challenge to learn more about how to protect teen drivers or for more information about Mercury’s auto insurance coverage.

About Mercury Insurance

Mercury Insurance (MCY) is a multiple-line insurance organization predominantly offering personal automobile, homeowners and commercial insurance through a network of independent agents in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. Since 1962, Mercury has specialized in offering quality insurance at affordable prices. For more information visit or Facebook and follow the company on Twitter.

About the Tampa Bay Lightning

The 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning and the leasehold rights to AMALIE Arena were purchased by an entity controlled by Jeff Vinik in March, 2010. Since acquiring these assets, Vinik has spearheaded a complete brand and business transformation of the team and the arena under the banner of Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC. The Lightning made it to the Stanley Cup Final in 2015, losing to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games. The Bolts won the Stanley Cup in 2004 in a thrilling seven game series against the Calgary Flames. Vinik and the rest of his management team continue to move the organization forward with eyes on success on the ice as well as a world class organization off of it. 


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