Tennessee Titans Spotlight

The Tennessee Titans works with its local community to improve the quality of life for those in the community.  

Community Initiatives

Titan Tuesday-Every Tuesday, Titans players make special appearances throughout the community at local schools and Saint Thomas hospitals. Players visit and cheer up hospital patients in Davidson and Rutherford counties, where many are season ticket holders! For older patients who live in nursing homes, Titans players visit a local 40-bed JCAHO-accredited nursing home in Hickman County. School visits include local elementary and middle schools, where players promote the NFL’s PLAY 60 and Fuel Up to PLAY 60 campaigns
Youth Football Outreach-The Titans are committed to the development, health, and safety of all youth, high school, and amateur football players in their local communities. The Titans host dozens of events that contribute to the game of football and its players each year, the full list of which can be found via their website
Spelling Bee-The Titans became the first pro organization to sponsor a spelling bee in 2016; they host 51 counties, and hundreds of schools in Middle and West Tennessee each year at Nissan Stadium. The Tennessee Titans Regional Spelling Bee is open and free to the public, seeing the top two spellers earning an all-expense paid trip to represent the state of Tennessee in the national competition held in Washington, D.C.
Girls Flag Football-The Titans and the Williamson County Sports Conference partnered to form the first-ever interscholastic girls flag football league in the state of Tennessee. This league will be available to female high school students in Williamson County’s nine public schools starting in 2022. The season consists of six weeks and eight games, with the championship taking place at Nissan Stadium. The Titans organization shows a true commitment to the development of the game of football by including women in the great sport loved by many.

Player Foundations & Their Mission

Head Coach Mike Vrabel – 2nd & 7 Foundation
The mission of the 2nd & 7 Foundation is to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward.
Kevin Byard – The Byard Family Legacy Fund Inc.
The Byard Family Legacy Fund Inc. has a purpose to provide individuals in need with opportunities that maximize their literacy, education, and emotional well-being. The foundation provides these individuals with provisions, mentorship, and necessary resources in an effort to provide hope for a new beginning.
Derrick Henry – Two All Foundation
The Two All Foundation exists to level the playing field for today’s youth so that their future success is not limited by the circumstances of their upbringing, background, disability, or influence. They are dedicated to being a resource that impacts communities and equips young people to reach their full potential by instilling strong core values in their lives and providing support TWO ALL adolescents in need.
Ben Jones – The Jones Mission
The Jones Mission provides at-risk youth with opportunities they might otherwise not have through grants, additional resources, and educational opportunities.
“Camp 59” the Tim Shaw Youth Football Camp
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, special teams coach Craig Aukerman, general manager Jon Robinson and the full Titans coaching staff led the camp, hosted at the team’s Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park indoor practice facility. “Camp 59” welcomed more than 120 kids from Middle Tennessee for skills and drills, agility, offensive and defensive stations led by Titans coaches, the 2022 Rookie Class, and several veteran players. Campers participated in sessions on throwing mechanics, footwork, tackling, run and drive blocking, cone and ladder drills and more. This camp marked the first of many community events the 2022 Titans Rookie Class will participate in. This event is a wonderful opportunity for the community and youth players from the Middle Tennessee area, but what makes this camp special is the meaning behind it. The camp honors former linebacker, Tim Shaw, who played three seasons with the Titans from 2010-2012. In 2014, Shaw announced he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and has since dedicated his life to research and discovering a cure for the disease. In 2017, Shaw released a book “Blitz Your Life: Stories from an NFL and ALS Warrior.” Amazingly, in 2022, Tim was able to attend his own event and give campers a wonderful motivational speech.


Titans License Plate Program
The Tennessee State Legislature approved the issuance of official Tennessee Titans license plates for Tennessee motor vehicles in October 2003. Since that time, the specialty license plates have generated approximately $2 million for ten charities. The annual specialty plate fee funds the charitable donations, which are issued by the Titans Foundation.
Scoreboard Program
The Titans offer the opportunity to place custom messages on their scoreboard which will be displayed during halftime or the third quarter of Titans home games. The Titans encourage you to take this opportunity to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. After the game, you’ll receive a receipt directly from the Titans Foundation, confirming your contributions.
Donation & Appearance Requests
The Titans support fundraising efforts of hundreds of local charities through the donation of autographed items for auctions. Additionally, Titans players, cheerleaders, and TRAC (team mascot) make appearances for non-profit organizations, schools, and civic functions.
Titans Foundation Dinner & Annual Kick-off Luncheon
The Titans Foundation hosts annual events which have entertainment such as live music, live auctions, as well as meet and greets with players and coaches. These events give fans a fun experience filled with opportunities to get their hands on some rare items, and meet some of their favorite players/Titans personalities. The 2021 Luncheon raised $150,000 for the Titans Foundation, while this year’s Dinner raised $255,000. All proceeds go directly to the Foundation continuing its mission to serve the communities the Titans live, work, and play in.


Sadie Yarosh

Sadie Yarosh

Sports Philanthropy Network

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