Alright- I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for the Play60 program. There is something about athletes spending time with younger children helping them practice and encouraging their dreams. It just makes the heart melt. When the brilliantly edited commercials come on the television, I have to stop and watch to see what team is being represented.
The Tennessee Titans franchise has teamed up with numerous state parks this off season and will be helping the NFL with their Play60 program. Tennessee offers 53 parks throughout the state and the organization plans to make 30 school visits. This of course including visits from team members and the teams’ mascot, T-Rac.
T-Rac along with the park’s mascot, Ramble the Raccoon have combined to make an really catchy highlight reel for the series. This includes the two biking, out hiking, canoeing and fishing. It is a combination to keep kids healthy and active as well as involved with taking care of the outdoors.
The Titans and the Tennessee State Parks Representatives met today at LP Field to discuss some details of the many relationships they will have throughout the process. Titans’ tight end Jared Cook was also present for today’s meeting, as a representative for himself and his teammates.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam was in attendance to show his appreciation for the two parties combining and released this statement to Titansonline.com.
Bob Martineau, Environment and Conservation Commissioner, stated “I want to thank Governor Haslam, the Tennessee Titans and the Tennessee Department of Health for helping us educate communities and students on the importance of staying fit and healthy. The NFL Play60 campaign has been a great success for Tennessee and a perfect partnership for Tennessee State Parks and all they have to offer. We also appreciate the Titans’ own Jared Cook helping out with our celebration today.”
This is just another gold star that the Tennessee Titans can add to their already long list of things regarding community involvement.