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  • 2010 Tennessee Titans Community All-Stars

    TITANS GAMEDAY 2010 10 titansonline.com

    Rob Bironas founded The Rob Bironas Fund in the fall of 2008 to facilitate the engagement of Nashville’s youth in music; to encourage their creative spirit in musical arts and ultimately pro- vide the chance for students to excel in their edu- cational journey. Bironas will host a major event in June during the Country Music Association’s Music Fest. In addition, Bironas currently serves as a member of the Nashville Symphony’s Board of Directors and made a $20,000 gift to the Sym- phony to help launch the Music Mobile project that will equip a retrofi tted tour bus to bring musi-

    cal instrument experiences to schoolchildren and underserved populations throughout the Middle Tennessee region. Bironas has also launched his new website www.RobBironas.com featuring information about his charity, and an online store whose merchandise sold benefi ts his fund. Bironas has been named a Community All-Star in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

    Ahmard Hall spent four years in the U.S. Ma- rines Corp, serving in Kosovo and Afghanistan before enrolling at the University of Texas. For that reason, Hall has a heart for the military. In addition, Hall was selected as the team’s spokesperson for the NFL’s PLAY 60 program to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce childhood obesity. He represented the Titans at the NFL Super School assembly, stressing the impor- tance of physical activity, delivering a $10,000 fi tness grant to the school on behalf of the NFL. Hall has been instrumental in Titans visiting

    Nashville’s Veteran’s Hospital during the week of Veterans Day to thank the men and women there for their service. He is a fi xture on “Fort Campbell Day” during Titans Caravan as well as various events hosted by the Army’s 160th special operations helicopter regiment (known as the Night Stalkers). He has participated in Public Service Announcements on behalf of The Fisher House, a residential facility where military veterans receive free lodging when they travel more than 50 miles to receive treatment at Veteran’s Hospitals and the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots game-day charity drive. This is Hall’s fi rst year being named a Titans Community All-Star.

    Michael Roos created the Michael Roos Foundation in 2006 to offer encouragement, comfort and resources to children enduring pro- found emotional, physical, mental or fi nancial distress and provide opportunities for enhancing overall wellness, education and quality of their life. Since its inception, The Michael Roos Foun- dation has raised funds to support many deserv- ing organizations. He hosts an annual Fish and Chip Tournament in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where he invites various NFL teammates and patrons to participate in a three day event to include a bass

    fi shing tournament and golf tournament to benefi t The Children’s Village, an

    organization that serves abused, neglected, homeless children; The Susan Gray School at Vanderbilt University that focuses on children with disabilities and Eastern Washington University Football Program, his alma mater.

    In addition, Roos hosts an annual dinner to assist with fundraising for the Eastern Washington University athletic fund and he and his wife Katherine personally gave $500,000 this past May to the university to assist with the cost of replacing the grass surface to an artifi cial turf at EWU’s football sta- dium, making national news as it was renamed Roos Field.

    This is Roos’ fi rst year being named a Titans Community All-Star. For more information visit www.michaelroos.org.

    Stephen Tulloch founded The Stephen Tulloch Foundation in 2009 to provide underprivileged children with the essentials to build self esteem and to be able to achieve their goals and unlock their potential. Tulloch hosts an annual fundrais- ing weekend in Miami to include youth football camps and bowling events to raise money for his foundation. Over the past two years Tulloch ad- opted Brick Church Middle School and regularly makes visits to the school to promote the impor- tance of staying in school, getting a good educa- tion and the PLAY 60 program. His foundation

    has sponsored free dental examinations for students. Tulloch also donated football equipment and uniforms to Richmond Perrine Optimist Club in Miami Florida. He recently hosted his second Thanksgiving dinner for 300 people/ families from Backfi eld in Motion in Nashville at Second Harvest Food Bank and will once again donate blankets, comforters and outerwear to different shelters throughout the Nashville area this holiday season. Tulloch has been named a Community All-Star in 2009 and 2010. For more information, visit www.tulloch55.com.

    Vince Young and his mother, Felicia, founded The Vincent Young Foundation.

    Young was inspired to start the foundation because of his own experience overcoming life’s challenges while growing up in Houston. Young hosts annual youth football camps in Nashville, Houston and Austin that focus on football fun- damentals and life skills. In addition, he held an annual free, city-wide community day in his hometown of Houston benefi ting over 5,000 par- ticipants to include a celebrity basketball game, health fair, kid’s carnival and golf scramble for

    kids to benefi t his foundation. He also has a mentoring program where he hosted outings to Titans games, outdoor projects, movie nights and group discussions to encourage and inspire youth at Centerstone non-profi t agency. In addition, Young provides annual scholarships to athletes from his alma mater and he partnered with Reebok on a fl ood recovery and rebuilding effort for those impacted by the May Flood. Young has been named a Commu- nity All-Star in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. For more information visit www. thevincentyoungfoundation.org.

    ROB BIRONAS

    AHMARD HALL

    MICHAEL ROOS

    STEPHEN TULLOCH

    VINCE YOUNG

    he 2010 Titans Community All-Stars were nominated for the Titans Community Man of the Year Award, which was won by Cortland Finnegan. The Titans are fortunate to have a long list of active community leaders on the team and these men earned recognition for

    their signifi cant community service contributions. The 2010 Titans Community All-Stars are Rob Bironas, Ahmard Hall, Michael Roos, Ste- phen Tulloch and Vince Young. Capsule summaries of these Community All-Stars follow:

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