303 and the Preds Foundation team up for some craziness…
- Updated: April 15, 2010
At the very end of the Playoff Preview Edition of The 303:30 podcast, we ended up teasing an event that needed to become official before we could announce it.
Well, it’s official.
The Nashville Predators and section303.com are teaming up for a little craziness. In an effort to raise money for the Predators Foundation, our own Jeremy K. Gover has agreed to let Josh Woods of the Black 13 Tattoo Parlor in downtown Nashville give him a tattoo of the Nashville Predators logo.
There’s a catch though. $2,303 must be raised and the Preds must advance to the second round of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, in that order.
The “2” symbolizes the second round and the “303”… well… you know.
A second round appearance would be a first for the club in it’s 12-year franchise history.
“I’m excited and a little scared,” said Gover. “I’ve never even considered getting one before but I think if we beat Chicago, I’d be so excited I could stand the pain — and the unknown — of getting a tattoo.”
And what better way to do it than by raising money for the Predators Foundation?
“My wife and I were considering raising money for Basset Hound rescue but then we though, ‘Hey, this is a hockey thing. Let’s see if the Predators Foundation would let us raise it for them.'” Gover said. “Because, trust me, if it wasn’t for charity, I would not be doing it.”
When asked if he would be getting ink done as well, Codey Holland replied “There are a lot of fires I’d follow Jeremy into, but this is just not one of them.”
It’s a win-win scenario, really. If we can raise at least $2,303 in donations for the non-profit organization and the team can get to the second round, some money has been raised, the team has finally cleared that hurdle and Gover has to make good on his promise. If the club doesn’t advance out of the first round, the Predators Foundation can still keep whatever was donated.
You can donate in a variety of ways. You can send a check to The Predators Foundation at 501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203. You can call Director of Community Relations, Rebecca Ward at (615) 770-2321. Or you can even donate at the home playoff games by stopping by the Silent Auction table behind section 120. Just tell the staff that you want to donate to the “303 Tattoo Fundraiser.”
The easiest way to donate, however, might just be to go to this page on nashvillepredators.com and fill out all the information. Just be sure to put “303 Tattoo Fundraiser” in the Qustions & Comments field at the bottom, otherwise the donated amount won’t go to this event.
Rumor has it that there will be cameras capturing the moment, if it occurs. Whether they’ll be Fox Sports-TN cameras or PredsTV cameras is unknown. The belief, though, is that they’ll run a feature of the event during an intermission report next season.
The Predators Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit. They fundraise all year long to then distribute money to the Middle Tennessee community. Last week they distributed $305,000 to 117 different charities – our largest one time donation. All of the money stays local and benefits charities that focus on youth and families. All donations are tax deductible.
1st CRITERIA: raise at least $2,303 for the Predators Foundation
2nd CRITERIA: Nashville Predators advance to the second round of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs
RESULT: our own Jeremy K. Gover must get a tattoo of the Preds logo