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Nashville Predators, Arizona Coyotes Host Joint Pet Supply, Blood Drives

Friendly competition for charity stems from 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifier matchup, will benefit non-profits in both communities

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (July 23, 2020) - The Nashville Predators Foundation empowered by SmileDirectClub (the "Predators Foundation") and Arizona Coyotes organization have announced that the two teams will collaborate to host a virtual Pet Supply Drive and Blood Drive over the next two weeks.

From Sunday, July 26 to Saturday, Aug. 1, Preds pup Smash and Coyotes' team dog Luna will face off in a friendly competition to benefit local animal shelters and rescues in Tennessee and Arizona respectively. The Predators' virtual Pet Supply Drive wish list can be accessed on Amazon Wish List, as can the wish list for the Coyotes.

"Since the pause of the NHL season, our incredible fans have stood by us as we all eagerly awaited hockey's return to play," Nashville Predators President & CEO Sean Henry said. "Although shortly our teams will be competing on the ice in pursuit of the Stanley Cup, we are thrilled to partner with the Arizona Coyotes organization on the Pet Supply Drive and Blood Drive. During such a difficult time for many, we look forward to coming together and channeling the passion of our fans in a way that will improve each of our communities."

In addition to the virtual Pet Supply Drive, because of the severe blood shortage resulting from coronavirus-related drive cancellations, Nashville and Arizona will also host a joint Blood Drive from Tuesday, Aug. 4 to Friday, Aug. 7. Over those four days, the Predators Foundation and American Red Cross have planned 29 drives in 20 cities throughout Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama.

Presenting donors who make an appointment online will receive a Preds t-shirt and be entered in a drawing for a $100 Nashville Locker Room gift card (one winner per location). The American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health screening service to donors.

Although a full drive schedule by city is available below, all information and registration can be accessed at RedCrossBlood.org using the Sponsor Code "PREDS19." More information on the Coyotes' drive with Vitalant at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. will be released soon.

"We are thrilled to be back in the postseason and look forward to competing against Nashville in our Stanley Cup Qualifier series," said Coyotes President & CEO Xavier Gutierrez. "It is essential for the Coyotes to be a leader in the community and to give back. We are proud to team up with the Predators on the Pet Supply Drive and Blood Drive to help those in need. We hope that our great fans assist us in these efforts to help make a difference in our community."

August 2020 Nashville Predators Blood Drive ScheduleCity

City

 State

Location

Day, Date

Start (CT)

End (CT)

Huntsville

AL

Jackson Center

Wed., Aug. 5

10:00 AM

4:00 PM

Bowling Green

KY

Holiday Inn Convention Center

Wed., Aug. 5

10:30 AM

4:30 PM

Fri., Aug. 7

10:30 AM

4:30 PM

Brentwood

TN

Concord Road Baptist Church

Thurs., Aug. 6

1:00 PM

7:00 PM

Camden

TN

First United Methodist Church

Fri., Aug. 7

12:00 PM

6:00 PM

Chattanooga

TN

American Red Cross Chattanooga

Wed., Aug. 5

1:00 PM

6:00 PM

Thurs., Aug. 6

9:00 AM

2:00 PM

Clarksville

TN

American Red Cross Clarksville

Wed., Aug. 5

10:30 AM

4:30 PM

TN

Putnam County Library

Wed., Aug. 5

10:00 AM

3:00 PM

Crossville

TN

Cornerstone Baptist Church

Thurs., Aug. 6

1:00 PM

6:00 PM

Dickson

TN

YMCA of Dickson

Thurs., Aug. 6

12:00 PM

6:00 PM

Franklin

TN

American Red Cross Franklin

Thurs., Aug. 6

10:00 AM

4:00 PM

Fri., Aug. 7

10:00 AM

3:00 PM

Hendersonville

TN

Hendersonville Community Church

Thurs., Aug. 6

12:00 PM

6:00 PM

Jamestown

TN

Jamestown Community Center

Fri., Aug. 7

1:00 PM

6:00 PM

Knoxville

TN

American Red Cross Knoxville

Wed., Aug. 5

1:00 PM

6:00 PM

Linden

TN

First Baptist Church

Thurs., Aug. 6

12:30 PM

5:30 PM

Memphis

TN

American Red Cross Memphis

Tues., Aug. 4

1:00 PM

6:00 PM

Wed., Aug. 5

10:00 AM

3:00 PM

Mt. Juliet

TN

Courtyard Marriott

Fri., Aug. 7

1:00 PM

6:00 PM

Murfreesboro

TN

Golds Gym

Thurs., Aug. 6

1:00 PM

7:00 PM

Nashville

TN

Holiday Inn Vanderbilt

Wed., Aug. 5

12:00 PM

6:00 PM

Thurs., Aug. 6

12:00 PM

6:00 PM

Vanderbilt Medical Center

Tues., Aug. 4

8:00 AM

2:00 PM

Wed., Aug. 5

8:00 AM

2:00 PM

Thurs., Aug. 6

8:00 AM

2:00 PM

Paris

TN

Atkins Porter Recreational Center

Wed., Aug. 5

11:30 AM

5:30 PM

Ridgetop

TN

Ridgetop Volunteer Fire Department

Thurs., Aug. 6

10:00 AM

4:00 PM

Waverly

TN

Waverly United Methodist Church

Fri., Aug. 7

1:30 PM

5:30 PM


About the Nashville Predators Foundation empowered by SmileDirectClub The Predators Foundation has partnered with Nashville-based SmileDirectClub in an ongoing effort to meet educational, social, health and cultural needs throughout Nashville and Middle Tennessee. The Predators Foundation is devoted to using its platform and influence from its affiliation with professional sports to serve the needs of the community by offering unique resources and financial support to local youth-oriented organizations. Since its inception in 1998, the Predators Foundation has awarded $7.2 million in grants to the greater Nashville community. During the 2019-20 season alone, the Nashville Predators, Bridgestone Arena, Ford Ice Centers and Predators Foundation have contributed nearly $4 million in cash and in-kind gifts throughout the Nashville community and surrounding areas. To learn more about the Nashville Predators Foundation empowered by SmileDirectClub and to see a list of upcoming events, visit NashvillePredators.com/Foundation.

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