The Walmart Community Playmakers Program is another way Walmart demonstrates their ongoing commitment to communities across America. Walmart and the Nashville Predators believe it is important to give thanks and recognition to those members of our community who are dedicated to improving the lives of others and being a force for good.
Please help us in nominating a member of our community who deserves this recognition by filling out the form below.
Four (4) tickets to a Nashville Predators home game
Paul and Rhonda Schmitz are the founders of Shower Up Nashville. Shower Up Nashville is a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading the love of God by providing those in need with shower services, hygiene resources and basic health care screenings. With more than 4,000 homeless in Nashville, this mobile shower service is able to provide a hot shower, clean towels, soap, shampoo, shaving cream, razors and things that most of us take for granted.
At the age of 11, Mallory Fundora began Project Yesu which has raised more than $250,000 for children in Uganda and sponsored education for more than 221 children to attend school. At just 17 years old, Mallory dedicates her time to speaking at local events throughout Nashville and challenging her peers to "be the change" by identifying problems in their community and creating a plan of action. She reminds her peers that you are never too young to make a difference.
Fred Bailey, who was born without the gift of sight, saw a need in the community to serve youth and founded a non-profit program called Children Are People. This program has provided a safe and educational after-school environment for more than 610 youth; served more than 180,000 hot meals to its students and was voted best non-profit in Sumner County four out of six years. Fred's philosophy is: Children who are disadvantaged can be shown the way to set goals and to let nothing deter them from reaching those goals.
Chris Wollas has been a foster mom for more than 20 years. In 1977, she adopted her oldest son. When he left for college, she decided to - again - become a foster parent. Chris was initially hesitant to adopt due to her age but she went on to foster more than 100 kids! Her foster children say that Chris makes them all feel loved while they are waiting on their forever home. She is a role model to each and every child she encounters.