Titans Promote Literacy, Physical Activity at Local Elementary School

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As another school year winds down, the halls of Moore Elementary School in Franklin, Tenn. are anything but quiet.

Titans guard Andy Levitre visited a special group of fourth grade students on Tuesday as a reward for their participation in FitnessGram.

In partnership with the NFL's PLAY 60 initiative, FitnessGram helps students log their physical activity throughout the school year.

"PLAY 60 is a great way to teach young children the importance of exercise and health," Levitre said. "Being able to teach kids about these things at a young age will help them live long and prosperous lives."

During his visit, Levitre signed autographs, enjoyed a healthy snack with students and read the book "Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good for You." In the book, the lead character Cat in the Hat takes young readers to a Seussian Spa where they learn the basics of healthy living.

The book, created with the assistance of the Partnership for a Healthier America, served a dual purpose. In addition to promoting the importance of physical activity and making healthy lifestyle choices, Levitre was able to emphasize the importance of reading over summer break.

"The Titans organization is a big player in promoting health and fitness among Tennessee's youth," said Kathy Clark, Physical Education Specialist and FitnessGram Coordinator for the Titans market. "We would like to thank the Titans for supporting our FitnessGram program. What a perfect way to reward our students and teach them about making healthy lifestyle choices."

FitnessGram includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests that are used to determine students' overall physical fitness and suggest areas for improvement when appropriate. For more information on FitnessGram, please visit www.fitnessgram.net.

Titans guard Andy Levitre visits with students at Moore Elementary in Franklin, Tenn. (Photos: Josh Corey)

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