NASHVILLE, Tenn. --** Former Titans cheerleader Julia Nicholson, a five-year veteran and line captain, was recently announced on the 2011 class of Nashville's Top 30 Under 30 honorees.
The list was announced by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Nashville's Top 30 Under 30 recognizes the city's most active young professionals and philanthropists while benefiting the CFF. Honorees were nominated by co-workers, friends and family for their charitable and professional endeavors. The top 30 honorees were then selected by the Top 30 Under 30 selection committee during the month of June.
Julia also represented the Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders at the 2011 Pro Bowl in Hawaii this past season.
"We are proud to have had wonderful honoree classes in previous years. This year is no different," said Lesley McMahan, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Middle Tennessee's director of development. "The caliber of nominees in the 2011 class is astounding."
The honorees, who were informed of their selection this week, will be acknowledged at the Top 30 Under 30 event at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place in downtown Nashville on Sept. 24. The event, open to the public, will highlight each honoree's accomplishments, feature silent and live auctions, and celebrate the CFF's mission of curing cystic fibrosis.
"The culminating event at The Pinnacle is an opportunity for the community to come together to support both the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and these 30 wonderful young professionals," said Top 30 Under 30 co-chairman Tim Bewley. "Nashville has already fallen in love with the party – it was named "Best First-Time Event" in 2009 and "Best Young Event" in 2010 by nFocus Magazine. We expect 2011 to be no different with such an impressive list of honorees."
Julia began her career with the Titans in 2006 after graduating from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in Communications. During her tenure as a Titans Cheerleader, Julia traveled to Mexico, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, and Seattle representing the Titans' organization. She was also a line captain for three years and voted the team's Miss Congeniality during the annual awards banquet.
Off the field, Julia has been successful entrepreneur, having launched her own children's accessory business, "Southern Jules" while also teaching children's dance classes at a local studio. She is active in the community, volunteering annually for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Nashville, Rescue Mission, the ARK 31 Foundation, and many other charitable organizations.
Julia and her husband, Tandy, also foster dogs at their west Nashville home.
Visit www.nashvilletop30.org to view the full list of honorees or to learn more about the event in September.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Nashville, Tenn., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing ways to control and cure cystic fibrosis, and improving the quality of life for the 30,000 children and adults living with the disease in the United States. Cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease, produces an unusually thick mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. Cystic fibrosis, for which there is currently no cure, is the No. 1 life-shortening disease in children and young adults in the country.