Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk will be named Tennessean of the Year on Saturday night for her contributions to the city Nashville.
After helping to bring the 2019 NFL Draft to Nashville and donating six figures to a pair of local charities, Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk will be given the Tennessean of the Year award.
The Titans owner will receive the honor during the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday night. What makes this award even more special is that it isn’t given every year, so it has to be earned.
“When it was announced, I was so pleasantly surprised,” Strunk said, according to Jim Wyatt of Titans Online. “I feel so honored to have this award, and I’m just very thankful that the folks that award it thought I should get it. … I was totally blown away and very excited and very humbled and honored.”
This year’s draft in Nashville made history, as the event brought in a record-smashing 600,000 people, surpassing the previous mark held by the city of Philadelphia, which hosted 250,000 people.
On top of that feat, Strunk also donated $100,000 to two Nashville charities that help combat hunger.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke about Strunk’s efforts to bring the NFL Draft to Nashville.
“To Amy, thank you, because we wouldn’t be here without you. Your leadership with the Titans, but also the respect you have in the NFL is something that brought us to Nashville as well as this great city. So thank you.”
The NHL’s Nashville Predators were the last recipients of the award in 2018, however it wasn’t given out in 2017. Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning took home the honors in 2016.