LB Tulloch Makes Surprise Visit to Boys & Girls Club of Knoxville

 
KNOXVILLE, TN - The Tennessee Titans made a surprise visit to the Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley Moses Teen Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Linebacker Stephen Tulloch visited with the youth about the NFL's Play 60 Program and various other topics such as the importance of physical activity, nutrition, education, work ethic and determination.

Tulloch made the surprise visit to congratulate a select group from the center that placed second in a national competition conducted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the NFL Play 60 Program entitled the "Football 4 Service Team Project Contest."  The Moses Teen Center conducted a reading program twice a week at two Knoxville area Boys & Girls Clubs.  The teen center members read various books to the younger generation for 30 minutes, and then incorporated a period of exercise by playing flag football and held stations to work on specific football drills.  In addition, books were made available for each participating child and club.

Over the course of the six week period the team from the Moses Teen Center gave their best efforts to the Football 4 Service Team Project contest - having no idea they'd receive special recognition by a Titans player.

"Physical activity is important to your health and you don't have to be an NFL player to get active," said Tulloch. "With dedication to your books, education and studies, you can go anywhere and do anything -- whether you want to be a college athlete, a doctor, lawyer or any other profession." 

 
The NFL's PLAY 60 campaign encourages physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day. Partnerships with the Boys & Girls Clubs have enhanced the 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, grants from Titans Owner K.S. "Bud" Adams' Jr., and other fellow NFL owners, and media time for public service announcements.

Photos:

(Top) Stephen Tulloch congratulates national runner-up "Football 4 Service Team" from the Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley Moses Teen Center.

(Bottom) Program directors Orlando Moultry(left) and Kalyn Chesney(right) with Stephen Tulloch*

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