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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Commissioner of Tailgating, Joe Cahn, is on a mission–a crusade of sorts, and on Oct. 23, Cahn will be in Nashville when the Tennessee Titans take on the Houston Texans on behalf of the Aluminum Association’s Can Crusade, a 17-city tour of NFL cities created to educate fans about why using aluminum cans during a tailgate is the smarter choice.  Nashville is the 7th stop of the nationwide tour. 

“The Can Crusade is the single most important tour that I       have ever been on. As the Commissioner of Tailgating, I have a responsibility to the fans to make sure that they are hosting both a fun and safe tailgate on game day,” said Cahn. “The Can Crusade will help me accomplish this goal. Simply put, aluminum cans are the smarter choice as they are portable, stackable, infinitely recyclable and safer.” 

Prior to the game, The Commissioner will spread the word about the benefits of aluminum cans, handing out Can Crusade t-shirts, hats, can handles and additional swag at his RV, which will be parked in the LP Stadium parking lot. He will also cook up some of his signature jambalaya. 

The Commissioner knows about tailgating as he is one of the nation’s most sought-after authorities. He has traveled more than 800,000 miles and attended more than 800 games during the past 15 years serving as The Commissioner of Tailgating. 

Fans are encouraged to interact with The Commissioner during the tour through Twitter (@Tailgating_com) and Facebook (Tailgating.com), and check in at his RV on Foursquare to win prizes.  A special QR code will be displayed on his RV at all tour stops that will link fans to a special video message from The Commissioner. For more information about the Can Crusade, visit www.cancrusade.com.

 Look for The Commissioner of Tailgating in a parking lot at an NFL game near you at these tour stops:

·       Thursday, September 8, Green Bay, Wis., Saints at Packers, 8:30 p.m. EST 

·       Sunday, September 11, Chicago, Ill., Falcons at Bears, 1 p.m. EST

·       Sunday, September 18, Foxborough, Mass., Chargers at Patriots, 4:15 p.m. EST

·       Sunday, October 2, Cleveland, Ohio, Titans at Browns, 1 p.m. EST

·       Sunday, October 9, Pittsburgh, Pa., Titans at Steelers, 1 p.m. EST 

·       Monday, October 17, East Rutherford, N.J., Dolphins at Jets, 8:30 p.m. EST 

·       Sunday, October 23, Nashville, Tenn., Texans at Titans, 1 p.m. EST 

·       Sunday, November 6, Washington, D.C., 49ers at Redskins, 1 p.m. EST 

·       Monday, November 7, Philadelphia, Pa., Bears at Eagles, 8:30 p.m. EST 

·       Thursday, November 17, Denver, Colo., Jets at Broncos, 8:20 p.m. EST 

·       Thursday, November 24, Detroit, Mich., Packers at Lions, 12:30 p.m. EST 

·       Sunday, December 4, Miami, Fla., Raiders at Dolphins, 1 p.m. EST 

·       Thursday, December 15, Atlanta, Ga., Jaguars at Falcons, 8:20 p.m. EST 

·       Monday, December 19, San Francisco, Calif., Steelers at 49ers, 8:30 p.m. EST 

·       Saturday, December 24, Dallas, Tex., Eagles at Cowboys, 4:15 p.m. EST 

·       Sunday, January 1, Houston, Tex., Titans at Texans, 1 p.m. EST

·       Super Bowl XLVI: Sunday, February 5, Indianapolis, Ind., 6:30 p.m. EST (TBD)

About the Aluminum Association:

The Aluminum Association based in Arlington, Virginia, works globally to aggressively promote aluminum as the most sustainable and recyclable automotive, packaging and construction material in today’s market. The Association represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of aluminum, aluminum recyclers and producers of fabricated products, as well as industry suppliers. Member companies operate more than 200 plants in the United States, with many conducting business worldwide.   


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