Titans, USA Football Award Equipment, Uniform Grants to Local Youth and School-Based Programs


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- USA Football, the sport's national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the Tennessee Titans recently awarded football equipment and uniform grants to youth and scholastic football programs throughout the Tennessee area based on merit and need.

USA Football partners with the Titans and all NFL clubs to annually distribute more than $1.5 million in equipment and uniform grants to youth and school-based football programs across the United States. The program has awarded more than $9.5 million in football equipment since 2006. USA Football equipment and uniform grants are made possible through support from the NFL Foundation.

Grants are valued up to $1,500 for youth programs and $2,500 for middle school and high school programs, offering new equipment, uniforms and flag football equipment to advance the benefits and fun of playing football. Grants are fulfilled through USA Football with its equipment partner Riddell and its uniform provider Siege Sports.
USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the Titans, the NFL and each of the league's other 31 teams.

"We are pleased to work with USA Football and our teams to donate much-needed equipment to youth football leagues and school-based football programs nationwide," said Alexia Gallagher, director of the NFL Foundation. "These equipment grants will help ensure that youngsters who share our love of the game are able to play it safer."

"The health and safety of every young football player is our No. 1 priority," USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck said. "Having proper equipment is an important step toward that goal. Even with fundraising and strict attention to budgets, many leagues and school districts need help to properly outfit their young athletes who love to play football and enjoy the fun and fitness that comes with it. We are proud to lead this important program with support from the Titans, the NFL Foundation, Riddell and Siege Sports."

Tennessee area youth and school-based school programs awarded a 2016 USA Football Equipment Grant:

Antioch Ravens - MSYFL / Nashville
Bellevue Steelers Football and Cheerleading / Nashville
Cascade Youth Football League / Bell Buckle
LCJP / Hohenwald
Percy Priest Ducks Youth Football Organization / Antioch
Rockvale Middle School / Rockvale
Rutherford County Crimson Tide Youth Football and Cheerleading / Antioch
Shelby Park Jaguars - MSYFL / Madison
The Jr Mustangs / Hendersonville
U.N.I.T 2 Panthers / Nashville
Upperman High Football / Baxter
Waverly Belmont Football and Cheer / Hendersonville

About USA Football: USA Football (www.usafootball.com) evolves and grows the sport through innovative standards and best practices to advance coach and player development, participation and safety within the fun of the game and its inherent values. As the sport's national governing body and member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players. Follow USA Football at www.facebook.com/usafootball or on Twitter @USAFootball

The Titans partner with USA Football to host a Player Safety Coaches (PSC) Clinic at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Susanna Nickell)

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