NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Over the weekend, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean introduced the inaugural "Mayor's Field Day with the Titans" at LP Field. The initiative was a joint effort with the NFL PLAY60 campaign to show children they can have fun during physical activity. The event included a health fair and a number of family activitites, including an obstacle course, bike riding and zumba.
Several Titans players greeted and interacted with the more than 3,000 participants. Akeem Ayers, Tommie Campbell, Jared Cook, Robert Johnson, James Kirkendoll, Colin McCarthy, Gerald McRath, Fernando Velasco and Damian Williams all greeted and rooted on the young and old participants as they maneuvered through various team and individual physical activities. The players also signed autographs, gave words of encouragement and posed for photos.
"I think the Mayor's Field Day was a great event," linebacker Gerald McRath said. "I know the kids and parents enjoyed it. The event gave everyone an opportunity to come out, exercise and have fun. That's what is it all about -- getting out the house and have fun as a community. When growing up, you always had that one playground where everyone met up and this past Saturday LP Field was that giant playground."
The players were joined by Titans cheerleaders, Amber, Anne P., Brooke, Jena and Yalea, who also cheered on participants, shared a few dance moves, signed autographs and posed for photos.
"I'm so glad I was able to participate in the Mayor's Field Day event at LP Field," said Titans Cheerleader Jena. "This is the first year of this event and I was really impressed with all the prepared activities for the attendees. Staying fit is extremely important and the event was able to show the kids you can make fitness fun and not boring."
Mayor's Field Day was made possible by the support of several community partners, including the Tennessee Titans, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, UnitedHealthcare, the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, HCA/TriStar Health, Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc., Mapco, Bridgestone Americas Inc., Kroger, Walgreens, Swiftwick, Nike Factory Stores, ActiveBuys, Adventureworks, Hands On Nashville, Playing By Air, NashVitality, the Nashville Sports Council, Metro Schools, Metro Water, Metro Parks and Metro Public Health Department.