NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – As part of the Nashville Predators’ community day on Wednesday, two team members handed out ice cream to local kids.
Roman Josi and Yannick Weber teamed up with Metro-Nashville and Vanderbilt police officers to visit the Edgehill neighborhood.
Children got free ice cream treats, popsicles, candy, juice boxes, and other snacks.
“It’s just a way to build a better relationship with the community and partnership with the police department. Nowadays with every other city that you see on TV and tensions are high in other cities, we want to keep our relationship and our communication open with the community,” Officer Michelle Jones told News 2.
“It’s been a great day. The season is starting soon and we want to be a part of the community,” said defensemen Weber. “I think it’s really important to give back. I think the city does a lot for us, and I think for us players we always enjoy those kinds of days and giving back. We always enjoy getting back, you know, it makes us feel good, too, getting away from hockey for a bit and putting some smiles on those kids’ faces.”
Two little boys who spoke with News 2 said having the Predators and police there “felt good.”
When asked if Metro police come around to do things like this often, little Quentavius said they do and that he likes it a lot.
“They help people out and stuff like that,” he said, before another boy named Michael added, “I like that they come out and people ice cream.”
Along with the ice cream handouts in Edgehill, Predators players visited local hospitals, played wheel-chair basketball, and took part in all kinds of neighborhoods activities to give back to the city of Nashville.