Preds 2012 GnashVegas Gala Ball A Huge Success

Thursday, 02.16.2012 / 5:21 PM CT / Community
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Preds 2012 GnashVegas Gala Ball A Huge Success

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Fans of the Nashville Predators got a rare chance to test their skills against their favorite hockey players Wednesday night—not on the ice but above it, as they faced off at blackjack and other games for a good cause at the Predators Foundation’s 2012 GnashVegas Casino Night and Auction. Held on the covered rink inside Bridgestone Arena, the annual fund-raiser featured a photo booth with Preds players, food from area restaurants, many items available for auction, and live music.

One highlight of the night was an impromptu duet of “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” with Predators forward Colin Wilson and Big Kenny of popular country music duo Big & Rich. The rendition earned the Predators Foundation a $1,000 donation from one of the 900 attendees. Big Kenny played auctioneer for a few of the premium items, selling a spot on a Florida road trip with the team for $9,000. Other auction items included autographed jerseys, photos and equipment; baskets reflecting the interests of various Preds players; country music memorabilia like a cowboy hat signed by Toby Keith and tickets to an upcoming Brad Paisley show with a meet & greet; and more.

All told, the event raised over $120,000 for the Predators Foundation, which has awarded more than $3 million in financial grants and donations since its 1998 inception. Last year, the foundation awarded its largest one-time allocation in its history, contributing over $325,000 to 116 charities. The Foundation has also provided in-kind donations, including memorabilia and tickets, to many organizations and fund-raising events.

The foundation’s next major fund-raiser is the 2012 Wine Festival & Tasting, scheduled for March 23. This event, which made its debut in 2006, brings in over 200 different types of higher end wines to the floor of Bridgestone Arena. For more information and to register, visit www.nashvillepredators.com/wine.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

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2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 6 4 2 1 6
C. Wilson 6 5 0 -1 5
J. Neal 6 4 1 0 5
C. Smith 6 2 3 2 5
M. Ribeiro 6 1 4 2 5
S. Jones 6 0 4 -6 4
R. Ellis 6 0 3 4 3
M. Cullen 6 1 1 -1 2
C. Jarnkrok 6 0 2 -2 2
C. Franson 5 0 2 1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 2 4 2 .909 2.68