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More than 1,500 Attend Mayor’s Field Day at LP Field

5/4/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Karl Dean with the Tennessee Titans today joined more than 1,500 participants at the Second Annual Mayor’s Field Day, a free, citywide initiative to help people be active in a fun way. Mayor’s Field Day included appearances by several Titans, including starting center Fernando Velasco, wide receiver Michael Preston, defensive end Scott Solomon, running back Collin Mooney and linebacker Thaddeus Gibson. 

The event featured a zip line, inflatable obstacle course, a Mars Petcare dog obstacle course (adoptable dogs from Metro Animal Care and Control were on-site) and educational fitness fair, as well as on-field games such as the Mapco Team Trolley, Bridgestone Tire Roll, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Tennis Ball Relay, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s Three-Legged Race and Kroger Football Toss.

“A community Field Day continues my commitment to improve the lives of Nashville’s residents, particularly our youth, by encouraging people to be physically active in fun ways,” Dean said. “I am proud of all the participants and am thankful for the community partners who helped make this day possible.”

New this year was a School Challenge to see which Nashville elementary, middle and high school could get the largest percentage of their student population to pre-register for Mayor’s Field Day. 

First-place schools Drexel Preparatory, Goodlettsville Middle and Middle College at Nashville State won a special tour of the Titans locker room. Second-place schools Lockeland Elementary, Donelson Middle and East Nashville Magnet got special recognition on the Jumbotron during Mayor’s Field Day. And third-place schools Old Center Elementary, Haynes Middle and Maplewood High received Mayor’s Field Day posters autographed by Mayor Dean and Titans players.

Mayor’s Field Day builds on the momentum of other community health initiatives, including Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor and the Mayor’s Challenge 5K Walk/Run.

Mayor’s Field Day was made possible by the support of several community partners, including the Tennessee Titans, St. Thomas Health, United Healthcare, Coca-Cola, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Kroger, Mapco, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, Mars Petcare, Bridgestone, Barge Waggoner, Walgreens, Metro Parks, Metro Public Health Department, ActiveNow, Adventureworks, Hands On Nashville, NashVitality and the Nashville Sports Council.