Tennessee Titans serve Nashville's homeless ahead of Thanksgiving
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —
It's not Thanksgiving yet but the Tennessee Titans are already in the holiday spirit.
The team's head coach, general manager and about a dozen players shed their uniforms Tuesday night to serve the homeless under the Jefferson Street Bridge.
The Bridge Ministry serves dinner to as many as five hundred men, women and children every Tuesday night.
This night, organizers had some added muscle, members of the two-toned blue including Pro-Bowl defensive end Jurrell Casey.
"You get to put a smile on their face, that's what this is all about. put a smile on their face, see the joy in their heart and you get to come out here and do that. and like you say, you don't get to do it every tuesday so just getting to get out and do something like this in the community this time of year is definitely awesome," Casey said.
It's the fourth year for Titans under the bridge and kicker Ryan Succop has been here for them all.
"I think we all feel really blessed for the blessing that we do have. and obviously at thanksgiving you want to be able to be a blessing to others and help others and that's why we're here tonight," Succop said.
And the team did more than serve dinner. Head coach Mike Mularky and General Manager John Robinson also delivered a $25,000 check to help keep this ministry moving.
"God bless each and every one of you, happy holidays and Titan Up," Robinson said after delivering the check.
Each of the Titans who served the homeless Tuesday night volunteered, including starting quarterback Marcus Mariota.