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In the most important real news of the day: the Lightning are looking for women for the 2011-2012 Lightning Girls team.

Here is the info on how to apply via The Tampa Tribune

Interested females must be 18 years of age or older at the time of the interview and must have a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED). Candidates are advised to submit a resume, one 5x7 headshot and a two-minute video DVD expressing their desire to be a Lightning Girl and any special talents or unique skills they may have.

Dance, cheer, hockey knowledge and the ability to skate is preferred, but not required. Candidates should have an outgoing personality with strong interpersonal skills and should also be comfortable with performing in front of a large audience and communicating effectively with the public in an engaging manner. Individuals with a special interest in sports, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle are encouraged to apply.

The Lightning Girls engage and entertain fans at all Lightning home games and appear at various appearances throughout the Bay Area each year. They create an energetic social tone by providing inspiration, enthusiasm and support for the hockey team. They encourage positive attitudes, healthy lifestyles, work ethic, discipline and determination while serving as ambassadors who recognize the importance of civic outreach, charity involvement and proudly giving back to the community.

For more information interested girls should contact Kelli Yeloushan at (813) 301-6574 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it