The Predators were part of the festivities on Nashville's annual 615 Day on Monday, an occasion that pairs the region's area code with the date of June 15, to honor the Music City.
This year's installment came at a unique time in our city - and in the world - but Nashville's resiliency, unity and strength continue to shine through. Together, the Preds and the rest of the community, continue to rebuild in the wake of the recent tornadoes and COVID-19, as well as grow in the fight against racial injustice and demand equality for all.
Making a difference in the community has always been a priority for the Predators. By partnering with local entities - including businesses that make Nashville an outstanding city - this core value has remained essential for the organization through the pandemic.
As a way to take a moment to stop and enjoy a sweet treat, the Preds teamed up with The Cupcake Collection and the Office of Nashville Mayor John Cooper to provide complimentary cupcakes on Monday. The first 500 residents to arrive at The Cupcake Collection's 6th Ave. North location received free cupcakes, as well as Smashville Strong T-shirts and masks for curbside pickup.
From the Office of Mayor Cooper: "This year, the Mayor's Office partnered with The Cupcake Collection and the Nashville Predators to observe 615 Day, a time to reflect on our city's solidarity, diversity, and commitment to community. Residents were invited to pick up free cupcakes, 'Nashville Strong' T-shirts, and Predators facemasks with social distancing measures in place to protect public health. We are thankful for the generosity and support of both The Cupcake Collection and the Nashville Predators and the impact they both have on our city."
We are united in the hope next year's 615 Day will bring about the traditional celebrations we all prefer, but under the circumstances, Nashvillians still found ways to show why we love to call this town home sweet home.