NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On the field, Titans cornerback Logan Ryan doesn’t want to give up anything.
Off the field, it’s a different story.
A three-day look at Ryan's calendar offers proof. He’s helping paws, and people.
On Saturday, Ryan held a Pet Health Clinic in Antioch, where he provided free vaccinations and examinations for dogs and cats, supplying them with medicine and preventive care vouchers, and providing them with a take home bag with treats, food, toys, leashes, collars, bowls, magazines, and informative pet care resources.
“The event went well -- 117 dogs and cats came out and got vaccinations, and 25 signed up for spays and neuters, and it was 35 degrees and raining,” Ryan said on Monday. “So it was a great turnout for people to come out and take care of their pets this time of the year. I understand with holiday shopping and bills sometimes animals get on the backburner, so it’s good that people thought about their animals that day.”
On Monday night, Ryan is hosting 26 kids from the Boys & Girls Club for a Christmas shopping spree at a local Academy Sports + Outdoors. Each kid will receive $200 to spend. The kids will purchase a gift for someone else, a winter coat, and an item that they want for themselves, and they’ll also be treated to dinner.
Ryan is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Academy Sports + Outdoors, and Bojangles.
“These are kids that can’t afford to do so, or maybe don’t have winter coats, don’t get Christmas gifts, Santa doesn’t always come to see them,’” Ryan said. “So I want to be able to help them out with that. It’s something that brings me a lot of joy.”
On Tuesday, Ryan is hosting 26 military veterans and their families from Operation Stand Down Tennessee for a catered lunch, private radio show viewing/listening, and photos & autographs after the show. The military veterans luncheon and private radio show is part of his weekly Midday 180 appearance on 104.5 The Zone.
“We’re going to talk football, talk about the holidays, and show my respect for what they have done,” said Ryan, whose father was a police officer while he was growing up. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for people who serve the country.”
Ryan, signed by the Titans in 2017 after playing his first four NFL seasons with the Patriots, has been active in the Nashville community since joining the team.
Logan and his wife, Ashley, are the founders of The Ryan Animal Rescue Foundation (ryananimalfoundation.org). RARF works with animal welfare organizations to promote adoption and provide grants and educations opportunities.
“I wanted to hit every aspect and show people that I like to give back, and it is the time of year to do so. And give back to more than just animals,” Ryan of the three-day giving spree.
“It makes me feel great to be able to do so. I am in a position to provide, and God has blessed me. So I want to maximize my abilities and use my platform to help others that are less fortunate.”