Titans, USA Football Award Grants to Local Youth Football 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 grants for new equipment, uniforms and other resources to youth and scholastic football programs throughout the Tennessee area.

USA Football's grant program will award over $1.5 million in resources to benefit young athletes in 2018, based on merit, need and a school's or sports organization's commitment to coaching education and best practices. USA Football has awarded more than $10 million in grants to school-based and youth football programs since 2006.

Grants are valued up to $1,500 apiece and provide the following resources from USA Football partners:

  • Flag football equipment from NFL FLAG powered by USA Football
  • Tackle football equipment from Riddell
  • Uniforms from Badger Sportswear
  • Practice equipment from Tackle Tube, Shawdowman Sports and Gilman Gear
  • Field-building financial support from FieldTurf
  • Background checks from Peopletrail
  • Field equipment from Port-A-Field

USA Football grants are funded by the NFL Foundation, the league's nonprofit organization representing its 32 clubs. Its mission is to support the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football and the communities which support the game. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL.

"The NFL Foundation is proud to work with USA Football and our clubs to donate much-needed resources and equipment to youth football leagues and school-based football programs across the country," said Alexia Gallagher, Executive Director of the NFL Foundation. "These efforts will help to ensure that young athletes have a safer and more sustainable environment to play in and enjoy a positive football experience overall."

"USA Football, in partnership with the Tennessee Titans, the NFL Foundation and our partners, is pleased to assist leagues and school-based programs by providing resources and equipment to help young athletes have a great football experience," said USA Football CEO Scott Hallenbeck. "Supporting programs through our grants is one of the ways for us to show how we value the thousands of athletic directors, coaches and youth league leaders who do inspiring work for their kids through football."

"The Titans are privileged to be able to support youth and high school football programs in our community," said Josh Corey, Tennessee Titans Football Outreach Coordinator. "The quality of equipment now accessible to these coaches is going to make a big difference in the quality of the playing experience for their kids. The teams receiving grant funding have made a commitment to ensuring a better and safer playing experience for their athletes. We are proud to reward that and to continue to support and grow the game of football in our state."

Tennessee area youth and school-based school programs awarded a 2018 USA Football Grant


Anderson County High School Quarterback Club - Clinton, TN

Antioch Ravens Youth Football - Nashville, TN

Arlington Youth Sports - Arlington, TN

Backfield in Motion, Inc. - Nashville, TN

Bearden Youth Sports Football, Inc - Knoxville, TN

Bellevue Steelers Youth Football and Cheerleading - Nashville, TN

Bills Youth Association - Chattanooga, TN

Bluff City High School - Memphis, TN

Bradley Youth Football League - Georgetown, TN

Brainerd High School - Chattanooga, TN

Cascade Youth Football League - Shelbyville, TN

Center City Youth Sports Program - Knoxville, TN

Central Youth Athletics Association - Knoxville, TN

Cheatham County Timberwolves - Ashland City, TN

Cheatham County Youth Flag Football League - Ashland City, TN

Chuckey Doak High School - Afton, TN

Civitan Club of Hendersonville - Gallatin, TN

Clay County Youth Football Organization - Celina, TN

Cloudland High School - Roan Mountain, TN

Dream Elite - Lenoir City, TN

Fayette Ware High School - Somerville, TN

Grace youth sports - Powell, TN

Gra-Mar Pirates Football - Nashville, TN

Jackson County High School - Gainesboro, TN

Karns Youth Football - Powell, TN

Knoxville Fulton Falcon - Knoxville, TN

Manassas High School - Memphis, TN

Marshall County Travel Football - Lewisburg, TN

Memphis Bears, Inc. - Memphis, TN

Memphis Hurricanes - Memphis, TN

Memphis Mitchell High School - Memphis, TN

Memphis Shelby Police Activities League - Memphis, TN

Memphis Warriors Youth Sports - Memphis, TN

Memphis Yellow Jackets Youth Sports - Memphis, TN

Midway High School - Kingston, TN

Nashville Cardinals - Nashville, TN

North Memphis Steelers Youth Sports and Mentoring - Memphis, TN

Northwest Tennessee Youth Football Association - Dyersburg, TN

Oakland High School - Murfreesboro, TN

Orange Mound Raiders Youth Sports and Mentoring Program - Memphis, TN

Pearl-Cohn High School - Nashville, TN

Pigeon Forge Middle School - Pigeon Forge, TN

Riceville Youth Football - Athens, TN

Scenic City Youth Football League - Chattanooga, TN

Shelby Park Jaguars - Madison, TN

Stratford High School - Nashville, TN

Tellico Plains High School Football Tellico - Plains, TN

The Jr. Mustangs - Hendersonville, TN

Warren County High School Varsity Football Team - McMinnville, TN

Warren county pioneer youth football - Morrison, TN

Waverly Belmont Youth Athletic Association - Nashville, TN

West Creek High School - Clarksville, TN

White Oak School/Family Resource - Duff, TN

Whitehaven High School - Memphis, TN

Wilson County Crusaders football League Wilson County Wildcats - Lebanon, TN

About USA Football: USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance and grow the sport. As the sport's national governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.

About The NFL Foundation: The National Football League Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football – from players at all levels to communities across the country. The NFL Foundation represents the 32 NFL clubs and supports the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football, and the communities that support our game. For more information on The NFL Foundation, visit: www.NFLFoundation.org.

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