NASHVILLE, TN, Dec. 2, 2008 — The Tennessee Titans and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will once again join forces for the 10th Annual Toy Drive this Sunday. The Titans are asking fans to bring a new, unwrapped toy to LP Field on Sunday, Dec. 7th when the Titans host the Cleveland Browns.
Titans fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to Sunday's Titans/Browns game at LP Field.
Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will be in uniform and stationed outside each gate at LP Field to accept toys from fans. The first 10,000 fans that donate a toy at one of the seven charitable collection locations around LP Field will receive a one-of-a-kind poster of the Titans Defensive Line.
All toys collected during the drive will be donated to Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The Marine Corps Reserve, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute toys to the neediest children in middle Tennessee. The Titans encourage all Tennessee residents to participate in their local Toys for Tots area drives to help those in need this holiday season.
The toy drive marks the seventh stadium drive by the Titans during the 2008 season. Previous collections included school supplies, cell phones, coats, food, baby items and shoes to benefit various non-profit agencies and those in need.
The Titans will conclude the stadium drives by hosting an Undergarment Drive to benefit the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter on Dec. 21. The Titans will be asking fans to bring new undergarments for women and children at the shelter this holiday season. Titans fans continue to show why they are the best in the NFL by participating in these donation drives to help fellow Tennesseans who are less fortunate.
Major Bill Hendricks founded the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign in 1947. It has since evolved into a national effort of community participation and charity, delivering millions of toys to millions of children. The program has been an "official" function of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve since 1995.