On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Tennessee Titans and The Daily Alliance will award $10,000 to Freedom Middle School in Franklin as part of the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 Hometown Grant.
Titans players, along with mascot T-Rac and Titans cheerleaders, will play games with students that promote healthy eating and sustainable activity and participate in the check presentation. Freedom Middle School is located at 750 New Hwy. 96 West in Franklin.
The NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 - Tennessee Titans Hometown Grant program focuses on priority school districts in the 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.
Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60), the nation’s largest in-school wellness program, which is a partnership between the National Football League (NFL) and the National Dairy Council (NDC), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dairy Farmers fund the program and provide schools access to grants to make sustainable changes, as well as The Dairy Alliance here locally.
FUTP60 empowers students to live active and healthy lifestyles by playing or exercising for at least 60 minutes each day and fueling up with healthy foods such as low-fat and fat-free dairy. The program is designed to combat childhood obesity and promote lifelong health.