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Preds to Host Pride Party with Nashville LGBT Chamber, Nashville Pride

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Nashville, TN (March 8, 2022) – The Nashville Predators, in partnership with the Nashville LGBT Chamber and Nashville Pride, will host the seventh annual Predators Pride Party presented by SmileDirectClub during the April 12, 7 p.m. game against the San Jose Sharks. The Nashville LGBT Chamber will host a Pride Plaza Party event at the Bridgestone Arena Main Plaza prior to the game featuring Chamber member companies Dell Technologies, The Big Drag Bus, LaMarvelous Balloons, Nashville Pride and more.

“Each year, the Predators raise the bar on what Pride Night is all about and how inclusive they are to the community,” said Nashville LGBT Chamber CEO Joe Woolley. “From players to staff to fans, hockey is for everyone when the Predators celebrate pride.”

The evening will feature a performance of the National Anthem by the LGBTQ+ Choir Nashville In Harmony with Ford Band Stage performances by Shelly Fairchild during both intermissions. Predators players will also use special rainbow tape on their sticks during warm-ups, showing that hockey is for everyone. LGBTQ+ police, fire, and military highlights will also occur during the game. Members of the LGBTQ+ community will be featured throughout the night, including the Mayor of Smashville, Fan Captain, Game Fan Hunt Brothers, Rally Towel Waver, and Zamboni Racers.

“We are proud to partner with the LGBT Chamber of Commerce and support the league’s ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ initiative,” said Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry. “The Nashville Predators organization is dedicated to driving positive social change and fostering inclusive communities in SMASHVILLE. We truly believe that hockey is for everyone.”

Player-signed rainbow ribbon hockey jerseys and sticks will be auctioned online (text Preds to 76278) and can be viewed in person at the Preds Foundation area outside Sections 106- 107 at Bridgestone Arena. The Foundation auction will go live on the morning of Monday, April 11. Proceeds from the jerseys and sticks will benefit the Oasis Center’s Just Us program and the Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation.

Fans can purchase a Pride Night ticket package, which includes a limited-edition Pride Night t-shirt, at www.Nashvillepredators.com/Pride. Other exclusive Predators Pride items are available for purchase in the Nashville Predators Pride Store https://predspride.orderpromos.com/.

ABOUT THE NASHVILLE LGBT CHAMBER

The Nashville LGBT Chamber advocates, educates, and connects on behalf of its individual members, small businesses, corporations, and nonprofits who share the values ​​of promoting equality and diversity in business and society. The LGBT Chamber strives to connect its members and the LGBTQ+ community to information and opportunities to help them succeed. More information at nashvillelgbtchamber.org.

ABOUT THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS FOUNDATION EMPOWERED BY SMILEDIRECTCLUB

The Predators Foundation has partnered with Nashville-based SmileDirectClub in an ongoing effort to meet the educational, social, health, and cultural needs of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. The Predators Foundation is dedicated to using its platform and the influence of its affiliation with professional sports to meet community needs by providing unique resources and financial support to local youth-focused organizations. Since its inception in 1998, the Predators Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in grants to the greater Nashville community. During the 2020-21 season, the Nashville Predators, Bridgestone Arena, Ford Ice Centers and the Predators Foundation contributed more than $4 million in cash and in-kind donations to the Nashville community and surrounding areas. To learn more about the Nashville Predators Foundation empowered by SmileDirectClub and to see a list of upcoming events, visit NashvillePredators.com/Foundation.