Titans to Host Stadium Drive Sept. 3 Benefiting YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter

“The Tennessee Titans are proud to be a philanthropic leader in the community and it’s our goal to make a difference in the lives of our fans. We have several special events, programs and player appearances that we make throughout the year that enrich the lives of others.”

In July the Tennessee Titans invited youth from four local non-profit organizations to participate in the Gatorade Junior Training Camp. The camp’s focus was to promote physical fitness and the proper nutrition in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. The youth participated in various football related activities at the Titans Practice Facility, Baptist Sports Park.

Titans to Host Stadium Drive Sept. 3 Benefiting YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter

The Tennessee Titans will again team up with the Nashville YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Shelter to host a stadium drive for the “YWCA Women’s Underwear Drive” at LP Field during their final preseason game on Thursday, September 3 against Green Bay.

The YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Shelter needs new women’s undergarments for their shelter residents. Titans fans attending the game are asked to bring women’s undergarments that include:

• NEW Women’s Underwear, Bras and Socks (all sizes)

The collection of women’s underwear, bras and socks will take place from 5 p.m. until the end of the first quarter. The YWCA will have volunteers stationed at the seven charity drop sites around LP Field to collect donations.

This is the second drive the Titans have hosted for the YWCA. In 2008, Titans fans collected undergarments for children to meet the needs of the youth at the shelter. This season, the need is women’s undergarments for residents.

In the 2009, the YWCA provided shelter, safety and counseling to 450 women and children. The YWCA helps families leave abusive households and start new lives. The YWCA exists to educate, encourage and break down those barriers that perpetuate racism, violence and hopelessness.

The Tennessee Titans have developed a relationship with the YWCA over the last several years through various events, appearances and efforts by the Titans Women’s Association. Titans players and wives have held various events to benefit the YWCA. In addition, the Titans Women’s Association hosted the women and children from the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter for a special dinner event.

This drive will mark the second stadium drive by the Titans during the 2009 season. Titans fans have continually shown why they are the best in the NFL by participating in donation drives to help fellow Tennesseans who are less fortunate.

For more information about the YWCA, or if you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, call please the YWCA at 615-242-1199 or 1-800-334-4628.

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