Sunday, February 13, 2011

Scenes from the Gnash Vegas Predators Gala

The Nashville Predators recently held a night in Gnash Vegas to benefit the Predators Foundation. The arena was set up like the floor of a Vegas casino, with poker, black jack, and other games of chance available for the attendees. The Predators players and coaching staff participated in the games and mingled with the folks in attendance, and they were very accessible and friendly.

Numerous auction items were set up around the perimeter of the arena, with the gaming tables and the food from various Nashville restaurants in the middle.

The players were available for pictures and had ample time to visit with those that were there. The players seemed to enjoy having the opportunity to move around and meet the fans as well as participate in the games. Each player wore the white third jersey, which was later auctioned off in a blind auction. Winners of the jersey had it autographed by the player.

The Predators Dancers and Ice Girls dressed as Vegas showgirls for the event.

All the coaches were in attendance. Needless to say, they were excited about the trade for Mike Fisher, which was announced earlier in the day.

One of the poker tables on the floor of Gnash Vegas. A word of advice: NEVER play poker with J.P. Dumont. Let me just say that he is very good.

Playing black jack with Pekka Rinne.

This was a very fun night that benefits the Nashville Predators Foundation. The Foundation continues to make a positive impact in our community through their involvement with many charitable enterprises in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Last year, the Foundation delivered over $300,000 in grants to various charities. Support of events like the Gala, the Wine Tasting, and the silent auction at home games allows the Foundation to continue to support these worthwhile causes.

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