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Preds, Fox 17 Bowl to Fight Pediatric Cancer - Eric Alvarez

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NASHVILLE COUNTY, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators teamed up with Fox 17 reporters to raise money to fight pediatric cancer Monday.

     They may not be the best bowlers, but they did make a difference in the lives of those that need it most.

CJ Jackson's bowling score didnt look too good Monday night at the Hillwood Strike and Spare in west Nashville for the 2nd-annual Preds and Pins bowling tournament to help fund the fight against pediatric cancer...but his the smile on his face sure was.

"I'm having a lot of fun, Jackson said.

Vanderbilt Children's Hospital doctors diagnosed the 11-year-old with leukemia in September, but that didn't stop him from spending Monday night with his family at the bowling alley.

CJ's friends and family weren't the only ones in his corner.

"It's an honor to be here, said Filip Forsberg, center for the Preds.  Doing it for a great reason, it makes it even more special to do it."

Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey took a break from sacking quarterbacks do his part to take down cancer.

To help out in any kind of way is huge, Casey said.  Everybody needs somebody and if you can help out I think you should be able to do it."

But it takes more than just athletes to fight the deadly disease.  That's why Fox 17's Sky Arnold laced up his bowling shoes, alongside anchor Scott Couch and reporter Mikayla Lewis.

It's not only a lot of fun to hang out with all of these different people, it's also nice to be able to give back and help out with something that's such an important cause, Lewis said.

Whether its bowling or cancer, Team CJ is up for the fight.  And from the looks of the turnout at Monday nights fundraiser, Team CJ just got a whole lot bigger.

The Preds said they raised close to $35,000 at last years bowling tournament and planned to double that amount this year.

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