Vanderbilt Athletics, Nashville Predators Set to Host Smashville Showdown

Inaugural charity event Sept. 19 will include a home run derby and softball game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt Athletics and the Nashville Predators are set to host the inaugural Smashville Showdown at Hawkins Field on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.

The event will include members of the Nashville Predators along with student-athletes from various Vanderbilt sport programs.

“Needless to say, we are thrilled to collaborate with the Nashville Predators on what we both hope to make an annual event for the community,” said Vanderbilt baseball general manager and chief of staff Brooks Webb. “This has been a vision for several years now, and it will be an exciting evening watching some of the best from the Predators and Vanderbilt on Hawkins Field become a reality.”

The charity event will feature players from the Predators and Vanderbilt student-athletes participating in a home run derby and softball game at Hawkins Field.

Fans are encouraged to attend the inaugural event, with tickets set to go on sale for $25 each on Tuesday. Proceeds will benefit the Vandy United Fund, the Predators Foundation and several local charitable organizations. The Predators Foundation will also auction off items worn and used by the participants in the event, including shirts, hats and bats.

Hawkins Field will play host to the Predators under the lights after welcoming the team for a players-only home run derby during last season’s training camp. The inaugural Smashville Showdown will be comprised of two different events – a home run derby followed by a softball game with mixed teams of Predators players and Vanderbilt student-athletes.

Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to both and for any further information regarding the event.

Tickets can be purchased here.