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James Neal to Host Hockey Clinic to Benefit Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee

by Press Release / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (July 29, 2015) – Nashville Predators forward James Neal, in conjunction with the Nashville Predators Foundation, will host a hockey clinic on Saturday, Sept. 12 to support Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. The one-day clinic, which will be held at Antioch’s Ford Ice Center, will feature instruction from Neal, Nashville Predators Amateur Hockey Development and Ford Ice Center staffs and additional special guests.

“I love Nashville and playing for the Predators and want to give back to the city as much as I can,” Neal said. “Make-A-Wish is a great organization with an important mission and the decision to help raise money to support them, while also helping kids learn more about hockey, was an easy one for me.”

What: James Neal Hockey Clinic

Who: Mite, Squirt, Peewee and Bantam players and goaltenders (ages 7-14)

(Full equipment required. Players will be grouped by ability to enhance their learning environment.)

When: Saturday, Sept. 12 from 3-6 p.m.

Where: Ford Ice Center (5264 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Antioch)

Notes: Registration for the clinic is $118 per participant and includes 75 minutes of on-ice instruction, 75 minutes of off-ice instruction, two tickets to a 2015-16 Preds preseason home game, an official James Neal Clinic jersey, a meet-and-greet with Neal, pizza party, raffle items and more. Space is limited to the first 100 participants; register today at For more information, contact Liz Wardlow at (615) 770-2152 or

About to Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee:

Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 37 minutes and has granted more than 254,000 wishes in the United States since inception. For more information about Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

About the Nashville Predators Foundation:

The Nashville Predators recognize they play an important role in the community beyond what takes place on the ice. Established in September 1998, the Predators Foundation strives to meet the educational, social, health and cultural needs of the community by offering unique resources and financial support to local youth-oriented organizations, awarding more than $4 million to the greater Nashville community. Between grants and other charitable donations, such as player ticket programs and fund-raising efforts, the Foundation donated nearly $1 million in cash to community organizations during the 2014-15 season. To learn more about the Nashville Predators Foundation and see a list of upcoming events, visit

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