Predators donate $131K to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
The Nashville Predators donated $131,000 to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University on Tuesday.
The check was presented to hospital officials by forward Matt Halischuk and President/OO Sean Henry.
The Predators have now donated five times, totaling more than $700,00 over the past five years.
"With each passing season, our relationship with Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt continues to grow," Nashville Predators President Sean Henry said. "With this year's donation, we have donated more than $700,000 to Children's Hospital and its programs over the last five years, helping families receive the care they desperately need. Donations like this would not be possible without the unwavering support of our players, fans and staff. "
Luke Gregory, the CEO for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital, said that they are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Predators.
""Children's Hospital is committed to identifying cures and better treatments for childhood cancer, and this donation will certainly have a positive impact in this regard," Gregory said.
The largest portion of this year's donation will be used toward a Nashville Predators endowed pediatric cancer research fund.
The fund was created in 2010 as a way for the predators to give back to child patients.
The remaining money will be used to support a number of other programs, including a grant to fund the Collaborative Consulting Teams, who work with students with chronic illness and their teachers; Flashes of Hope; the Weber's Warriors suite; and a Friends in Fashion special event.