NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans teamed up with the NFL, NFL Network and Comcast to present Tennessee State Parks with a $7,500 PLAY 60 grant at Nissan Stadium on Thursday, an extension of the NFL PLAY 60 After-School Kickoff intiative.
The NFL PLAY 60 After-School Kickoff initiative, in partnership with the National Recreation and Parks Association, will reward one after-school program in nine selected NFL markets with grant funding to support after-school physical activity programs, including the purchase of new sports equipment.
"We want to make a meaningful impact within the community and I think this PLAY 60 messaging is the perfect opportunity to do so and connect," said Patrick Sommers of NFL Network.
Prior to the grant presentation, Titans players Deiontrez Mount, Ben Jones, B.W. Webb and Quinton Spain were on hand to participate in a minicamp with rotating activity stations, and speak to Tennessee State Parks Junior Rangers about the importance of staying active and making healthy lifestyle choices.
"The Titans are proud to partner with Tennessee State Parks on an array of programs throughout the entire state of Tennessee," said Brad McClanahan, Titans Director of Marketing. "This is a great opportunity for these kids to have a special connection with Titans players at Nissan Stadium and just get outside, play for 60 minutes and have fun!"
In addition to the grant, the NFL donated all fitness equipment used during the mini-camp.
"The grant money we received today will continue to allow us to do PLAY 60 programming across middle Tennessee," Tennessee State Parks representative Laura Franklin said. "We think that it's a really natural partnership with the Titans to promote PLAY 60."
The Titans teamed up with the NFL, NFL Network and Comcast to present Tennessee State Parks with a $7,500 PLAY 60 grant at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Josh Corey, Taylor Skinner)