Saturday, February 16, 2013

Good Times at Gnash Vegas

The Nashville Predators have a deep commitment to our community, having made over $350,000 in grants last year and being involved with numerous charities and worthwhile organizations. Through their Foundation, the Predators have touched many lives in a positive way.

One of the favorite fund raising activities for the Foundation is Gnash Vegas, a night to mingle with the Predator players and staff, enjoy great food and entertainment, and spend some time playing some games of chance with the players. Those in attendance received "Predators bucks" to use playing cards, roulette, craps, and other games of chance in a relaxed atmosphere.

Here are some images from the event, which was held this past Wednesday:

The floor of the Bridgestone Arena set up for a night of Gnash Vegas

Predators COO Sean Henry and Head Coach Barry Trotz address the crowd

Several of the players around a Bentley, which was on display

This slick piece of automotive engineering could be had for a mere $250,000

My friend Travis Ruffin, the Honey Badger Craig Smith, and the View

Fan favorites Six Wire provided their usual great performance to entertain the attendees

Former Predators defensemen Cale Hulse and Stu Grimson

Former Predator Cliff Ronning at the craps table

Gabriel Bourque with the View

Pekka Rinne is always a fan favorite

The graciousness and the accessibility of the players is always a great part of the evening. The players are not only exceptional at their craft, but good people as well.

We are fortunate to have the Predators in Nashville, and these fun events help the team and the Foundation to be extensively involved in our community to make it a better place for all of the citizens of Smashville.

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