NASHVILLE, TN, Nov. 11, 2008 — Tennessee Titans Pro Bowl defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch unveiled plans to fund a state-of-the-art media center at the Andrew Jackson Boys & Girls Club in Nashville at a press conference on Tuesday.
From L to R: Bobby Lee Smith (Executive Director, BGC of Middle Tennessee), Kyle Vanden Bosch, Dixie Carter (President, TNA Wrestling) and Marcus Lillard (Director, Andrew Jackson Boys & Girls Club).
Vanden Bosch, whose charitable foundation, the KVB S.A.C.K. Foundation, supports local children's charities in Middle Tennessee, discussed his plans to bring the first media center of its kind to Middle Tennessee in an effort to provide kids from the Nashville area with unique technological skills that will make them competitive for jobs in various fields.
"I am very honored to be working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee on this unique project," said Vanden Bosch, who is in his eighth NFL season and his fourth with the undefeated Titans. "This is not a media center like you may have at home, but one that will give kids here in Nashville experience with state-of-the-art computer and recording equipment that they can't get elsewhere."
The media center, which Vanden Bosch hopes to bring to all seven of the Boys & Girls Club centers in Middle Tennessee over the next few years, will not only give young people the opportunity for artistic expression, but will also provide them with training on industry standard equipment and software in the areas of television, radio, voice recording and graphic design.
To fund the first such media center at the Andrew Jackson Boys & Girls Club on 16th Avenue North near downtown Nashville, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling will host a special fundraiser for the KVB SACK Foundation on Mon., Nov. 17 (the night of Vanden Bosch's 30th birthday) at The Wildhorse Saloon.
The live pro wrestling event, entitled the "KVB Birthday Brawl," will feature the superstars of TNA joining forces with Titans stars like Vanden Bosch, Albert Haynesworth, Keith Bulluck and Cortland Finnegan.
Vanden Bosch's KVB S.A.C.K. Foundation has pledged up to $50,000 to build the center, with plans to begin construction within the next few months.