49ers and USA Football Award Equipment and Uniform Grants to Local Youth

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USA Football, the sport's national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the San Francisco 49ers recently awarded football equipment and uniform grants to youth and scholastic football programs throughout the San Francisco area based on merit and need.

USA Football partners with the 49ers and all NFL clubs to annually distribute more than $1.5 million in equipment and uniform grants to youth and school-based football programs across the United States. The program has awarded more than $9.5 million in football equipment since 2006. USA Football equipment and uniform grants are made possible through support from the NFL Foundation.

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Grants are valued up to $1,500 for youth programs and $2,500 for middle school and high school programs, offering new equipment, uniforms and flag football equipment to advance the benefits and fun of playing football. Grants are fulfilled through USA Football with its equipment partner Riddell and its uniform provider Siege Sports.

USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the 49ers, the NFL and each of the league's other 31 teams.

"We are pleased to work with USA Football and our teams to donate much-needed equipment to youth football leagues and school-based football programs nationwide," said Alexia Gallagher, director of the NFL Foundation. "These equipment grants will help ensure that youngsters who share our love of the game are able to play it safer."

"The health and safety of every young football player is our No. 1 priority," USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck said. "Having proper equipment is an important step toward that goal. Even with fundraising and strict attention to budgets, many leagues and school districts need help to properly outfit their young athletes who love to play football and enjoy the fun and fitness that comes with it. We are proud to lead this important program with support from the 49ers, the NFL Foundation, Riddell and Siege Sports."

San Francisco area youth and school-based school programs awarded a 2016 USA Football Equipment Grant:

ORGANIZATION

CITY

Del Mar High School

San Jose

Immaculate Conception Academy (ICA Cristo Rey)

San Francisco

Independence High School

San Jose

Lodi Titans Football & Cheer

Lockeford

North Stockton Bengals Football & Cheer - DYFL

Stockton

Oak Grove High School Football

San Jose

Piedmont Hills High School

San Jose

Pleasanton Junior Football League

Pleasanton

Scotts Valley Football - SJPAL

Scotts Valley

Soquel High School

Santa Cruz

St. Francis High School

Watsonville

Tri-County Sharks Watsonville

Watsonville

Watsonville High School

Watsonville

West County Football and Cheer

Santa Rosa

Yerba Buena High School

San Jose

About USA Football: USA Football (www.usafootball.com) evolves and grows the sport through innovative standards and best practices to advance coach and player development, participation and safety within the fun of the game and its inherent values. As the sport's national governing body and member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players. Follow USA Football at www.facebook.com/usafootball or on Twitter @USAFootball.

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