Titans ask fans to donate school supplies as they enter LP Field Sept. 7th when they take on the Jaguars to benefit the PENCIL Foundation
NASHVILLE, TN, Aug. 26, 2008 — The Tennessee Titans will partner with LP on Sunday, Sept. 7th for the PENCIL Box School Supply Drive benefiting Metro Nashville students.
LP PENCIL Box, a collaborative venture between PENCIL Foundation and LP Building Products, offers Metro teachers the opportunity to shop free for classroom school supplies, benefiting Nashville's most needy school children. In 2007-2008, LP PENCIL Box distributed $300,000 worth of school supplies to 2100 Metro teachers, benefiting more than 31,500 Metro students.
"We are grateful to have the support of LP and the Tennessee Titans," said Ulli Heregger, LP PENCIL Box program manager. "This has become our biggest school supply drive each year thanks to the generosity of Titans fans. In the last two years we've collected $30,000 in school supplies, which really helps us start the year off right."
Volunteers from PENCIL Foundation and LP Building Products will collect donated items from fans at the seven collection drop-off locations outside LP Field with the collection time starting at 10:00am through the first quarter of the game. Fans are encouraged to bring the following 10 most-needed items:
• Bottle Glue
• Glue Sticks
• Notebook Paper
• Pencil boxes
• Pocket Folders
• Spiral Notebooks
• Washable Markers
"The Titans are very excited to partner with LP's effort to provide school supplies for Nashville's less fortunate students," said Don MacLachlan, Titans EVP of Administration and Facilities. "LP has an incredible desire and very generous history of aiding many charitable endeavors throughout the country. We are proud to join them in our initial game day drive for the LP PENCIL Box when we host the Jaguars. Since moving to Tennessee our fans have always responded to our charitable drives in a most gracious manner, proving once again why they are the best fans in the NFL!"
"Titans fans and the Tennessee Titans have made significant contributions to LP PENCIL Box," said Mary Cohn, corporate affairs manager and president of the LP Foundation, the charitable arm of LP. "We are proud to again partner with then to support Metro schools and build a better future for Nashville."
The Tennessee Titans have had great success with their annual stadium drives and will continue to collect items this season to include AT&T Cell Phone Drive on Sept. 21st; Soles4Souls Shoe Drive on Sept. 28th; Titans Foundation Coat Drive on Nov. 2nd; Second Harvest Food Drive on Nov. 23rd and the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drive on Dec. 7th.