Titans to Award $10,000 to Tennessee's Top Volunteer With 2010 Community QB Award





NASHVILLE, Tenn – The Tennessee Titans continue the search for Tennessee's top volunteers through the 11th annual Titans Community Quarterback Award program -- the deadline for entries isJanuary 7, 2011.   The Titans **are asking all non-profit organizations throughout Tennessee to nominate their top volunteers for a chance to receive a $10,000 grant! 

The Titans Community Quarterback Award program is a statewide competition, which recognizes outstanding volunteers in the state of Tennessee who provide volunteer services for nonprofit 501(c)(3) or 509 organizations in Tennessee are eligible for nomination.  The program honors individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication, and a commitment to improving the communities in which they live. Nominees may serve only in a volunteer capacity and may not receive any compensation – monetary or otherwise – for their efforts.  Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by others. 

Once the winners are selected, Titans Owner K.S. "Bud" Adams, Jr. will distribute $17,500 in grants from the Tennessee Titans Foundation to the organizations where the winners serve, raising the total of grants distributed in this program to nearly $200,000 since the program began in 2000.  The Titans Community Quarterback Award winner will receive a $10,000 grant for his or her agency from the Titans Foundation.  In addition, the runner-up will receive a $5,000 grant from the Titans Foundation and the third place winner will earn $2,500 for their respective charities.

"The accomplishments of these nominees continue to amaze me," said Adams.  "The example they set is an inspiration to us all.  I'm sure that this year will be no different in that the judges will have a very difficult task in selecting the winning entries.  As I review the nominations each year I am reminded that Tennessee truly is the Volunteer State."

The Titans will honor the Community Quarterback Award winners at a volunteer recognition luncheon at LP Field, where the team will also recognize the volunteers that assisted the team with the seven charity game day drives held at LP Field during the 2010 season.

All residents of Tennessee, age 13 and over who provide volunteer services for nonprofit organizations within the state of Tennessee are eligible for nomination.  All Tennessee non-profits are encouraged to submit nominations recognizing their top volunteers.  Nomination forms are available now by clicking here

The 2009 Titans Community Quarterback Award winner was Tasha French of Nashville.  Tasha was the volunteer Executive Director of The Contributor, Nashville's street newspaper.  In the fall of 2007, she brought together the group of outreach workers, homeless and formerly homeless writers and artists who launched the newspaper beginning with their first issue in the winter of 2007.  Her efforts in creating and sustaining the paper created jobs and income for many who might otherwise have no way to make a living.

Previous Community QB Award Winners    

2009 - Tasha Franch, The Contributor, Nashville
2008 - Wayne Howell, Franktown Open Hearts, Franklin
2007 - Bill Boss, Hands-On Science Center, Tullahoma
2006 - Mary McEwen, Bethlehem Center, Nashville
2005 - Sondra Clark, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville
2004 - Mary Cunningham, Meals on Wheels, Kingsport
2003 - Wayne Watson, Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, Kingsport
2002 - Lynn Dunwoody, Auxiliary Probation Service, Memphis
2001 - Anna Sternheimer, Nashville Family Shelter, Nashville
2000 - Georgeanna Chapman, Martha O'Bryan Center, Nashville    

All completed hard-copy nomination forms must be mailed to Titans Community Quarterback Award Nomination, 460 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228 and received no later than January 7, 2011.

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