The Tennessee Titans today announced a new creative project and docuseries – "A Titans Story: Tim Shaw, Presented by Permobil" will highlight and profile the story of former Titans linebacker, Tim Shaw, who is currently battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Episodes 1 and 2 will go live on www.tennesseetitans.com/ATitansStory on Friday, Oct. 14.
"A Titans Story" honors Shaw, who played three seasons with the Titans from 2010-2012. In 2014, Shaw announced he had been diagnosed with ALS and has since dedicated his life to discovering a cure for the disease. In 2017, Shaw released a book "Blitz Your Life: Stories from an NFL and ALS Warrior."
"Projects like this are deeply important to the Titans as we aim to properly tell the stories that make the sports industry so unique. Heart, determination and grit are the qualities that drive athletes on a day-to-day basis, and no one embodies those qualities quite like Tim Shaw," said Surf Melendez, Titans Vice President and Executive Creative Director. "A Titans Story aims to spotlight his toughness throughout this journey. We are so thankful for the partnership with Tim – when he hits the field at practice, the team levels-up with energy and passion. His inspiration is invaluable to our organization."
The docuseries follows Tim Shaw's journey from the very early stages of his life through his experience in college, the NFL and now as an ambassador and friend to the Titans organization. "A Titans Story" is focused on raising awareness for the nearly 5,000 people diagnosed with ALS per year.
Fans will see several promos and a trailer released over the next several days, leading up to the official launch of Episodes 1 and 2 on Friday, Oct.14. "A Titans Story: Tm Shaw" is presented by Permobil. To learn more about "A Titans Story," please visit www.tennesseetitans.com/ATitansStory.
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