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Davis House named Nashville Predators’ Featured Charity for ’22-23 season | Community | #childpredator | #kidsaftey | #childsaftey


Davis House Child Advocacy Center announced a season-long partnership with the Nashville Predators Foundation with a kick-off event at the Predators Sept. 27 preseason game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Davis House was chosen as one of five Featured Charities for the 2022-23 season, which is the Predators 25th campaign. The other featured charities include Archie’s Promise, Community Resource Center, Nashville Freedom School Partnership, and TN Alliance For Kids. 

“What I appreciate so much is that the Nashville Predators Foundation does care about what we do,” Davis House Executive Director Carolyn Evans said in a release. “And they do that with all their charities. They take a vested interest in really understanding each charity and really understanding the work.”

Davis and 20 volunteers were stationed at each of the Bridgestone Arena entrances at the game on Sept. 27. Overall, they collected more than $2,000 in cash. The Predators will continue to provide support throughout the season.

“Each season we select six deserving charities to receive exclusive opportunities throughout the year including an in-arena drive and donation collection,” Nashville Predators Vice President of Community Relations Rebecca King said. “Our goal with the Featured Charities program is to elevate awareness of these organizations, offer them exposure to our charitable fanbase and receive the support of SMASHVILLE in their community efforts.”

 Since 2000, Davis House has been the only organization in Williamson County to provide investigative, advocacy and therapeutic services to child victims of sexual and significant physical abuse.

“It was an amazing moment of visibility at the game and a chance for our volunteers to have a night out with the community,” Evans said. “In our work, we’re so focused on what we’re doing on a daily basis to get children through traumatic experiences. When you’re out and having conversations with people and they stop by our table and say briefly that as a child they’d been through something similar or they thank us for the work, it just makes it such a worthwhile partnership beyond just the fundraising.”

In addition to the cash raised at the game, fans could purchase and donate stuffed animals to give to the children who come to Davis House, or they could choose to purchase larger items from the nonprofit’s Amazon wish list. The evening also included a silent auction where attendees could bid on items like signed jerseys and hockey sticks.

To learn more about Davis House, visit davishousecac.org.



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