Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tennessee Titans Go to Bat for Mercy Ministries

On Saturday June 28, Mercy Ministries’ residents joined fans at Greer Stadium in Nashville for the chance to watch their favorite Tennessee Titans battle it out in the eighth annual “Jeff Fisher & Friends” Charity Softball Game. Included in the crowd of 5,000 Titans fans were the girls and staff from the Nashville home.

The softball game featured present and former members of the Tennessee Titans competing against each other, while raising funds to help the Nashville community. Proceeds from the game benefited Mercy Ministries, as well as several other local charities.

The Mercy Ministries girls had such a great time cheering on their favorite Titans, including head coach Jeff Fisher, as well as Vince Young, Chris Hope, Bo Scaife, Calvin Lowry, Cortland Finnegan, Craig Hentrich, Kevin Mawae, Ken Amato, Kerry Collins, Casey Cramer, David Thornton, Jason Jones, Ingle Martin, Benji Olson, Nick Harper, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Justin Gage, Jevon Kearse, Ahmad Hall, Rob Bironas, Reynaldo Hill and Stephen Tulloch. They were joined by former Titans Frank Wycheck, Brad Hopkins, Chris Sanders, Kevin Dyson and Marcus Robertson, who is also an assistant coach to the Titans.

“These players started their vacation yesterday and felt like this was an important event to come out and participate in tonight,” said Fisher.

For the first time in the history of the event, Fisher’s blue team was defeated by coach Alan Lowry’s white team by a score of 14-12 after 10 innings.

Following the game, Coach Fisher named Chris Sanders, former Titans wide receiver, as the game’s MVP, as well as Rob Bironas as the player least likely to be named “player of the game”. The evening was brought to a close with a phenomenal display of fireworks for the grand finale.