Veterans from Operation Freedom Paws Surprise George Kittle
Through Salute to Service, George Kittle has connected with veterans like Ramon and Mary from Operation Freedom Paws and used his platform to amplify their mission to empower veterans by creating lifesaving service dog teams, like Huey.
49ers Personnel Department Hosts Wisdom Wednesday Mentorship Program
Since 2020, the 49ers personnel department have hosted monthly mentorship sessions focused on alternative careers in sport, wellness, social injustices and leadership with youth from 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, presented by United Airlines.
49ers Personnel Host Wisdom Wednesday Mentorship Program
Since 2020, the 49ers personnel department have hosted monthly mentorship sessions focused on alternative careers in sport, nutrition/wellness, social injustices and leadership with youth from the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, presented by United Airlines.
49ers Welcome Military Veterans and Service Dogs for Practice Visit
To show the team's appreciation for our country's veterans, the 49ers and U.S. Bank welcomed 16 military veterans, service dogs and their families from the nonprofit Operation Freedom Paws to breakfast and a private practice visit before the team's Week 10 game vs. the Los Angeles Chargers.
John Lynch Foundation Hosts Annual Christmas Party at Levi's® Stadium
John Lynch and his family hosted their 26th annual Christmas party presented by United Airlines for the Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley and local military families for a holiday brunch, photos with Santa and to open gifts.
Arik Armstead Reads to Students in Style Courtesy of Zenni Eyewear
Arik Armstead visited a classroom of 2nd and 3rd grade students at Leataata Floyd Elementary School in Sacramento for a special storytime. Zenni, the Official Eyewear of the 49ers, provided glasses for the students to read in style.
49ers Surprise Community Partners with Super Bowl Tickets
Throughout the 2021 season, the 49ers surprised members from various nonprofits including 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Dream Corps and Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley with Super Bowl LVI tickets to thank them for their hard work and dedication in advancing social justice to Inspire Change.
John Lynch Foundation Hosts 25th Annual Christmas Party Presented by United Airlines
General manager John Lynch and his family hosted the John Lynch Foundation Christmas Party presented by United Airlines, providing gifts and game tickets to youth from the Boys & Girls Club Silicon Valley and a local military family.
49ers Host Hope for the Holidays Presented by U.S. Bank
The 49ers hosted Hope for the Holidays presented by U.S. Bank to fulfill holiday wish lists for 149 Bill Wilson Center clients. Families of players, coaches and 49ers staff shopped for gifts and players made special deliveries to three BWC programs.
49ers Partner with Fresh Lifelines for Youth for a Virtual Event
49ers PREP presented by U.S. Bank, Fresh Lifelines for Youth and 49ers players led a session focusing on frustration management, anger management and triggers to make a virtual impact on the residents of the Santa Clara County James Youth Ranch.
Arik Armstead's Teammates and Family Surprise Him with Man of the Year Nomination
Arik Armstead was surprised on the field by his family and teammates D.J. Jones and Fred Warner, who announced that the defensive lineman would be the team's 2021 Walter Payton Man of the Year, presented by Nationwide.
49ers Host Feast with the Niners Presented by SAP
The team hosted Feast with the Niners presented by SAP, a drive-thru food distribution for 750 Second Harvest Food Bank families. Players and their families distributed weekly groceries and Thanksgiving staples generously provided by SAP as well as Clover milk and Peet's Coffee.
49ers Rookies Join Annual High School Football Mentorship Academy
The 49ers rookie class surprised local high school football players to discuss leadership development and the importance of having role models in their lives during the team's Mentorship Academy presented by the William V. Campbell Family Foundation.
49ers Wisdom Sessions with 100 Black Men of the Bay Area
John Lynch, players and members of the personnel department welcomed 49ers Social Justice grantee, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area's, local high school and college students for an in-person mentoring session at Levi's® Stadium as part of their monthly 49ers Wisdom Session in partnership with the Mentoring Opportunity League.
Activism in Sports: Then & Now
In celebration of Black History Month, 49ers B.U.I.L.D. and 49ers social justice grant recipient, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, teamed up for a conversation around sports and activism: highlighting the history and legacy of activism in sports and looking towards the future as athletes today continue to use their platform to contribute to positive social progress.
Pediatric Patient Shares Armstead's Impact in Sentimental Letter
For the past five years, Arik Armstead has visited a local hospital in his hometown of Sacramento to deliver holiday cheer. In 2016, Armstead met Lorenzo, a 16-year-old lifelong 49ers fan fighting kidney failure, marking the start of a wonderful friendship.
49ers Welcome Newly Housed Habitat for Humanity Families with Holiday Gifts
The 49ers delivered holiday cheer to 30 deserving families at the Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley's Central Commons complex in Fremont. Thanks to the generosity of U.S. Bank, Jimmy Garoppolo, coaches, executives and in-kind donations from Zenni Optical, Peet's Coffee, Shoe Palace and Panini America, the organization delivered more than $20,000 of in-kind gifts to the families.
49ers Host Military Families for a Holiday Movie Night
The 49ers and USO Northern California welcomed 60 active duty and veteran military families to West Wind Capitol Drive-In for a free, holiday movie screening and a special welcome message from Air National Guardsman Ben Garland. Each family went home with a holiday gift bag featuring Zenni Optical glasses and Panini America trading cards.
Holiday Movie Night with the 49ers and USO Northern California
To help our troops create special memories with their families, the 49ers and USO Northern California hosted 60 military families for a free, socially-distant holiday movie screening. Each family went home with a holiday gift bag featuring Zenni Optical glasses and Panini America trading cards.
Top Photos of Arik Armstead's Work in the Community
View some of Arik Armstead's best moments in the community with the 49ers and his foundation, the Armstead Academic Project. To honor his extensive work in the community, the 49ers have named Armstead as their 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee, presented by Nationwide.