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The one where a super group of musicians and a multi-talented hockey player team up to benefit the Best Buddies organization.

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Buddies on the Beat

The Nashville Predators have created an established partnership with the local chapter of Best Buddies International, “a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities”. Their work with the organization has even seen some of the team form lifelong friendships.

The team’s work with Best Buddies caught the attention of hockey fan and musician Jay Weinberg. You might have seen Jay around the arena taking in a Preds game, or putting on a show...

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Nashville may have reached hockey city status but music will always be its heart. For the locals who love both, Music City and Hockey City are at their best when they’re working together for the greater good. A greater good Weinberg nailed with his Buddies on the Beat event last night.

Putting together a group of musicians to jam everything from the Misfits to the Rolling Stones, and adding in a guitar playing hockey player, no problem, it’s Nashville.

That’s Craig Smith playing guitar with Max Weinberg. Oh yeah, Jay’s dad is the drummer for Bruce freakin’ Springsteen.

Smith’s scoring goals on Monday...

Not a bad week for Craig.

To learn more about how Jay got involved with the Best Buddies organization you can check out his interview with Forbes and visit his silent auction page to bid on exclusive items or leave a donation.

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