FBI Memphis Honors Nashville Predators NHL Team with Director’s Community Leadership Award
MEMPHIS, TN – The FBI Memphis Field Office is pleased to announce the Nashville Predators as the recipient of the 2019 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA). The Nashville Predators, a NHL ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee, build philanthropic partnerships within the community to improve the lives of youth and their families.
“The FBI is proud to present the Nashville Predators with this award,” said Special Agent in Charge M.A. Myers of the Memphis Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “The Nashville Predators are an engaged partner in the community and have made a significant impact on middle Tennessee and beyond. Their commitment is seen through the many programs they have developed to support local charities and organizations.”
The Nashville Predators consistently demonstrate outstanding contributions to the community through service. During the 2018-19 season, the Predators exceeded their goal of 8,000 volunteer hours. Every member of the Predators organization gave back to the community throughout the season—from ownership and players to management and staff, and GNASH, the Predators mascot.
The FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award was formally created in 1990 to honor individuals and organizations for their extraordinary contributions to the prevention of crime and violence in the community. Every year FBI field offices around the country select a community partner to receive the award. The FBI Memphis Field Office recognized Dismas House last year for their efforts to provide temporary housing and support services for individuals transitioning from prisons and jails.
For more information about this prestigious award, please see https://www.fbi.gov/about/community-outreach/dcla.