Scott Hamilton to Host Skating Concert, Talks Hockey Fights Cancer
An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends Takes Place Sunday at Bridgestone Arenaby Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator
Hockey Fights Cancer Week with the Nashville Predators is set to culminate with a spectacular finale.
After a successful debut last year, An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends returns to Bridgestone Arena on Sunday, Nov. 19 with a 5 p.m. showing, all with the goal of raising funds for cancer research, while combining ice skating and music for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Olympic Gold Medalist, cancer survivor and Nashville resident Scott Hamilton has brought together a who's who of stars from the skating and music worlds, including figure skaters like Peggy Fleming and Meryl Davis, plus, artists such as Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker and Chris Young.
Needless to say, it figures to be a great time.
"It's sensory overload," Hamilton laughed. "It's just this really great marriage of movement and music… We're still raising money for cancer, and it's just a great way to celebrate survivorship and to do our best to bring the future cancer treatment options to the present."
Hamilton has been doing just that with his CARES Foundation, dedicated to changing the future of cancer by funding advanced, innovative research that treats the cancer, while sparing the patient.
Sunday's show will come on the heels of two Hockey Fights Cancer games hosted by the Predators, one on Tuesday against Washington, the other coming on Saturday evening versus Colorado. An initiative founded by the NHL and NHLPA almost 20 years ago, Hockey Fights Cancer unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients & their families.
Video: Scott Hamilton talks Hockey Fights Cancer
It's a cause someone like Hamilton - a Predators Season-Ticket Citizen - can support wholeheartedly as he and countless others rally to raise awareness and funds for a cure.
"I've always been a hockey fan, but partnering with the Predators with the way that I've been able to do it, and building a cancer foundation in this town, just seeing how we can all make such a huge difference together, it's so humbling," Hamilton said. "No one's going to do it as an individual, but together, we can really make a difference. I'm really proud of the Predators and the NHL that they've taken on Hockey Fights Cancer the way they have."
To purchase tickets to An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends, click here. For more information on the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, click here.
For tickets to Saturday's Hockey Fights Cancer game between the Predators and Avalanche, click here.