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Gov. Haslam, Titans and TN State Parks to Celebrate Success of the NFL Play60 Campaign at LP Field on Friday

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | 10:43am
NFL Play60 Campaign Encourages Young People to Lead Healthy Lifestyles
 
Nashville – The Tennessee Titans and Tennessee State Parks will join Gov. Bill Haslam for a visit to LP Field on Friday, March 30, at 2:15 p.m., in recognition of the NFL Play60 campaign and its success in promoting healthy lifestyles among Tennessee’s youth. 
 
Tennessee is the first state park system to participate in the NFL Play60 campaign, which features outreach into local schools and communities to engage children with messages and activities that promote outdoor experiences, the natural world, healthy lifestyles and fun.
 
This spring, Tennessee State Parks and the Tennessee Titans have partnered in a number of unique ways as part of an NFL Play60 joint effort, encouraging kids to stay active, eat healthy and become more physically fit – all while enjoying one of Tennessee’s great 53 state parks.  A highlight of the local NFL Play60 project includes 30 school visits planned throughout the state, pairing T-Rac, the Tennessee Titans award-winning mascot, with Ramble the Raccoon, Tennessee State Parks’ own beloved mascot. 
 
“The NFL Play60 campaign promotes healthy living with an encouraging message,” Gov. Haslam said.    “We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated NFL franchise in the state, and I appreciate the Titans’ ongoing commitment to our children and to our communities.”
 
Support for Tennessee State Parks’ ongoing efforts to encourage healthy lifestyles among the state’s youth is due, in part, to a Project Diabetes grant awarded by the Tennessee Department of Health.  The grant addresses childhood obesity, sedentary lifestyles, and poor health indicators through a variety of statewide programs.  
 
Media are invited to attend a photo opportunity and gathering of several key partners in the Tennessee Titans’ NFL Play60 campaign.  Details about the upcoming photo opportunity follow: 
 
WHO:             
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam
Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President Don MacLachlan
Titans Wide Receiver / Returner Marc Mariani
Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau
Department of Health Commissioner Dr. John Dreyzehner
Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill
Titans Mascot T-RAC
Tennessee State Parks’ Ramble the Raccoon
Interpretive Specialist Alisha Weber and the Natchez Trace State Park Outdoor Classroom
Area School Children
 
WHAT:
Photo opportunity and brief remarks featuring Gov. Bill Haslam, the Tennessee Titans and Tennessee State Parks to celebrate the ongoing success of the NFL Play60 campaign.  
 
WHEN:           
Friday, March 30, at 2:15 p.m. CT
 
WHERE:
LP Field’s West Side Club Level (enter through the club/suite level; event will be held indoors)
One Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213
 
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