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Mariota visit leaves DCHS $11.5K richer
Jacob Dodd photo--When Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota visited DeKalb County High School, he donated $5,000 to the football program and the NFL matched it.
Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota’s recent tour of four area high schools went off without a hitch, as the NFL starter covered topics about growing up, winning football games and the importance of a good education.Mariota was in DeKalb County due to his partnership with Saint Thomas Health, speaking in Woodbury, McMinnville and Sparta as well.Advice wasn’t the only thing Mariota left while visiting DeKalb County High School on Tuesday, July 25 .“He donated $5,000 and the NFL matched it,” said DCHS Principal Randy Jennings. “Saint Thomas also donated $1.500 to the school.”Jennings said the school was thrilled to receive the donation, with $10,000 earmarked for the football program and $1,500 to the school’s general fund the school is making good use of the windfall.“We need some new pads and other updates to help our kids,” said Jennings. “We’re looking at a pole-type camera to take some aerial shots at practice.