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Preds partnership to aid Katrina victims

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators

On Wednesday, the Nashville Predators will announce a partnership with the National Hockey League, the National Hockey League Players' Association and Habitat for Humanity as the four entities combine to frame a house along with a family displaced by hurricane Katrina. The one-day volunteer build will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Gaylord Entertainment Center Plaza and include Predators head coach Barry Trotz, Predators goaltender Tomas Vokoun, Predators color analyst Terry Crisp and Universal South recording artist Katrina Elam among the participants.

The event will launch the NHL and NHLPA's $500,000 hurricane relief effort in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International. The house will provide hope for a hurricane-affected family that will call the Nashville area its permanent home in Providence Park, a model HFH neighborhood of 140 Habitat homes.

WHAT: The NHL, NHLPA and Habitat for Humanity will construct a home in partnership with a hurricane-affected family in a one-day volunteer build.

WHO: Nashville Predators staff, NHL Executives, NHLPA Executives and Habitat for Humanity volunteers. Barry Trotz, head coach of the Nashville Predators; Tomas Vokoun, Predators goaltender; Terry Crisp, Predators color analyst;  and Katrina Elam, Universal South recording artist will also be at the build site.

WHERE:  The Gaylord Entertainment Center Plaza, 501 Broadway

WHEN: Wednesday, May 17
8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Build hours
10:15-11 a.m. - Announcement


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