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Preds Announce Partnership with TN Golf Foundation, Simmons Bank Open

Team to Sell Ticket, Premium Hospitality and Sponsorship Packages for the Korn Ferry Tour Event Taking Place May 3-9 at The Grove

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (March 30, 2021) - The Nashville Predators today announced a partnership with the Tennessee Golf Foundation that will leverage the team's reach, expertise and marketing assets to sell ticket, premium hospitality and sponsorship packages for the 2021 Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker Foundation. From May 3-9, the Korn Ferry Tour event will take place at The Grove - a premier Greg Norman-designed course located just south of Nashville in College Grove, Tenn. - and feature two Pro-Ams. Proceeds from the Simmons Bank Open will benefit the Snedeker Foundation, which was founded by Nashville native and 2012 FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker and his wife Mandy.

"In partnering with the Tennessee Golf Foundation, we look forward to combining our sponsorship, sales and marketing expertise to advance the success of the 2021 Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker Foundation," Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry said. "As Middle Tennessee's only PGA TOUR-sanctioned tournament, this exciting week of events is sure to offer both fans and sponsors access to first-class entertainment and experiences while also supporting our local community."

The Simmons Bank Open - formerly the Nashville Golf Open - was first held in 2016 and will move from Nashville Golf and Athletic Club to The Grove in 2021 following a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic. 2021 also marks the first year that the Tennessee Golf Foundation - a nonprofit organization that promotes golf and its life-enhancing values statewide - will operate the event. Prior to four rounds of tournament play from Thursday, May 6 - Sunday, May 9, the first half of the week will feature a Sneds & Friends Welcome Party at Topgolf and two Pro-Ams - The Sneds & Friends Pro-Am on May 3 and the Official Simmons Bank Open Pro-Am on May 5.

"We are thrilled to partner with the Nashville Predators, one of the premier sports franchises in the country, to elevate the Simmons Bank Open to new heights," Tennessee Golf Foundation President Whit Turnbow said. "Together, along with The Grove Club and our great partners, we will strive to produce an event that impacts the Snedeker Foundation and the youth of our community in a big way."

With a wide range of ticket, premium hospitality and sponsorship packages available for the Simmons Bank Open and Pro-Ams, those interested in attending or sponsoring the event in any capacity can contact the Nashville Predators at or 615-770-7800 for more information. Additionally, through this new partnership, Predators fans can use the promo code "sbopreds" when purchasing tickets online for a 25 percent discount on one-day and four-day passes.

The Snedeker Foundation has been the official charitable beneficiary of the Simmons Bank Open since 2017. Aligning with the mission of the Nashville Predators Foundation empowered by SmileDirectClub - which aims to improve the lives of local youth and their families - the Snedeker Foundation supports a variety of social and athletic endeavors for underprivileged children in Middle Tennessee and beyond. Since its inception in 2015, the Snedeker Foundation has distributed more than $1 million to numerous charities.

A Nashville native, Snedeker played collegiately at Vanderbilt University before getting his start on the Korn Ferry Tour, where he won twice in 2006 to earn his PGA TOUR card for the following season. In 2007, Snedeker went on to earn PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year honors and now has nine PGA TOUR wins.

The Nashville Predators became the National Hockey League's 27th team on May 4, 1998 and have evolved from a young expansion franchise into a staple of the Middle Tennessee community in the years since. The team strives each season to reach its One Goal: becoming a Stanley Cup Champion hockey team while making Bridgestone Arena the number one sports and entertainment venue in the United States. In 2020 alone, with One Goal in mind, the Nashville Predators organization drove approximately $5.5 million in life-changing funds to assist a wide variety of relief efforts, non-profit organizations and individuals in need. On the ice, the team has seen historic success in recent seasons, advancing to the Stanley Cup Final in 2016-17, winning the President's Trophy and Western Conference regular-season title in 2017-18, and claiming its second consecutive Central Division title in 2018-19.

The Tennessee Golf Foundation operates out of Golf House Tennessee, located in Franklin, and is home to the state's governing bodies of golf - the Tennessee Golf Association, the Tennessee Section PGA, TGF Junior Golf and the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame. Golf House Tennessee also features The Little Course at Conner Lane, a state-of-the-art learning center with a nine-hole, par-three course and driving range, with programming for all ages and skill levels. The Tennessee Golf Foundation focuses on initiatives for juniors and the disadvantaged, with such offerings as the Sneds Tour - a statewide junior tour - Special Olympics, PGA HOPE, The First Tee, the Tennessee Middle School Golf Association and the Scott Stallings Kids Play Free Program.

Since August 2015, the Snedeker Foundation has distributed over $1 million in scholarships and donations to various charities in Middle Tennessee. The Foundation supports a variety of efforts on both the social and athletic fronts, including Our Kids, which provides expert medical evaluations and crisis counseling services in response to concerns of child sexual abuse, while also working to increase community awareness, education and training about child maltreatment. Through the Tennessee Golf Foundation, the Snedeker Foundation annually supports The Sneds Tour, which puts forth a year-round junior golf tour in Tennessee aimed at allowing kids to learn, play, and enjoy the game of golf, while also making competition more affordable through lower entry and registration fees.

Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour identifies and develops those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's biggest stage. In 2013, the Korn Ferry Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Tour and the season culminating at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. This season marks the 31st year of competition on the Korn Ferry Tour. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Korn Ferry Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won more than 500 PGA TOUR titles, including 24 major championships and eight PLAYERS Championships. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, or follow the Tour on social media via Instagram (@KornFerryTour), Twitter (@KornFerryTour) and Facebook.

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