Titans’ Kevin Byard to Serve as United Way of Greater Nashville Official Spokesperson
Byard Using His Platform to Support Youth Success, 2020 Stuff the Bus
July 1, 2020, NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Today, United Way of Greater Nashville announced Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard as their official spokesperson.
Byard’s first priority in his new role is to encourage anyone who is able to participate in the virtual 2020 Stuff the Bus school supply drive.
“I’m honored and excited to team up with United Way of Greater Nashville,” Byard said. “We both share a passion for impacting those in need in our community and striving to give everyone the resources needed to be successful. I’m looking forward to building our community and launching our work together with Stuff the Bus.”
Here’s how individuals, groups and workplaces can contribute now through July 10:
- Run a drive. Visit roonga.com/uwgnstuffthebus2020 to set up a team for your workplace or group. Create a team profile, set a goal for your supply drive and share your personalized team link with your colleagues and friends to start collecting.
- Support students by purchasing supply kits or individual items directly from our online store. We’ll make sure the items get delivered to local elementary school students in need.
- For those who prefer not to run a drive or purchase supplies directly, individuals can make a credit card donation in any amount which will be used to buy more supplies.
“We’re incredibly lucky to have Kevin on our team,” said Brian Hassett, United Way of Greater Nashville’s president and CEO. “United Way has partnered with the Tennessee Titans for more than 20 years. Our partnership is so strong because of our shared interest in increasing public awareness about the issues facing our community, and how we can work together to better serve our neighbors.”
Byard began The Byard Family Legacy Fund in 2019 because he wanted to make a difference in the lives of his neighbors. Through free annual football camps, Thanksgiving food distribution and the Grace Grant, Byard says the purpose of his foundation is to provide our community with hope for a better tomorrow. In 2019, Byard teamed up with Academy Sports to provide brand new shoes and coats for the children of The Boys and Girls club in Smyrna, Tenn.
To learn more about Stuff the Bus, visit unitedwaygreaternashville.org/stuffthebus. To learn more about The Byard Family Legacy Fund, visit byardfamilylegacy.org.
About United Way of Greater Nashville
At United Way, we unite the community and mobilize resources so that every child, individual and family thrives. Together, we are working to create a community where every child receives a quality education, no one lives in poverty or poor health, and the most basic needs of our families are met. We are uniquely positioned to the lead this fight by bringing individuals, businesses, nonprofits and government to the table to have the tough conversations, mobilize the resources and make the smart investments that will create lasting solutions for our region’s most pressing issues. For more information, visit unitedwaynashville.org and follow us on social media @UWNashville.
About Kevin Byard
The Titans selected Kevin Byard with the first pick of the third round in the 2016 NFL Draft, and he is now considered one of the top safeties in the NFL. Following his second season, during which he tied for the NFL lead in interceptions (eight) and led the NFL in total takeaways (10), he was named first-team Associated Press All-Pro and earned his first Pro Bowl berth. The 5-foot-11-inch, 212-pound defender has a reputation as a sideline-to-sideline, ball-hawking safety who plays with tremendous intelligence and effort. The Middle Tennessee State product made an immediate impact as a rookie in 2016 by finishing fifth on the team with 63 tackles and ranking second on the squad with 10 special teams tackles.