Nashville, Tenn. (August 31, 2017) - The Nashville Predators and Nashville Predators Foundation announced Thursday their efforts in assisting Texas and all surrounding areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
"The Nashville Predators Foundation is happy to partner with several organizations to help provide relief to all areas affected by the hurricane," Nashville Predators Foundation Senior Director Rebecca King said. "Nashville experienced a flood in 2010 and we remember how impactful the community's donations and time were to helping us rebuild."
Fans have the opportunity to bid, starting today, through an online auction. Among the items are a Pekka Rinne goalie mask, designed to benefit victims of the hurricane, which will be used during the Preds home opener on Tuesday, Oct. 10 against Philadelphia. The winner will get the mask signed postgame by Pekka himself.
Fans can also expect to see other great items, including a Ryan Johansen locker with his signed nameplate and jersey. To participate in the auction, text Houston to 52182. Auction closes Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Update: Funds raised will also go to support relief efforts in Florida for the impact of Hurricane Irma.
Along with an online auction, the Preds have created a ticket offer with 100 percent of the ticket revenue through its promotional code benefiting Houston-area victims. Active for the 3:30 p.m. preseason game on Sept. 19 against Florida, fans can enter promo code HOUSTON to unlock $25 Upper Bowl and $50 Lower Bowl and Club Level tickets by clicking here. Offer expires Wednesday, Sept. 6 at midnight.
In-kind donations will also be accepted at Bridgestone Arena and Ford Ice Center in partnership with Simply United Together and FedEx until Saturday, Sept. 16. Items collected are underwear, toiletries, cleaning supplies, school supplies, nonperishable food and gift cards.
"The true spirit of Smashville is evidenced by the generosity of our staff and community as they donate their time and resources to the victims of Hurricane Harvey." Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry said. "I am incredibly proud of our entire Smashville community as they continue to give in this time."