Legend Towels Fundraiser for Second Harvest

Support Second Harvest Food Bank from Oct. 1 – Nov. 5 by donating and receiving the 28th annual Legends Towel, featuring the late Coach Majors.

This football season, starting Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, support Second Harvest Food Bank by donating and receiving the 28th annual Legends (previously known as the Tim Kerin Memorial) Towel. Donate and receive the orange and white Legends Towel, featuring the late Coach Majors, online at secondharvestetn.org/legends. Use the Legends Towel to cheer for the Vols from Neyland Stadium or your living room!

With a $7 donation, one towel ships to your home. With a $7 donation made online, each UT Legends Towel provides 21 meals to East Tennesseans facing food insecurity. Towels are available online from Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, through Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Second Harvest is serving more people than ever before.

“Second Harvest is grateful to the University of Tennessee and its fans for supporting our efforts in fighting hunger and for this outstanding fundraiser in memory of Tim Kerin and Johnny Majors,” says Elaine Streno, Executive Director. “Because of the pandemic, many East Tennesseans and their families are experiencing hunger for the first time. Second Harvest aims to serve everyone in need of food assistance.”

Tim Kerin greatly impacted the University of Tennessee and the Knoxville community. Kerin came to the University in 1976 as Head Athletic Trainer. Honored as Trainer of the Year by the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society in 1992, and was elected posthumously into the National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame in 1993.

Zibbie Kerin, Tim Kerin’s wife, said, “Tim Kerin was an amazingly caring and helping person, and I know he would be thrilled and proud to have his name attached to this annual food drive, which feeds so many hungry children and adults in his beloved adopted state, Tennessee.”

Coach Majors, a standout halfback at the University of Tennessee, was an All-American in 1956 and a two-time winner of the SEC Most Valuable Player award. He served as the head coach at the University of Tennessee from 1977-1992. As head coach at the University of Tennessee, he had three conference championships, 12 bowl appearances and was a 1987 inductee of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.

Coach Majors’ brother, Bobby Majors, said, “My brother John always tried to help people, and he would do anything to help with an organization tied to Tim. He thought so highly of Tim, and John would be very excited. God bless.”

Second Harvest extends sincere thanks to the University of Tennessee, McAlister’s Deli, and the Kerin and Majors families for supporting the 28th annual Legends Towel Drive.

Towels also available at the Second Harvest warehouse for a $5 donation.

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