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Predators donate over $400,000 to Vanderbilt children’s hospital

April 22, 2010: A stack of pucks with the logo of the Nashville Predators is shown in the bench area of the Predators prior to Game 4 of the Western Conference quarter-final of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks, held at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. ***** Editorial Use Only ***** (Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire)
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According to Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry, the club presented a check yesterday for more than $400,000 to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

This marks the largest donation from the franchise to a single organization.

Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne has become highly involved with the hospital during his time with the Predators. The Finnish netminder has been involved in the fundraising efforts for the institution, which includes fronting the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund alongside former Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber.

Rinne spent time meeting with some of the young patients and even took the time to do a question and answer session.

The Predators organization has donated smaller amounts to the children’s hospital over the past seven years. Along with the annual donations the Predators players have been making appearances where they have met with staff and patients on a regular basis.

The increase to the donation this year are due to the joint efforts from the Preds Foundation, players, and donations from the general public the gift for this year ended up skyrocketing to a grand total of $427,144.45.

You can follow the Tennessean on Twitter for video footage of yesterday’s event at the Vanderbilt children’s hospital.

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