Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota and Saint Thomas Health are partnering to visit four middle Tennessee high schools Tuesday, July 25. The entire community, are invited to be on hand for the events, which will feature a Q&A with Mariota. Saint Thomas Health is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.
Here is the event schedule:
White County High School in Sparta, Tenn. — 8:30 a.m.
DeKalb County High School in Smithville, Tenn. — 10 a.m.
Warren County High School in McMinnville, Tenn. — 11:45 a.m.
Cannon County High School in Woodbury, Tenn. — 1 p.m.
“This is the first time we’ve partnered with Marcus on a high school tour as part of our ongoing relationship,” said Andy Wachtel, CEO of Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta, Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville and Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. “We appreciate very much Marcus’ focus on the importance of physical activity, healthy eating and making healthy life choices. These are values that are very important both to him and to Saint Thomas Health.”
“We love working with Marcus, and this will be a great opportunity for youth and adults in these communities,” said Dale Humphrey, CEO of Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville. “We are especially glad to help Marcus carry the message of his Motiv8 Foundation to the middle Tennessee region.” Mariota established the Motiv8 Foundation during his rookie year in 2015 to promote and support a healthy mind and body among youth in Hawaii, Oregon and Tennessee.
Marcus Mariota and Saint Thomas Health began working together in 2015.