October 11, 2011

Hockey Fights Cancer Night to be Thursday, Oct. 27

When the Nashville Predators hit the ice in Nashville Oct. 27, you can score an assist when it comes to childhood cancer.

A portion of the proceeds from the Predators game against the Tampa Bay Lightning will benefit the Vanderbilt Childhood Cancer Program. A silent auction and sales of mystery pucks during the 7 p.m. game at Bridgestone Arena also will benefit the Nashville Predators Pediatric Cancer Fund at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Players will wear special Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys during the pregame skate, which will also be auctioned off.

Last season, the Predators provided $181,000 in support to Children's Hospital, adding to the endowed pediatric cancer research fund they created in 2010 and supporting other programs. This season they are once again allowing hockey fans to support their efforts all season at http://www.nashvillepredators.com/beatcancer.

In addition, a bone marrow donor registration drive will be held during the game and a Children’s Hospital patient will serve as the child ambassador and “Mayor of Smashville” for the night.

To purchase tickets for the Oct. 27 game, visit http://www.nashvillepredators.com/vanderbilt and use the offer code "Vanderbilt." First-time users must create an account. In addition to the fundraising game against the Lighting, Vanderbilt employees can buy discounted Predators tickets all season using the Vanderbilt offer code.