"Titans Tuesdays" is a long-standing community initiative of the team in which players and staff spend a part of their only day off during the weeks of the season to reach out to others at Saint Thomas Hospitals as a means of saying "thank you" for the tremendous support the club receives throughout the season.

Players visit with hospital patients receiving care ranging from minor ailments to those receiving chemotherapy treatment for cancer, and patients who are receiving treatment for heart ailments or heart surgery to families that have or are about to welcome a new baby to the family!

"Saint Thomas Health focuses on creating a unique and supportive experience for the patients in our hospitals," said Dawn Rudolph, Chief Experience Officer for Saint Thomas Health. "For years, Tennessee Titans players have joined us in that effort, giving of their time to visit patients and provide encouragement and spread excitement in these weekly visits. Our staff members, too, look forward to the boost that a Titans visit gives."

"We value greatly our long-standing partnership with the Titans organization.  We're grateful to the Titans leadership, staff and players for working with us to create invaluable, memorable experiences for our patients and our associates," said Karen Springer, President and CEO of Saint Thomas Health.

Titans players visit with new families at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital (Photos: Lynne McCracken)