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WKU Alumni Association to host ‘Night at the Preds’


The WKU Alumni Association will host their “Night at the Preds” at Bridgestone Arena, with the Nashville Predators facing off against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, Feb. 29.

“Night at the Preds,” which started in 2023, is a joint event coordinated by both the Alumni Association and the Nashville Predators professional ice hockey team as an environment for school alumni to network with students and bring exposure to Nashville locals.

The event begins with a pre-game reception from 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Students and alumni can enjoy snacks and socialize until the puck drops at 7:00 p.m.

During the game, participants will be recognized in the arena, and Big Red will be in attendance to cheer on the Preds.

Laura Smith, the associate director of philanthropy and alumni engagement, shared insight on why WKU shares such a close bond with the Nashville Predators.

“One of the reasons we do this is because Nashville is a very important market for recruitment. Fans of the Predators who’ve never even heard of our school get the chance to see what we’re all about and consider us an option,” Smith said. “It’s an easy way to bring people in south-central Kentucky and middle Tennessee together.”

Alumni can register at prices starting at $91.35, which includes the game ticket, a limited edition co-branded Preds hat and access to the pre-game reception. Registration can be completed here.

Students looking to attend can find tickets at reduced prices starting at $39.00. Student-priced tickets are located here.

Online Registration closes Friday, Feb. 23.

News reporter Larkin Ivory can be reached at [email protected].

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