Preds Help Transform Teen Game Room At Vandy

Posted at 1:50 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 22:23:24-04

Teenage patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt have a newly renovated game room, thanks in part to the Nashville Predators. 

Gnash was one of many on hand for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning, christening the new space.

Hospital officials said 1,400 children come to the hospital a day. Many of those are teens and require long term care for life-threatening diseases.   

The game room helps provide a sense of normalcy and escape for them. 

“We’re so excited to have the community invest in this hospital and to have the Predators lead such an outstanding effort to renovate and refurbish a great space,” said Luke Gregory, Chief Executive Office Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. 

The game room was one of the first projects the Nashville Predators Foundation took on when the hospital first opened.

After a few upgrades, the space boasts new furniture, toys and iPads, including Preds memorabilia.