The Nashville Predators have announced a partial schedule for "Golden Giveaways," in which they will be providing fans with promotional items at select home games.
At 18 games, it will be the most giveaways they've ever done in a single season. So far only six have been announced, and fans will be able to vote on more throughout the season. Obviously, many of these aren't won't sway whether or not you'll go to the game. (Unlike the bobble heads, for me. I made damn sure I got my David Poile as Shea Weber Bobble Head.) But it's nice to see so many freebies upon entering when interest for the team is on a high.
The promotions already announced may be of interested to you, and are coming up soon:
Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Carolina: Jersey Rally Towel Presented by Nissan - ALL FANS
Whether at the beginning of the season or beginning of the playoffs, everyone loves a rally towel. Hang it in your office, rumpus room, or use it for its intended purpose at every game you go to.
Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Edmonton: Foam Helmet/ FIRST 10,000 FANS WEARING GOLD
Come see the player's new GOLD helmets while also receiving a GOLD helmet but only if you are wearing GOLD. Sources say they are also unveiling a new intermission game, GOALD, where contestants shoot a GOLD puck with a GOLD stick into a GOLD goal.*
Tuesday, Oct. 20 vs. Tampa Bay: Magnetic Schedule Presented by 5/3 Bank & Hunt Bros. Pizza - ALL FANS
Always nice to have on the fridge. Just make sure to pick up one of the small pocket ones earlier in the month, so you know the schedule leading up to this one.
Thursday, Oct. 22 vs. Anaheim: Pink Shirt - Breast Cancer Awareness Presented by My GENETX - ALL FANS
Super cool. Would also love some purple Hockey Fights Cancer at some point as well.
Saturday, Oct. 24 vs. Pittsburgh: Terry Crisp Halloween Mask/ FIRST 16,000 FANS WEARING GOLD
Until this moment, I never realized I've always wanted this. Please, Crispy, wear a mask of your face over your face in during your intermission segments. The rest of the season won't matter after that.
Saturday, Nov. 14 vs. Winnipeg: Luggage Bag Tag Presented by Metro Nashville Airport
To have your say in some of the other promotions, head over to NashvillePredators.com/VoteGoldenGiveaways, where you can select three of your favorite suggestions from a large list. They include:
- Insulated Tumbler
- All-Star Poster
- Car Flag
- Car Magnet
- Foam Pucks
- Foam Fang Fingers
- Tree Ornament
- Team Poster
- Beach Towel
- Guitar Picks
- Gold Banger Sticks (just no)
- Ugly Sweater Beanie
- Key Chain
- Other/Write In
Please form an orderly line to write in "Foam Prince Filip Crown" and "Heel James Neal Action Figure."
*This isn't actually happening.
The full press release from the Preds:
Nashville, Tenn. (September 23, 2015) – The Nashville Predators will be offering promotional giveaway items for a franchise-record 18 home games during the 2015-16 regular season, with premium items being given away to fans wearing Gold on select nights. In addition, this season fans will also have an opportunity to be more involved in choosing those giveaway items by voting on NashvillePredators.com/VoteGoldenGiveaways.
"We have worked hard over the years to make Gold a distinctive color for our franchise," Predators President and COO Sean Henry said. "The inclusion of our fans into the decision-making process for giveaways gives them a greater role and reinforces the importance of wearing Gold to make Bridgestone Arena the toughest place to play in the League."
Many of the promotional giveaway items will be a part of the club’s "Golden Saturdays" campaign, which will take place at each of their 14 Saturday home games. During Saturday home contests, the team will be introducing promotions, events, giveaways and in-arena campaigns centered on the theme, and players will skate out wearing Gold helmets.
The Predators are commencing the season by offering a promotional night giveaway item to every home game during the month of October, starting with a gold jersey rally towel, presented by Nissan. On Saturday, Oct. 10, the club will give away foam helmets to the first 10,000 fans wearing Gold in celebration of the first "Golden Saturday" of the season. Although giveaway items have already been selected through Nov. 14, fans will have the opportunity to vote for the remainder of the giveaways by going to NashvillePredators.com/VoteGoldenGiveaways. Throughout the season, the team will actively monitor the vote totals and respond accordingly to the wishes of the fans.