Titans assist those in need with Thanksgiving meals

LB Keith Bulluck held his fifth annual Thanksgiving turkey give-a-way at LP field benefiting the less fortunate.
NASHVILLE, TN, NOV. 23, 2008 —Assisting those less fortunate is a point of emphasis for Titans players and coaches year-round by the holding of back-to school events, food drives and hospital visits, among other community initiatives. But during the holidays, helping those in need held a special place in the hearts of three particular Titans players. Keith Bulluck, Jevon Kearse and David Thornton each held Thanksgiving meal events benefiting the less fortunate of Middle Tennessee. The hope? To bring a little joy to some of Nashville's neediest families.

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Bulluck kicked off the holidays for foster families during his fifth annual Thanksgiving turkey give-a-way at LP Field. Bulluck and volunteers of the Keith Bulluck Believe and Achieve Foundation distributed turkeys and all the trimmings to families from the Tennessee Department of Children's Services and other local non-profit organizations in need. Also on hand were Bulluck's teammates Quinton Ganther, Chris Johnson, David Thornton and LenDale White who in addition to taking the meals to the cars of the families, also took pictures and signed autographs for the children.

DE Jevon Kearse picked up where he left off in the community since his return to Tennessee.
Kearse partnered with Youth Encouragement Services (YES) to host the "Food for the Holidays" event for 100 low-income families in Nashville. Kearse spent the evening with the YES families in J.C. Napier and Tony Sudekum public housing personally giving each family a box of food complete for a holiday meal. YES, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children in inner-city Nashville, operates three centers that offer educational and recreational programs as alternatives for kids during after school hours, weekends and summer break.

"We are so thankful to Jevon for organizing this special holiday event for the families at Youth Encouragement Services," said Chris Barnhill, Executive Director, YES. "He is offering hope to those in need. We are proud to partner with Jevon and we look forward to his future involvement at YES."

Titans 2008 Community Man of the Year David Thornton held Thanksgiving events in both Nashville and in his hometown of Goldsboro, N.C. to benefit the needy.
Thornton tackled hunger in both Nashville and in his hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina by holding two separate Thanksgiving events. In Nashville, Thornton and two of his teammates, Vincent Fuller and Michael Griffin visited the Martha O'Bryan Center where they passed out complete Thanksgiving meals to 125 needy families pre-selected by the center. While Thornton was busy handing out Turkeys in Nashville, his parents and extended family distributed similar meals to residents in Goldsboro.

"My family and I can relate to the adversities that many of these families may face at this time of year," said Thornton. "We pray that they are encouraged by this small blessing of a Thanksgiving meal and continue to stay faithful through the tough times."

In these tough times, the Titans organization is very pleased with the individual efforts of many of its players who continue to join the team in a wide variety of initiatives aimed at supporting our community! As the Titans celebrate our 10th anniversary season, we continue our pledge to support our community with similar efforts by our players, cheerleaders and staff!

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