This Saturday may be another record-breaking day for the Tennessee Titans. When our much-loved hometown team squares off against the Washington Redskins, their success on the field could result in a milestone donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee thanks to two local businessmen, Whit McCrary and Rob Lowe of Cushman & Wakefield. Twelve years ago, McCrary and Lowe combined their love for football with their passion for helping local youth into the Kick for Kids program. For every successful field goal, McCrary and Lowe donate $300 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. Fast-forward to this weekend, and the program is one field-goal away from a major milestone: when Ryan Succop’s next field goal sails through the uprights, the Kick for Kids program will cross the $100,000 mark in total donations given.
“Rob and I have always believed in giving back to the Nashville community,” said Whit McCrary. “In 2006, we created the Kick for Kids program to benefit Nashville’s youth via Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. Having worked with Boys & Girls Clubs over the past twenty years, they have proved to be great stewards of our contributions in developing Nashville’s children. Kick for Kids has been a fun and exciting way to invest in Nashville’s future.”
Succop has already converted 23 field goals this year resulting in $6,900 donated to benefit Club members.
In 2007, Tennessee Titans’ place kicker, Rob Bironas set an NFL record – which he continues to hold – for converting eight field goal attempts in a single game. That one game resulted in a $2,400 donation.
“Whit and Rob’s creativity and passion have given us another wonderful reason to cheer on our Tennessee Titans each week,” said Dan Jernigan, Chief Executive Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. “While we can measure their generosity in total contribution and kicks, the true impact is in the great futures they’ve created for thousands of young people over the years.”