The City of Carksville hosted a watch party at Wilma Rudolph Event Center for game 7 of the Nashville Predators vs Winnipeg Jets playoff series.
Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan was proudly wearing a Predators jersey with her name and the #1 on the back, she is a fan, and shared her thoughts on the importance of watch parties.
“We want to give the families in Clarksville a great place to come and watch the Predators playoff games,” McMillan said. “It's a service, especially for those who may not have the resources to go to Nashville and watch the game inside Bridgestone Arena, or even experience a viewing party in downtown Nashville.”
Last year's playoff run watch parties were a huge success, this year's schedule was a little less accommodating.
“We had a few watch parties this year, but the games against Colorado were so late,” McMillan said. They were during the week, and not starting until 9 p.m. It was almost too late. We decided to wait until we were further into the playoffs to start again, but because this was game 7 we couldn't pass this up. So we said, let's do it.
“It's just a wonderful opportunity for Clarksville fans to get a little taste of that playoff atmosphere they would get in Nashville.”