Nissan today announced the donation of a specially created 2017 Nissan GT-R supercar to the Nashville Predators Foundation which supports a variety of local Nashville charities. The MY17 GT-R Premium model is custom-painted in Preds’ official colors & graphics, will be the main attraction in an upcoming Predators Foundation fundraising auction that was also announced today. José Muñoz, the Chief Performance Officer for Nissan Motor Company & Chairman, Nissan North America, Inc. said :
“Nissan is proud to call the great city of Nashville home for our North American headquarters & we are thrilled that our hometown Predators have come so far this season. This supercar is dedicated to Nashville & Predators fans all over the world & we hope it raises a lot of awareness & funds for the work of the Predators Foundation“.
Sean Henry, the Predators President & Cheif Executive Officer said :
“Today Nissan is making the largest one-time contribution to the Nashville Predators Foundation & with that giving one lucky bidder the opportunity to show off their Preds Pride every time they drive the Predzilla”. Not only is this one-of-a-kind car going to be the envy around Smashville, it will also benefit many local charitable & community service organizations through the winning bid. With Nissan’s support for our community and passion for our team, we get to reach thousands more individuals all across the States“.
The Nashville Predators Foundation is one of the most active foundations in our community, having just awarded $500,000 in financial grants to 129 charitable & community service organizations. The 365 Fund will present approximately $400,000 to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for pediatric cancer treatment & research. The Nashville Predators Foundation makes an annual $100,000 contribution to MEND, an organization committed to ending violence against women. Also, the Predators Foundation funds and Predators staff builds an annual KABOOM! playground at an area school or community center.
The Nashville Predators Foundation Chairman Gerry Helper said :
“The Stanley Cup Playoffs have allowed the Predators Foundation to get a head start on 2017-18 fundraising, having already raised over $180,000. This auction & the money raised through it, will allow the Predators Foundation to serve many more charitable & community service organizations that provide valuable service & programs to those in need throughout our community“.