Many professional athletes give back to their community and the world in a variety of ways. Some volunteer at local charities. Others launch fundraising events to raise donations for a particular cause. One thing they all share is the joy that comes from being a part of something bigger than themselves.
The Nashville Predators Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charity organization, and their mission is to build philanthropic partnerships within the community to successfully leverage the unique assets and skills of their entire organization to improve the lives of youth and their associated families.
In the month of April, the Nashville Predators Foundation, empowered by SmileDirectClub (the "Predators Foundation"), distributed its largest-ever one-time donation program, with grant distributions totaling $700,000. Through the 2020 allocation, a broad array of Nashville and Middle Tennessee nonprofits received a record-high 168 grants. In total, the Predators Foundation has now provided $7.2 million in grants since its inception in 1998.
From the moment the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect the Nashville community, the Predators were right there to find ways to help. Eat With Us and Feed The Front Line Nashville did the same, and now, the two organizations have paired up to continue providing meals to those who deserve it most during these times.
Feed The Front Line feeds the hardworking, whose healthcare professionals who are working day in and day out to fight COVID-19 and support local Nashville restaurants and their employees.
The organizations, nonprofits, institutions, community members, fans, individuals, kids and funds (they even donated to the Fund created by United Way) that The Nashville Predators support is endless.
“I am a huge believer in giving back and helping out in the community and the world…I believe that the measure of a person’s life is the affect they have on others," says Steve Nash, retired eight-time NBA All-Star. Well said, Steve.
And, gratitude to The Nashville Predators Foundation! For more information about the foundation or to donate go online to NHL.com/Predators/Community/Predators-Foundation.