Tennessee Titans in the Community This week

By Stephanie Umek
Sen'Derrick Marks

Even though the 2012 NFL season has started, teams need to stay in tack with the communities that surround the team they play for. This week the Tennessee Titans will be back in Nashville to play the Detroit Lions.

The team will be hosting an LP PENCIL box school supply drive on Sunday September 23 before the kickoff to the game. The PENCIL Foundation offers Metro teachers to shop for school supplies, for FREE twice a year.

Items that the foundation is looking for include: Tissues, Paper Towels, Backpacks, Classroom Cleaning Supplies, Scissors, Notebook Paper, Primary Tablets, Construction Paper, and any kind of art Supplies.

The team has also come up with the idea of “Titans Tuesday” that kicked off last week. The team will make weekly scheduled visits to schools and hospitals to visit with the kids and spend time with them.

Last week the Titans’ defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks surprised not only the students but the faculty at Dupont Tyler Middle School. The campaign is part of the NFL’s Play 60 program that has been enforced for a few years now.

The Titans often win many awards for the simple fact of running community events such as these. The players enjoy doing them and the lives they touch are forever changed. The team has a few more outings coming up this fall. The Titans Foundation Coat Drive is October 28 when the team plays the Indianapolis Colts. Second Harvest Food Bank Drive is November 4 when they play the Chicago Bears and the  U.S. Marines Corps Reserves “Toys for Tots” Drive is December 2, against the Houston Texans.

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