Nashville, Tenn. (March 20, 2018) - The Nashville Predators and Nashville Predators Foundation, in partnership with Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee are granting Wish Kid Devin Roque his Preds-themed wish. The eight-year-old is currently battling cancer (rhabdomyosarcoma) and wishes to ride to Thursday's game in a semitruck.
The 18-wheeler, provided by Thompson Machinery, will pick Devin up from the Renaissance Hotel on Thursday and drop him off on Fifth Avenue in front of Bridgestone Arena. In advance of his ride to the arena, Devin will visit Thompson Machinery and operate machinery at the job site.
Before Thursday's all-day festivities, Devin is visiting the arena for his very own contract signing on Wednesday morning. He will tour the building, have his signing with Director of Hockey Operations Brian Poile and GNASH as No. 51 on the team, take part in the team photo, watch practice and shoot on goaltender Pekka Rinne post-practice before lunch at The Palm with Preds players.
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 on August 18, 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 almost $5 million to the greater Nashville community. Between grants and other charitable donations, such as player ticket programs and fund-raising efforts, the Foundation donated over $1 million in cash to community organizations during the 2016-17 season. To learn more about the Nashville Predators Foundation and see a list of upcoming events, visit www.nashvillepredators.com/foundation.
About Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee:
Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Make-A-Wish is the world's leading children's wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and 200+ volunteers in Middle Tennessee, grant a wish every 34 minutes, on average, somewhere in the country. Since 2000, Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee has granted more than 1,500 wishes to children in from the Tennessee River to the Cumberland Plateau. For more information about Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, visit www.middletennessee.wish.org.