Mary, David and Kimberly Eberhard joined the ‘Distant Thunder’ on Sept. 28 to cheer on the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. When the Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars, Kimberly declared the win was an early present for her, since her birthday was the next day.
In fact, Kim is such a big fan of the Bolts that her best friend, Ashley Cretcher, arranged a surprise visit by Thunderbug, the team’s mascot, to Kim’s school on her birthday. Plus, Kim joined in festivities when the Bolts returned to Tampa by riding on the Sticks of Fire boat and joining her parents at the celebration at Raymond James stadium.
The Eberhards aren’t wearing masks in this photo, but once the photo was taken, they put their masks back on to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.
The Eberhards are from Wesley Chapel, and Mary is in charge of accounting at The Laker/Lutz News.
Here, the family poses with an inflatable Stanley Cup, soaking in the joy of the moment, after the Tampa Bay Lightning capture the real Stanley Cup by defeating the Dallas Stars.