The Tennessee Titans recently hosted 'Camp 59' Tim Shaw Youth Football Camp at the team's Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park indoor practice facility. Local organizations Nashville Christian, Hendersonville Titans, Backfield in Motion and Preston Taylor Ministries attended the camp led by Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, special teams coach Craig Aukerman, general manager Jon Robinson and the full Titans coaching staff.
The camp honors former linebacker, Tim Shaw, who played three seasons with the Titans from 2010-2012. In 2014, Shaw announced he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and has since dedicated his life to research and discovering a cure for the disease. In 2017, Shaw released a book "Blitz Your Life: Stories from an NFL and ALS Warrior."
"This event is deeply important to the Titans organization for a multitude of reasons," said Josh Corey, Titans Director of Marketing, Youth and Community Engagement. "Not only does it benefit young athletes in our community, but it also honors a person who best personifies teamwork and selflessness – qualities Tim always aims to instill at youth football camps. The game is important, but teaching strong character is at the top of our priority list. There is nothing more rewarding than watching these kids practice with the pros as Tim provides the best example of tackling adversity."
The Tim Shaw Camp welcomed more than 120 kids from Middle Tennessee for skills and drills, agility, offensive and defensive stations led by Titans coaches, the 2022 Rookie Class, and several veteran players. Campers participated in sessions on throwing mechanics, footwork, tackling, run and drive blocking, cone and ladder drills and more. This camp marked the first of many community events the 2022 Titans Rookie Class will participate in. Tim Shaw attended the event and addressed campers with a motivational speech.
The Tennessee Titans recently hosted the 'Camp 59' Tim Shaw Youth Football Camp at the team's Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park indoor practice facility. Local organizations Nashville Christian, Hendersonville Titans, Backfield in Motion and Preston Taylor Ministries attended the camp led by full Titans coaching staff and 2022 Rookie Class. Campers also received a closing motivational speech from Tim Shaw himself.