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.