About The Jones Mission
Ben Jones’ childhood adversity planted the seeds of a strong and still growing passion for helping kids in need. He strives daily to be a role model and show children experiencing hardship that anything is possible through hard work, determination, and prayer.
The Jones Mission provides at-risk youth with opportunities they might otherwise not have through grants, additional resources, and educational opportunities.
“My life has given me the opportunity to now lift up others and give children from all struggles of life a chance to fight another day. Please help me give back to the kids in our community and make a difference in as many lives as possible.” – Ben Jones, #60
The Jones Mission is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Ben Jones Awarded Walter Payton 'Man of the Year'
Ben Jones, with the Tennessee Titans since 2016, is the team’s Center and team captain. In December 2019, Jones was recognized for his community efforts – due in part to the success of his fundraising events – by receiving the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nomination on behalf of the Titans.
The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field. The award was established in 1970. It was renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton. Each team nominates one player who has had a significant positive impact on his community.
“It’s an honor to be nominated as the Titans’ Water Payton Man of the Year. It’s incredibly important to me to help kids in need and to show them that anything is possible through hard work, determination and prayer. I have been fortunate that my foundation has been able to impact the lives of kids in Nashville and Alabama.” – Ben Jones