The United Way of Greater Nashville 2020 Stuff the Bus Campaign was a massive success this summer. The campaign boasted an impressive list of accomplishments. United Way of Greater Nashville gathered 171,862 school supplies. Those supplies were issued to 10,500 students across six school districts. There were 41 teams consisting of 1,313 donors who were able to accomplish this feat, with immense generosity. The event was held virtually this year but was a hit regardless.
The Tennessee Titans were sponsors of the event along with Piedmont Natural Gas. There was one player that was particularly helpful in pushing this cause. Titans safety Kevin Byard became the official spokesperson of the United Way of Greater Nashville on July 1, 2020. His first initiative was to encourage anyone who is capable to participate. When asked about the campaign, Byard had a lot to say.
“I’m honored and excited to team up with United Way of Greater Nashville. 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.”
Kevin Byard was a third-round pick in 2016 and has developed into a star for the Titans. In 2017, Byard was named as an All-Pro safety after leading the NFL with eight interceptions. Since then, he has been one of the most consistently productive players for a stout Titans defense. As a homegrown talent from Middle Tennessee State, Kevin Byard has joined the United Way team to help the greater Nashville area off the field.
Prior to his efforts with United Way, Kevin Byard was active in his community on his own, as well as with the Titans. In May of 2019, Byard started the “Kevin Byard Football Camp,” which he plans to hold each year (with the exception of the pandemic). The camp brought in over 200 youth football players and was completely free. During his tenure with the Tennessee Titans, Byard has joined causes for UnitedHealthcare and Academy Sports for the children of The Boys and Girls Club in Smyrna, Tennessee. He also joined the Titans efforts to help clean-up after the tornado in March and started The Byard Family Legacy Fund to provide the community with hope.