Mayor David Briley has proclaimed Friday, April 27 Preds Pride Day in celebration of the opening game of the Nashville Predators’ Stanley Cup second-round series against the Winnipeg Jets and, confident in his odds, has made a bet with Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman.
“Under the agreement, the losing mayor – Mayor Bowman – will turn over full control of his mayoral Twitter account to the victorious Mayor for one hour, and I look forward to reaching out to the good people of Winnipeg in this manner,”
– Mayor Briley.
Mayor Briley has issued a proclamation to memorialize Preds Pride Day and is encouraging all Nashvillians to celebrate the Preds on their journey to the Stanley Cup by wearing Nashville Predators clothing or colors on Friday. In addition, the Mayor has ordered that the Courthouse and other city landmarks be lit gold.
“We all need to show Winnipeg that we mean business by spreading gold across the city. We will be visible, and we are going to make a lot of noise,”
– Mayor Briley.
The Pride Day announcement is made in recognition of the Predators’ third consecutive year to reach the second round of the playoffs, and Mayor Briley promises to make a similar request of all Nashvillians before Game 1 of every round of the playoffs on the way to winning the Stanley Cup. The Predators had their best regular season ever, winning the Presidents’ Trophy as the team with the National Hockey League’s best record.
“We are honored to once again help usher in the historic achievements all of SMASHVILLE creates together by celebrating Preds Pride Day. Our success as a franchise would not be possible without the support of Mayor Briley and the entire community. We can’t wait to celebrate with you all on Friday,” said Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry.
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