On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Tennessee Titans and The Daily Alliance awarded $10,000 to Freedom Middle School in Franklin as part of the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 Hometown Grant. Titans players Ryan Succop, Dane Cruikshank, Tye Smith, and LeShaun Sims along with T-Rac and Titans cheerleaders spent time with students and promoted healthy and balanced living.
The educational event was a game show type setting where students learned about healthy eating and sustainable activities.
About the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60
The NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 – Tennessee Titans Hometown Grant program focuses on priority school districts in the Tennessee Titans market. Through the Hometown Grants program, deserving schools in the communities are identified to receive funding to help facilitate sustainable physical activity and healthy eating programs for students. Tuesday’s event at Freedom Middle was the first event in Williamson County this school year.
NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 is the largest in-school wellness program in partnership with the NFL and the National Dairy Council in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dairy farmers fund the program to provide schools access to grants to make sustainable changes.
In 2019, the program turned ten years old and since its inception has grown to encompass 73,000 schools across the country. Over the last ten years, Fuel Up to Play 60 has provided over $32,000,000 in grants nationally for students to make healthy changes in their schools. The program encourages students to have active lifestyles by exercising 60 minutes each day. The intent of the program is to combat childhood obesity and promote lifelong health.
Watch our video of the event below.