Petey's Preds Party and Golf Outing
One thing I always look forward to this time of year is the cooler weather. It means being outside and being able to golf or run or just knock about in relative comfort. And it also means one of the biggest events on the Predators Foundation calendar is on the horizon: Petey’s Preds Party!
If you’re not familiar with the genesis of the event, former Associate Coach Brent Peterson was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and later founded Peterson for Parkinson’s, a non-profit foundation that deals directly with helping to find a cure for the disease. For the past several years Peterson has hosted a dinner party and golf tournament, and more recently has teamed with the Predators Foundation to make it a two-day event. The dinner is now held at Bridgestone Arena and features many well-known names in the local and national communities, and the golf tournament (sold out for this year!) is held at Vanderbilt Legends course the following day.
While golfers may be disappointed to know the tournament has filled, the dinner is always a fun event with silent auction items, entertainment ranging from comedians and musical acts, and a chance to meet the man himself. If you do get a chance to talk to Peterson, just know that he will talk to you at length about anything! Get him going on hockey, or Parkinson’s research, or anything really… as someone who played several years in the NHL and coached for many more, he’s seen quite a bit. Plus he’s always got a joke or six on tap. It’s part of the experience!
Hopefully I’ve piqued your curiosity enough to click here and look at attending the Party on September 16th at Bridgestone Arena. There’s a lot of great food and drink on top of everything else I’ve already mentioned and many folks you’ll recognize if you’re a Preds fan! I hope to see you there as we help out with a great cause!