The Tennessee Titans will be playing for more than just a win on the field Sunday afternoon.
Tennessee Titans Honor Nashville First Responders
The team will also honor Nashville’s pride, strength, and winning-spirit by adding special decals to their helmets following the Christmas Day bombing.
The players are ready to “Titan Up” during their final regular-season game against the Houston Texans and represent their city.
Yesterday, CBS Sports praised the Tennessee Titans via Instagram by posting a short video of the new decals being placed on the team’s helmets. Following the Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville, the Titans are honoring the city’s first responders.
@cbssports captioned the video: “Awesome move by the @titans”
What the Decals Represent
The decals depict “615 Strong”, referring to the main area code for Nashville.
While the other numbers are white, the number six stands out in a light blue color, bringing awareness to the six first responders who cleared the area before the bomb went off. Following the explosion, these same officers selflessly ran towards danger to protect many innocent lives from being lost Christmas morning.
The First Responders
The Nashville Metro Police Officers being recognized are Brenna Hosey, Tyler Luellen, Michael Sipos, Amanda Topping, James Wells, and Sergeant Timothy Miller.
Tennessee Titans Are Helping to Support Their City
The Tennessee Titans tweeted the print-outs of the decal stickers with one being placed on a helmet.
The team is contributing to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation’s Music City relief fund, which is working to help local businesses, residents, and employees impacted by the bombing.
Players have also given their own donations. The concept is by Titans’ linebacker Will Compton. He started raising funds by offering forward $1,000 of his own money. Others are now helping to financially aid those suffering from the damage caused by the explosion.