NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Tennessee Titans and Nissan are proud to support Wounded Warrior Project ® (WWP) during all home games at Nissan Stadium during the upcoming 2015 season.
During Sunday’s matchup with the St. Louis Rams, the Titans Foundation will make a $25,000 donation to honor those men and women who have valiantly served America. At each home contest during the regular season, a WWP recipient will be honored on the field for bravely serving our country, and a donation will be made in their name.
"It's Nissan's way of honoring the service of those who sacrifice so much for all of us, including their devoted family members,” said Fred Diaz, Senior Vice President, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations U.S., Nissan North America, Inc.
"The Titans are proud to support our nation's military veterans, and we are honored to host and recognize a deserving soldier at each Titans home game at Nissan Stadium in 2015," said Tennessee Titans Foundation President Kenneth Adams, IV. "It's a small way to honor the bravery and service of those soldiers who sacrifice so much for our country, and it is a privilege for us to have an association with Wounded Warrior Project."
In June 2015, Nissan announced that it is the official automotive partner of Wounded Warrior Project, building on an existing platform of support between the company and the well-known veterans' support organization.
Nissan's support of WWP includes a recent "Project Titan" adventure, in which two injured veterans piloted a custom-built Nissan Titan pickup on a 10-day adventure through the Alaskan wilderness. On Veterans' Day 2014, a short film aired on the History2 Channel, Hulu, XBOX Live and YouTube following their adventures.
The Titans and Nissan North America recently announced the formation of a 20-year, exclusive naming-rights partnership that rebrands Nashville's downtown stadium as Nissan Stadium*. One component of the partnership will be assisting charitable organizations throughout Middle Tennessee in an array of community outreach programs, and a centerpiece of this is the annual “Taste of Titans” charitable event, for which Nissan will serve as presenting sponsor and this year benefits WWP. During the course of a 20-year relationship, a total of more than $1 million resulting from these annual events is anticipated to be distributed to local non-profit organizations.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
About the Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans are one of 32 professional football teams in the National Football League (NFL). The franchise is based in Nashville, Tennessee and has won more than 400 regular season and postseason games, captured one AFC championship, nine division titles and clinched 21 playoff appearances in their history.
The organization began play as the Houston Oilers in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League, and joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. The franchise relocated to Tennessee in 1997 and opened a downtown Nashville stadium in 1999. Later that season, the team made its first appearance in the Super Bowl. For more information, please visit www.TitansOnline.com.
*subject to NFL approval