Finnegan Encourages Youth to Get Fit During Fundraiser at Nashville Zoo



Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan poses with fans during his community fundraiser at the Nashville Zoo.NASHVILLE, Tenn. --** Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan hosted his second annual Kid's Carnival Day this past Saturday at the Nashville Zoo.


Beautiful weather permitted an estimated 1,100 guests to attend the event that benefited Finnegan's foundation, ARK 31 Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to serving children with special needs and disabilities throughout the Middle Tennessee area.

The event was open to the public and held at the Historic Home Area of the Nashville Zoo to encourage youth to get 60 minutes of activity each day as part of the NFL PLAY 60 program.

Seventeen of his teammates joined Finnegan for the day of fun and kid's carnival that included games, prizes, goodie bags, face painting, music, inflatables, Titans autographs, meet and greet and pictures with the cheerleaders.

"This is my favorite event the foundation hosts because my teammates and I get to play with the kids and interact with the fans," said Finnegan. "I am very excited about this event and it looks to be a great success for ARK 31!"

Finnegan is among the nominees for the Titans Community Man of the Year and has been one of the Titans Community All-Stars for the past two years. He is known for his philanthropic efforts throughout the Nashville community and hosts an Annual Karaoke for a Cure event, Celebrity Golf Tournament and Christmas Dinner to benefit his two charities of choice, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Special Olympics TN.

For more information about the Cortland Finnegan ARK 31 Foundation, visit

About "PLAY 60" Program/Challenge
The Titans "Play 60" initiative encourages youth to get at least sixty minutes of physical activity or play per day in effort to fight childhood obesity. Partnerships with local non-profit organizations, like the American Heart Association and the National Dairy Council, have enhanced this mission and opportunity to reach out to America's youth.  Since the NFL's Play 60 inception, the NFL has committed over $100 million to youth health and fitness through programming, media time for public service announcements and grants from Titans Owner K.S. "Bud" Adams' Jr., and his fellow NFL owners and players.  For more information about the NFL's Play 60 campaign please visit

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