Two-time Pro Bowler to donate $1,000 for each sack during 2008 season
Vanden Bosch, who started his own charitable foundation – the KVB SACK Foundation – earlier this year, will donate $1,000 to his foundation for each sack he has during the 2008 season. The money will go specifically to fund research for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, a condition that affects an estimated 30,000 children nationwide, including Kyle's cousin Colton.
"I am very excited to be able to donate to a very worthy cause," said Vanden Bosch, "and it's my goal to get as many sacks as possible to help us win and raise a lot of money to fight Cystic Fibrosis."
In addition to his own pledge, Vanden Bosch is launching a campaign to get Titans fans to make pledges of their own for each sack he totals this season. Fans can make their pledges by logging on to Kyle's official website, www.kvb93.com. Each fan making a pledge will get a special KVB t-shirt and receive a VIP invitation for two to the "Tailgate For a Cure" party on Sun., Sept. 14, during the Titans road game at Cincinnati.
This will be the third year that Kyle's wife Lindsey will host the "Tailgate For a Cure," and Titans Radio will serve as the media partner for the party. While the party will be open to the public and feature appearances by Titans cheerleaders, special prizes and a silent auction full of exclusive Titans memorabilia, those fans making sack pledges will receive access to a special VIP area at Buffalo Billiards on Second Avenue in Nashville, as well as an invitation to a private party with Kyle following the season.
On Tuesday, he hosted a family affected by CF at the Titans afternoon practice, and he officially announced his foundation's partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which seeks to cure the inherited chronic disease which affects the lungs and digestive system of children.
Vanden Bosch, a two-time Pro Bowler who had 12 sacks and made the NFL's annual all-star game in 2007, says he feels that generating sack pledges will be a perfect way for fans to combine pulling for the Titans and helping out a worthy cause.
"A cure for CF is out there," he said, "and there is no doubt that more funding for research will help cure tens of thousands of children in need. I certainly want to do my part to help reach that goal, and I hope all Titans fans will join me."