Academy Sports + Outdoors and the Tennessee Titans donate bikes, promote fitness at Inglewood Elementary

20161213_141829 At Inglewood Elementary, Academy Sports + Outdoors and Tennessee Titans’ players, cheerleaders, and mascot donated bikes and helmets to 70 deserving students on Dec. 13 as part of Academy’s annual bike donation program.


"This is our fifteenth year holding bike donation events," said Rick Burleson, regional marketing specialist for Academy Sports + Outdoors. Burleson said the company increased its giving and wanted to give back to the community this year by more than doubling the number of bikes usually given.

"You think about the joy it brings to the kids," said Alison McArthur, Metro Schools Community Achieves coordinator, about the bike donations.

A school assembly featured a Fuel Up to Play 60 presentation with Titans' mascot T-RAC that promoted the importance of eating right and getting regular exercise.

Tennessee Titans players Ben Jones, Dennis Kelly and Harry Douglas spoke to students about focusing in school, having respect for yourself and others, and not being afraid to ask for help when you need it.

First and second grade students also participated in special fitness activity stations with Tennessee Titans players Kevin Byard, Brian Orakpo, and David Bass, who also joined in on the fun.

See highlights from the event below: