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Nashville Predators/Brent Peterson Celebrity Golf Classic and Petey's Preds Party Set For Sept. 8-9

by Press Release / Nashville Predators
-Inaugural events to benefit the Predators Foundation and the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s to feature dinner and celebrity golf tournament-

Nashville, Tenn. (June 1, 2011) –
The Nashville Predators Foundation and the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s are set to host the inaugural Nashville Predators/Brent Peterson Celebrity Golf Classic and Petey’s Preds Party on Sept. 8 and 9. The Classic is presented by First Tennessee Bank, Franklin American Mortgage and PEAK Performance.

Petey’s Preds Party kicks off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Bridgestone Arena. This cocktail reception includes dinner, live entertainment and a world-class auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and premier autographed memorabilia from around the sports and entertainment industry. The Celebrity Golf Classic begins Friday, Sept. 9 on the North Course at Vanderbilt Legends Club and features morning and afternoon flights with an awards ceremony to follow. Petey’s Preds Party and the Celebrity Golf Classic are highlighted by interaction with Nashville Predator players, as well as several other celebrity attendees from the sports and entertainment world.

Since Day One of the franchise, Associate Coach Brent Peterson has provided a stable presence behind the Nashville Predators bench. After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s several years ago, the veteran of 620 NHL games played and 1,201 NHL games coached recently stepped down from his long-standing position due to advancement of the disease. For the past few years, he’s hosted a charity golf outing to raise both awareness and money for Parkinson’s research. This year, Peterson and the Nashville Predators are joining forces to make the event bigger and better than ever.

“For the first time ever, we are combining the Nashville Predators Golf Tournament and my annual Golf Classic to create a fantastic two day event which benefits two worthy causes in the Nashville Predators Foundation and the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s,” Peterson said. “Not only will this event feature dinner, drinks, entertainment, an extensive auction and a full day at the Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club, it also gives attendees the opportunity to mingle with Nashville Predators players and other exciting celebrities.”

“Brent is a great hockey coach, but as his friends and colleagues know, he’s an even better person,” Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile said. “He’s constantly upbeat, full of energy and always has a joke. He’s someone you want to be around. It takes a big person to be able to handle a disease like Parkinson’s and Brent has never once wanted anyone to feel sorry for him. He’s the first person to poke fun at himself – always ready with a joke on days when his shaking or shuffling is more prominent. We are privileged to have Brent stay with the team as an important member of the Hockey Operations staff, serving as a voice of reason for Head Coach Barry Trotz and myself. He will also have a role on the business side of the organization and will soon begin having more interaction with fans and business partners.”

$3,200 - Combo Package A
•Golf Foursome*
•Table of 10 to Petey’s Preds Party

$2,400 - Combo Package B
•Golf Foursome*
•Four Dinner Tickets to Petey’s Preds Party

$900 - Reserved Dinner Table
•Ten Tickets to Petey’s Preds Party

$650 - Individual Golfer
•Individual Golfer in the Tournament*
•One Ticket to Petey’s Preds Party

$75 - Individual Ticket to Pete’s Preds Party
*Includes $100 Gift Credit in Golf Store

The Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s mission is to educate and raise awareness of the devastating effects of Parkinson’s disease. The Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s raises funds to benefit Parkinson’s related research, education and support groups in the Middle Tennessee area as well as nationally. For more information on the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s, visit

The Nashville 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. The Foundation has awarded close to $3 million since its establishment in 1998. The Nashville Predators have recognized that they play an important role in the community beyond what takes place on the ice. Despite the economic challenges that impacted many businesses and individuals, the Predators Foundation enjoyed its most successful year to date in 2011, as it awarded the largest grant total in the organization’s history.

Packages for these special events are going fast. To purchase tickets and golf foursomes, or for more information on the 2011 Nashville Predators/Brent Peterson Celebrity Golf Classic, presented by First Tennessee Bank, Franklin American Mortgage and PEAK Performance, please call (615) 770-2321 or visit

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