Sunday, February 15, 2015

Fans and Predator Players Celebrate Gnashvegas

The annual Gnashvegas event was held at Bridgestone Arena and Predators players, executives, and the broadcast team mingled and enjoyed great food and fellowship to benefit the Predators Foundation.

Gnashvegas is one of the signature events of the Predators Foundation and the players get an opportunity to meet the fans in a casual and fun environment.

Proceeds from the event go to the Predators Foundation to be distributed among many charitable organizations in our community.

Blackjack, poker, and roulette were some of the games that the fans enjoyed with the players, along with an excellent variety of foods from local restaurants.

Here are some pictures from tonight's event:

The event was held on the floor of the Bridgestone Arena with numerous food stations from local restaurants along with tables for various games of chance.

Assistant General Manager Paul Fenton, his wife, and Claudia Weber, wife of Predators play by play announcer Pete Weber

Pekka Rinne gives an interview with a local television station

Shea Weber and Eric Nystrom visit with fans at the event

James Neal has a visit with some of the guests 

The View, Tami and Brent Peterson, and Claudia Weber

I had a chance to talk with Roman Josi about the trade for Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli. Josi said that the team was really excited about the addition of Franson and that he thought that the blue line was in great shape, and that they were glad to welcome Franson back to the team. He felt that Santorelli was a great addition to the forwards and that he would give them the depth they needed for a playoff run.

This event is a great fund raising event for the Foundation and the fans of the team have done an excellent job of supporting the Foundation's events like Gnashvegas..

While it is a fun evening for the fans and players, more importantly, it helps to raise funds for the support of many charitable organizations by the Predators Foundation.

The Foundation continues to be an important and vital cog in the support of numerous worthy enterprises in our community.

Kudos to the Foundation for a great event and for their continued support of many worthwhile organizations.

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