Nashville Predators’ mascot Gnash helped unload donated meals to feed hospital employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Donn Jones.

Stand with Us

The Nashville Predators hockey team, longtime supporters of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, showed their support for health care workers by donating 600 Chick-fil-A meals and 600 Frothy Monkey meals to feed hospital employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the Predators’ “Eat with Us” initiative to

support heroes battling the global pandemic, the meals were made possible through the Predators’ 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund, created by goaltender Pekka Rinne and former Predators captain Shea Weber.

Predators players Rinne, Matt Duchene, Ryan Johansen and Roman Josi also teamed up with Dunkin’ to provide coffee for health care providers working on the front lines.

And while the Predators, who typically make frequent patient visits, couldn’t physically be at the hospital because of social distancing precautions, they still found ways to spread joy to patients. Made possible with technology in Seacrest Studio, players Rinne, Kyle Turris and Austin

Watson all virtually visited with patients and families at Children’s Hospital.

– by Paige Turner

Hope – Summer/Fall 2020

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