#60 Charity Challenge
Tennessee Titans football center Ben Jones and wife Alex want to make giving to Middle Tennessee nonprofits a snap this football season.
Through The Jones Mission and its #60 Charity Challenge, the philanthropic couple has pledged to give $10,000 - each month during the NFL season - to a designated area nonprofit.
Ben and Alex also are encouraging as many friends and Titans fans to pitch in with hopes of providing additional funding to each of the benefiting organizations.
It’s one of many efforts they have worked together on to help give at-risk youth a chance to succeed at life.
The Jones Mission, established by Ben and Alex Jones in 2017 at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, supports at-risk youth by providing grant funding, educational opportunities and additional resources to area nonprofits working to enhance the lives of children in Middle Tennessee and beyond.
OCTOBER NONPROFIT SPOTLIGHT
Founded in 2005 in Atlanta, Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research has awarded more than $22 million in childhood cancer research grants to 406 projects worldwide. In addition, Rally Foundation was instrumental in securing more than $29 million in federal funding for childhood cancer research.
Ben has participated for the past five years in Rally Nashville’s Rally On the Runway, a fashion show featuring Rally Kids, children who are fighting or have fought cancer, as models. These Rally Kids are escorted by Tennessee Titans football players. He says, “We have been working with Rally Foundation for the past five years, and the kids I have been able to meet and interact with have truly impacted my life, and are an inspiration. After having children of my own, I can’t imagine one of them having to experience the trials these kids with cancer face daily. Alex and I have chosen Rally Foundation for our October beneficiary because we want to see a time when there are cures for pediatric cancers, so that children no longer have to endure what these kids have fought and continue to fight through.”
To learn more about Rally Foundation and childhood cancer, to get involved, or to donate, please visit RallyFoundation.org or @RallyFoundation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.