NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans are asking fans to bring their used cell phones to the game when Tennessee hosts the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at noon at LP Field to benefit the "Cell Phones for Soldiers" program.
The wireless phones will be collected at seven drop locations outside LP Field with collection beginning at 10 am until 30 minutes after kickoff. Local college ROTC students will serve as volunteers for the drive under the leadership of Army Lt. Col. Kenric Smith.
Although the military landscape is ever changing, as many as 200,000 troops are currently serving in the U.S. military around the world. By donating to "Cell Phones for Soldiers," Titans fans can provide troops with that precious connection to loved ones back home by donating phones on Sunday.
"Cell Phones for Soldiers" is a non-profit organization that collects and recycles old wireless phones. With the proceeds from the recycling, the organization then purchases prepaid phone cards for military families.
The "Cell Phones for Soldiers" was founded in 2004 by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist at the ages of 12 and 13. The charity has since provided 192 million minutes of free talk time to servicemen and women stationed around the world. Funds raised from the recycling of cellular phones are used to purchase prepaid international calling cards.
On average, "Cell Phones for Soldiers" distributes 12,000 calling cards each week to bases around the world, care package programs, deployment ceremonies and VA hospitals.
For more information, contact Erin McCloskey, ASPIRE Communications for Cell Phones for Soldiers, (336) 207-5222 or email@example.com. You may also visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com, www.helpingheroeshome.org or http://www.facebook.com/JoinCellPhonesforSoldiers or
The Tennessee Titans have enjoyed a tremendous level of success with each of the team's charity drives this season. Two more drives will follow Sunday's "Cell Phones for Soldiers" drive.
The remaining stadium drives follow:
• Thursday, Nov. 14 (vs. Colts) - Second Harvest Food Bank
• Sunday, Dec. 15 (vs. Cardinals) - U.S. Marines Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Drive