Nissan creates GT-R for Predators foundation
One of a kind Predzilla to be auctioned off for Nashville youth programsJoe Duarte
Published: June 5, 2017, 10:30 PM
Updated: June 8, 2017, 5:28 AM
Nissan is jumping on the Predators’ bandwagon with a one-of-a-kind GT-R that supports the home of Nissan’s North American operations as well as a foundation that does really good work around the Nashville area.
The specially created 2017 supercar, done up in Nashville Predators colours and graphics, is being donated to Predators Foundation, which offers unique resources and financial support to meet the educational, social, health and cultural needs of the community’s youth organizations. Offering grants and other charitable donations, such as player ticket programs and fundraising efforts, the foundation donated more than $1 million to community organizations during the 2016-17 season, and more than $5 million since its inception.
“Nissan is proud to call the great city of Nashville home for our North American headquarters – and we are thrilled that our hometown Predators have come so far, this season,” said José Muñoz, Nissan Motor’s Chief Performance Officer, and Chairman of Nissan North America. “This supercar is dedicated to Nashville and Predators fans all over the world. We hope it raises a lot of awareness and funds for the work of the Predators Foundation.”
The Nashville Predators Foundation has announced that the $109,990, 565-hp GT-R Premium model is now on auction, with anyone able to bid on the car either by texting "Nissan" to 52182 or by visiting www.Nissan.gesture.com. The prize package also includes two 2017-18 season tickets and a parking pass for the Sixth Avenue Garage, close to Bridgestone Arena, where the 2017 Western Conference Champions play their home games.
“Nissan is making the largest one-time contribution to the Nashville Predators Foundation and with that, giving one lucky bidder the opportunity to show off their Preds Pride every time they drive Predzilla,” said Predators President and Chief Executive Officer Sean Henry. “Not only is this one-of-a-kind car going to be the envy around Smashville, it will also benefit many local charitable and community service organizations through the winning bid. With Nissan’s support for our community and passion for our team, we get to reach thousands more individuals all across Tennessee.”