Being a huge Tampa Bay Lightning fan since I was a child, it only seems fitting to choose the Bolts as my topic for a photo journalism project. The energy and dedication you experience at Lightning games is unlike any other, especially when compared to the other Bay area sports teams. This is largely due to the successful past few seasons the Lightning have had, which has definitely played a part in the growth of their fan base. As a matter of fact, last October ESPN’s Ultimate Rankings ranked the Tampa Bay Lightning the best franchise out of 122 teams across all four US sports leagues. Which is absolutely incredible when you truly think about the Bolt’s being ranked first before any other hockey, baseball, basketball or even football team. This was a result of not only our owner Jeff Vinik’s dedication to our team but the overall dedication of the players and staff. I personally believe it is important to focus on the increasing support of our hockey team because it seems that the more people who support the Bolt’s the better our team seems to be doing overall throughout the season. Ultimately, I would love to highlight this world class organization and make clear why not only I, but other people in the Tampa Bay area are passionate about Lightning Hockey.