The Tennessee Titans are proud to be a philanthropic leader in the community and it's our goal to make a difference in the lives of our fans. We have several special events, programs and player appearances that we make throughout the year that enrich the lives of others.
Our players are actively involved in the community through our team-related events and appearances, as well as their own foundations or community service projects that they have personally scheduled. While their free time is limited, making a difference in the lives of others is important to our players. (Note: We are not currently accepting additional requests for appearances during the regular season).
Tuesday is traditionally the only day off for NFL players during the season, but we use the day to make special appearances throughout the community, including local schools and hospitals.
Each Tuesday during the fall, Titans players and staff visit patients at Saint Thomas Hospital to spread goodwill and cheer. We work with our partner hospitals on these visits to arrange the schedule.
Metro Middle School Visits:
Each Tuesday during the fall, the Titans visit Metro Nashville middle schools. During an assembly, the player shares his personal story and the importance of making good choices, staying focused, making homework a priority before outside activities, staying in school, and listening to their parents & teachers. The player also stress the importance of leading an active lifestyle which includes a healthy diet that comprises low-fat, high fiber foods, low-fat dairy, fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains. The visiting Titan also encourages the students to accept the Play 60 challenge by getting at least 60 minutes of active play per day. After the assembly, select students were chosen by the school for their leadership, grades and behavior to be PLAY 60 Ambassadors and spend additional time with the player for a meet and greet opportunity.
Titans Hometown Huddle
While our players are out in the community every Tuesday, the NFL and United Way went further in 1999 by establishing an NFL Hometown Huddle. On this annual "Super Tuesday" each NFL team, its players, coaches and executives band together to participate in a community project or event. The NFL's partner for over 30 years, United Way provides links to many local volunteer opportunities at www.jointheteam.com.
Part of United Way's mission is to bring communities together to focus on the most important human needs building partnerships, forging consensus and leveraging resources to make a measurable difference. The Titans have hosted an annual fun day of bowling, games and pizza as well as a Thanksgiving dinner for youth from various area non-profit organizations as part of the Hometown Huddle event.