Every Tuesday during the football season 49ers players participate in community activities to demonstrate respect for our community, schools and families. Community Tuesdays are designed to raise awareness of the charitable activities of 49ers players while highlighting the services and support provided by non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. These activities range from school and hospital visits to neighborhood beautification projects and holiday giving.
Hometown Huddle is a partnership between all 32 NFL teams and the United Way. Each year, all 32 teams work with a local United Way agency on a select day to participate in a community service project. Past 49ers Hometown Huddles activities have included 49ers players painting over graffiti in San Francisco’s historic Chinatown district, refurbishing the ropes course area at Camp Arroyo, installing playground equipment at local parks and beautifying Bay Area schools.
For the fourth year, the 49ers are offering the Red and Gold community program. This opportunity is open to organizations that provide positive alternatives for at-risk youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. Non-profit organizations apply to receive up to 40 free tickets for their organization to attend a 49ers preseason or regular season home game. Click Here for more information.
The Bayview/Hunters Point YMCA is supported by the entire 49ers organization from the top down. Ownership, players, alumni, coaches and staff frequently visit the center, donate tickets to the youth and financially support the YMCA’s programs. In 2003 the 49ers Foundation pledged $250,000 over a five-year period to assist with the overall renovation of their newly acquired facility on Lane Street.
The establishment of the new Bayview/Hunter’s Point Boys & Girls Club on Hunter’s Point Hill is a true city-wide partnership that involved branches of government including the Mayor’s Office, the City Attorney, the San Francisco Police Department, and both San Francisco sports franchises, the 49ers and the Giants. The new facility has significantly expanded recreational opportunities for youth in one of the most underserved neighborhood in the Bay Area. In 2012, the 49ers completed the $1.25 million gift to the YMCA.
Throughout the regular season, the Club requests fans and game attendees to make generous contributions of items such as clothing, food, toys, books and cell phones. These game-day collection drives benefit deserving charitable organizations in the Bay Area such as Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo, San Francisco Food Bank, Operation Dream, Silicon Valley Boys & Girl Club, One Warm Coat and Children’s Book Project.
Throughout the regular season the 49ers hold four community related half time shows. Two of these, Latino Heritage Day and Asian-American Pacific Islander Day, celebrate the diverse culture of the Bay Area, while others promote youth football and raise awareness on social issues such as issue of domestic violence.
For more information about the 49ers activities in the community, please contact the San Francisco 49ers Community Relations Department at 408.562.4949.