George Wilson, Titans Caravan in Paducah Tonight
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The Tennessee Titans Caravan is underway and their stop in Paducah is scheduled to include hometown hero George Wilson. Wilson recently signed with the Titans after eight successful years with the Buffalo Bills.
The Titans Caravan will be in Paducah tonight at 5:30 pm at Shoe Carnival on James Sanders Boulevard. The caravan stop is open to the general public.
The team's regional series of school visits and free, public autograph signings includes 44 total stops in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama from April 29 through May 10. Fans can meet players, mascot T-Rac and the "Voice of the Titans", Mike Keith. Posters are provided at no cost to all Caravan attendees for autographs, and photos are encouraged. Public stops generally last one hour. A different player or players, appear on the Caravan each day. The players participating in other stops have not yet been announced.
In addition to the public gatherings, the Titans will perform 22 school programs throughout the region that are expected to reach approximately 12,000 students. The program is based on the NFL's Play 60 initiative, which encourages youth to get at least 60 minutes of active play each day.
The school program delivers a high-energy, educational message from eight-time Pro Bowl Titans mascot T-Rac, host Rhett Bryan and representatives from Tennessee State Parks. A Titans player also typically appears. In addition to the Play 60 elements, audience members receive a message about making good choices in all parts of their lives. They also get up-close looks at Tennessee wildlife in the care of Tennessee State Parks, as well as information on nearby state parks.
Titans Caravan began in 1998 as a small effort to spread goodwill through the region. Today, seven full-time staffers travel with Titans players and T-Rac through the Mid-South on a specially-decorated motor coach provided by Grand Avenue. Since 1998, the Caravan has made over 750 stops, visited more than 300 schools and allowed the team to interact directly with an estimated audience well in excess of 120,000 fans.