Fisher's charity softball game a hit with Titans fans



Quarterback Vince Young delivers a pitch during the eighth annual Jeff Fisher and Friends Charity Softball Game Saturday night at Greer Stadium.

NASHVILLE, TN, June 28, 2008 —** Fans packed Greer Stadium Saturday night to see current and former Titans battle it out on the baseball diamond during the eighth annual 2008 Comcast Jeff Fisher and Friends Charity Softball Game, presented by Regions Bank.

A portion of the proceeds from the game benefited Mercy Ministries, Second Harvest Food Bank, Soles4Souls, Catch-A-Dream and several other local charities. The night also featured a silent auction.

The night's festivities began with an exhibition game played by Little League Softball Clubs, followed by a 'Hit it Out of the Park' contest between the NFL players. This year's contest winner was former Titans wide receiver Chris Sanders, who hit four deep shots out of the park. Runner-up was Kevin Mawae, who knocked over three home runs.

Several Titans came out to support their head coach and the various charities, including Chris Hope, Justin Gage, Nick Harper, Mawae, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Vince Young, Jevon Kearse, Craig Hentrich, Cortland Finnegan, David Thornton, Kerry Collins, Ken Amato, Ahmad Hall, Jason Jones, Rob Bironas, Bo Scaife, Reynaldo Hill, Ingle Martin, Stephen Tulloch, Calvin Lowry, Casey Cramer and Josh Stamer. They were joined by several former Titans including Brad Hopkins, Chris Sanders, Kevin Dyson, Frank Wycheck and assistant coach and former Titan Marcus Robertson.


Backup QB Kerry Collins rounds third base.

"These players started their vacation yesterday and felt like this was an important event to come out and participate in tonight," said Fisher, who was appreciative of all of the support the event received.

Titans players were more than happy to participate.

"I enjoy softball, but I think it's a bigger purpose tonight because Coach Fisher's event is for a great cause," said Thornton. "Any time you can get guys to come out and support the coach, it's always a wonderful and fun thing to do."

Some of the highlights of the night included a first-inning in-field grand slam by fullback Ahmad Hall and home runs by Brad Hopkins and Chris Sanders. A highlight of the night for the fans in attendance was the return of defensive end Jevon Kearse, who was met with loud applause throughout the night.

For the first time in the history of the event, Fisher's blue team was defeated by special teams coach oach Alan Lowry's white team by a score of 14-12 after 10 innings.

Following the game, Fisher named Chris Sanders as the game's MVP and Rob Bironas as the players least likely to be named player of the game.

The night was capped off by a fireworks display presented by Bridgestone and Best One.

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