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DEX and Preds distribute $18,750

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators

Mark Blaze, Gerry Helper and representatives from 10 Middle Tennessee charities

Above: Representatives of 10 Middle Tennessee charities received donations for their organizations from DEX Imaging and Mailing and the Predators Foundation on April 28. Below: Mark Blaze of DEX (left) and Gerry Helper of the Predators Foundation (right) presented a check for $3,050 to Denise Hickerson of the Pencil Foundation.

Mark Blaze, Denise Hickerson, and Gerry Helper
The Nashville Predators Foundation and DEX Imaging and Mailing distributed $18,750 to 10 Middle Tennessee charities on Friday, April 28. The donations came as the result of the DEX Score and Win Program, which was initiated during the 2005-06 season by DEX and the Predators Foundation. Every time a Predator scored a goal or recorded a goaltending win during the regular season, DEX made a donation to the Predators Foundation.

For every goal scored by a forward or a win by a goaltender, DEX contributed $100. The contribution was $150 for goals scored by a defenseman and there was a $200 bonus for hat tricks and shutouts.

"We greatly appreciate that DEX shares our commitment to the community and desire to link contributions to individual achievements," said Predators Senior VP of Communications and Development Gerry Helper. "Now, in addition to the team and fans benefiting from every goal and win, 10 very worthy charities that focus efforts on Middle Tennessee youth, will benefit directly."

"The relationship that DEX and the Predators have extends beyond business in that both organizations have common goals in supporting our local community," said DEX General Manager Mark Blaze. "The Predators Foundation and DEX's commitment to the community mirror each other in this goal and therefore seemed a perfect opportunity to further our partnership."

DEX Imaging and Mailing provides premier office systems and service support in the Southeast and is the Official Office Equipment Provider of the Predators.

Following is a list of player pairings with designated charities and the final 2005-06 donation totals:

Players Charity Donation*
Tomas Vokoun, Mark Eaton and Jordin Tootoo Pencil Foundation $3050
Paul Kariya and Dan Hamhuis The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation $2850
Adam Hall, Chris Mason and David Legwand YMCA Community Action Project $2400
Yanic Perreault and Greg Johnson Books from Birth $1900
Scott Walker, Mike Sillinger and Shea Weber Make-A-Wish Foundation $1600
Martin Erat and Darcy Hordichuk Saddle Up! $1600
Kimmo Timonen, Jerred Smithson and Scottie Upshall Morning Star Sanctuary $1500
Steve Sullivan and Ryan Suter Rocketown $1400
Scott Hartnell and Danny Markov KIPP Academy Nashville $1400
Marek Zidlicky, Vern Fiddler and Scott Nichol YMCA Camp Widjiwagan $1050

* Total contribution from DEX Imaging: $18,750


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