Nashville, Tenn. (February 26, 2015) – Fans joining the Nashville Predators at Saturday afternoon’s game against the Detroit Red Wings are invited to give back to the Middle Tennessee community by participating in the Youth Villages Luggage Drive. Prior to the start of Saturday’s game against the Red Wings (2 p.m. CT), volunteers will be on hand at arena entrances to collect new and gently used luggage that will be used to make sure all of the children that Youth Villages helps have luggage to help assist with difficult life transitions.
WHAT:Youth Villages Luggage Drive
WHEN:Saturday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m.
WHERE:Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee)
NOTES: Youth Villages is “a leading national nonprofit dedicated to providing the most effective local solutions to help emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully.” In order to fulfill their mission, Youth Villages offers programs such as intensive in-home services, transitional living services, residential treatment campuses, specialized crisis centers, foster care, adoption and mentoring. For more information about Youth Villages, visit www.youthvillages.org.
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 $900,000 in cash to community organizations during the 2013-14 season. To learn more, visit www.nashvillepredators.com/foundation.