Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Petey's Party Packs the Bridgestone Arena For A Great Cause

The Bridgestone Arena floor was filled with tables and supporters to raise funds for the Predators Foundation and the Peterson for Parkinson's Foundation. The event raises funds to support the Predators Foundation and Brent Peterson's Foundation to raise funds for research to find a cure for Parkinson's.

Those in attendance were treated to a variety of foods and some exceptional silent auction items. They also got to bid on traveling on the Predators charter to road games in Ottawa and Toronto as well as a personally signed guitar from Vince Gill.

Here are some images from the event:

The arena floor was filled with tables awaiting the guests.

There were numerous sports memorabilia items at the silent auction, including signed sweaters by the Predators players.

This being Music city, there were numerous music related items available at the silent auction, including a guitar autographed by the members of Kiss (top), an autographed song sheet of Piano Man by the Piano Man himself, Billy Joel (middle), and an acoustic guitar autographed by the members of Def Leppard (bottom).
Guests enjoying dinner.
The Predators media personalities were in attendance. Predators play by play announcer Pete Weber with Mrs. View.
Predators COO Sean Henry addresses the audience.
Brent Peterson shares his inspiring story with those the crowd.
Comedian Keith Alberstadt entertained the audience.
Some of the Predators players enjoying the evening, including Seth Jones, Craig Smith, Carter Hutton, and Pekka Rinne.

This fun evening supports the very worthwhile activities of the Predators Foundation and the Peterson for Parkinson's Foundation. The Predators Foundation has distributed over $4 million to 500 organizations in Middle Tennessee that are working to improve the quality of life for our residents. Brent's Foundation has contributed well into the six figures to Vanderbilt Hospital to further research into finding a cure for Parkinson's.
All of these worthwhile efforts are made possible by the people who support these events. many thanks to the sponsors, donors, and those that bought tickets. Your support allows these foundations to continue to do many positive works in our community.
And we are fortunate to have a team and an organization that has a culture of caring and helping to make our community better.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome organization and strong heart for the community.