No, that is not the latest contract that the Predators have issued.
That is how much the Predators Foundation has distributed since its inception to charities in Middle Tennessee.
It's difficult to quantify that positive impact and the lives that have been improved by gifts from the Foundation. All of this is made possible through the generous donations of fans of the Predators, and they were out in full force on Monday night as over 1,100 people filled the floor of the Bridgestone Arena for Petey's Party. The event raises funds for the Predators Foundation and Peterson's Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Those in attendance were treated to a great evening of entertainment and dining as well as an opportunity to bid on numerous silent auction items. Despite the lock out, most of the team was there to support the event.
Here are some pictures from the evening:
The arena floor before the guests arrive
Paul McCann and his wife Denise, with Travis Ruffin
Sheila and Terry Crisp, ready to spend some money at the silent auction
Some of the many jerseys autographed by NHL players that were auctioned off at the event
Predators goaltending coach Mitch Korn and Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Lindy Ruff
Paul Gaustad visiting with fans
Coach Brent Peterson and the View
Patric Hornqvist talking to some of the guests
Guests enjoying dinner
Predators Chief Operating Officer Sean Henry addresses the audience
Hypnotist Rich Guzzi with some hypnotized volunteers, including Tom Cigarran (second from left) of the Predators ownership group. It was probably the first time for any of us in attendance to hear Chinese rap.
Pierre McQuire of NBC Sports and Gord Miller of TSN helped by leading a live auction for a trip with the team
Brent Peterson spoke about coping with Parkinson's in a heartfelt speech
Pekka Rinne looking over some of the silent auction items
Head Coach Barry Trotz and some guy
Ben Butzbach and Justin Bradford of Penalty Box Radio
Phil Vassar and his band rocked to close out the evening
This evening of fun and entertainment provided funds to support Parkinson's research and the charitable activities of the Predators Foundation. Many thanks to all those in attendance for their generous support, and to the players, coaches, and friends of the team for their support.