Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman signing autographs for toy and pet supply donations

Posted at 6:50 AM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 10:10:14-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning star defenseman Victor Hedman is offering up his autograph for anyone helping out Metropolitan Ministries or the Humane Society Tampa Bay.

To receive an autograph, fans are asked to bring one of the following to the Florida Blue Center at 201 N. West Shore Blvd. in Tampa on Wednesday afternoon:

  • New, unwrapped sporting good or sports equipment
  • An unwrapped gift appropriate for a teenager
  • Pet food, treats or other enrichment items

The sports items and gifts will be donated to Metropolitan Ministries to be used in the charity's Toy Drive. The pet items will be given to the Humane Society Tampa Bay.

The autograph signing will occur from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., but Bolts fans lining up early at the Florida Blue Center can participate in the Human Society's pet adoption event. The shelter will have animals on hand for anyone looking to adopt a new furry friend for the holidays.

Metropolitan Ministries has an immediate need for gifts for tweens and teens. Click here for a complete list of items urgently needed and donation locations.