posted on behalf of @TheViewfrom111
The recent floods that have devastated Nashville and the surrounding communities have brought out the best in the people of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Volunteer efforts have been overwhelming, and people have responded with time, physical effort, and money to help those in need.
Hockey fans aren’t like other fans, and that is not just a tag line in a commercial. While it is true about their passion for the great game of hockey, it is also true about their concern for their neighbor and the response to those in need. Predator fans have rallied around the community with an energy and enthusiasm that is contagious and inspiring.
Predator fans, and hockey fans in Nashville will have another opportunity to put that passion into action at the Nashville Flood Relief NHLtweetup on Monday, June 7th from 6-9:00 at the Tin Roof, 1516 Demonbreun St. in Nashville.
Come share the fellowship of the Predator nation as we gather for a great cause. All proceeds from the event will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Flood Relief Effort.
There will be appearances by the Predators coaching staff as well as Preds play by play announcer Pete Weber and radio announcer Tom Callahan. There are some great auction items that will be available at the venue, including four game tickets and a locker room tour provided by Head Coach Barry Trotz; autographed Olympic pictures from Ryan Suter and Shea Weber; signed jerseys and pucks, and much more. Not only will there be some outstanding Predator items at the auction, but some non-hockey related items that are very nice. There will also be opportunities to bid on all of these at a silent auction at the Tin Roof.
As of 6/5, these are the special guests that are expected to attend (subject to change without notice):
Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz
Predators assistant Coach Brent Peterson
Predators assistant GM Mike Santos
Predators Color Analyst Terry Crisp
Former NHL enforcer Stu “The Grim Reaper” Grimson
Update – 5/19: See today’s posting on The View From 111 for pictures of some of the raffle items that have been donated by The Nashville Predators – NHLtweetup Predator Auction Items
Update 6/2: Since the original post, items have been sold and new items have been added. Be sure to check the the eBay Giving Works page for items active in the auction.
The outpouring of support from the hockey community across the country has been exceptional. We will also have an on-line auction of items that we have received from other teams. There is a Washington Capitals baseball hat signed by Alexander Ovechkin, pucks signed by Sidney Crosby and Geno Malkin, a Carolina Hurricanes jersey signed by Rod Brind’Amour, and many more items coming in from around the league. Auction items are being placed on the eBay Giving Works for the Community Foundation as they are received. Click HERE to go to the auction page. (Information will be updated here and through @NHLtweetup when auction items are added.) Many thanks to @dani3boyz for her efforts to secure donations and to get the word out across the country about the NHLtweetup.
The night at the Tin Roof promises to be a lot of fun with a few (pleasant) surprises thrown in. And as icing on the cake, the great folks at the Tin Roof are also going to make a cash donation to the effort.
100% of the proceeds raised at the NHLtweetup and the on-line auction will go to CFMT for distribution to those impacted by the recent floods.
This promises to be a great evening of fun and fellowship with Predator fans from around the area, with the proceeds benefiting those that need our help.
Don’t forget to follow @nhltweetup on Twitter for up to date info on upcoming NHLtweetups!