How Winners are Selected
Each year, Tampa Bay’s outstanding young heroes are selected by a panel of judges made up of current and past pediatric patients of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Players from the Tampa Bay Lightning participate in "Kids Are Heroes" as spokeschampions, and aid the patients in the judging process.
Every child nominated receives recognition for their good deeds, and winners in each age category receive special gifts from St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and participating sponsors.
And the Winners are…
Some examples of past winners include children who have pulled an accident victim from a burning car, saved a sibling from a dog attack, donated their time or money to a charitable organization, befriended a special needs student in their classroom and called 911 to help their relative suffering from a heart attack.
Nominate the Young Hero in Your Life
Complete a nomination form online here. The deadline to submit a nomination for the 17th Annual "Kids Are Heroes" program has been extended to Jan. 31, 2014.