NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans and the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation will once again join forces for Touchdown for Tots, a national toy drive benefiting the Toys for Tots Foundation, during their annual Toys for Tots Stadium Drive.
The Titans are asking fans to bring a new, unwrapped toy to LP Field on Sunday, December 14th when the Titans host the New York Jets with a 3:05 p.m. kickoff at LP Field.
Members of the U.S. Marine Corps will be in uniform and stationed at seven drop-off sites to accept toys from fans starting at 12 p.m. All toys collected during the drive will be donated to Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.
The Marine Corps, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute toys to the neediest children in middle Tennessee. The Titans encourage all Tennessee residents to participate in their local Toys for Tots area drives to help those in need this holiday season.
With 16 million children living in poverty in the United States, the need for Toys for Tots is greater than ever. Titans fans can get involved by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the game or go online at www.nashville-tn.toysfortots.org now through December 24th to sponsor a toy for a less fortunate child in their community.
For 67 years, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has delivered a message of hope to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy during the holiday season. Last year, Marines distributed toys to more than 19,000 children in the Middle Tennessee area.
"On behalf of the Toys for Tots Foundation I would like to personally thank the owners, players and fans of the Titans for their support of Toys for Tots and our 2014 Touchdown for Tots campaign," said Sergeant Dennis Bowers Jr. USMC, Middle Tennessee Toys for Tots Coordinator. "The efforts of the Tennessee Titans organization will enable Toys for Tots to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of less fortunate children in the Nashville area."