The San Francisco 49ers announced on Monday that they are hosting 49ers Bowl for Youth on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at Sea Bowl in Pacifica to raise funds to support youth in the Bay Area.
49ers Legends such as Dwight Clark, Jesse Sapolu, Keena Turner, Steve Bono, Guy McIntyre, Dennis Brown and other 49ers greats will join PBA competitor Tony Reyes for an evening of bowling. While raising funds to support the incredible work of Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, Simon Youth Foundation and the San Francisco 49ers Foundation, guests will enjoy delicious food, wine sampling with Papapietro Perry Winery and Three Monkeys Wine, silent auctions and raffles, and a chance to be named "Ten Pin MVP."
The evening will feature a pre-event VIP reception with a chance to meet 49ers alumni, silent auctions and raffles with priceless experiences and unique items, delectable food and beverages, sampling of fine wines from some of Napa and Sonoma's most exclusive wineries, giveaways for participants, and a chance to bowl alongside 49ers legends.
Each team will consist of one 49ers VIP and five bowlers. Sponsorship opportunities range from $20,000 to $2,500, and include varying levels of amenities. Individual tickets are also available for $249. All guests will also receive a commemorative item and a chance to mix and mingle with the 49ers.
The evening will conclude with the distribution of the MVP awards along with other fun recognition opportunities.
Bayview Hunters Point YMCA has provided family-centered, culturally sensitive supportive services for the past 14 years, serving thousands of participants each year. Today, in addition to the sports and fitness activities found at most YMCAs, the center offers after school programs for children and teens, fights truancy through the Center for Academic Reentry and Empowerment Center, supports community well being by providing mobile fitness and healthy cooking workshops, and much more. The majority of programs are offered free of charge and, for those with a cost, the YMCA provides over $125,000 in scholarships.
Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) provides for educational opportunities, career development, and life skills that transform the lives of at-risk youth throughout the United States. SYF believes that at-risk students can and will graduate if provided a supportive, educational environment. SYF works with local public school districts to establish Education Resource Centers (ERCs), and provides post-secondary scholarships to ERC graduates and other high school seniors who might not otherwise be able to pursue higher education.
The San Francisco 49ers Foundation is the non-profit community funding extension of the San Francisco 49ers. Now in its 19th year, the 49ers Foundation supports development programs for underserved youth that keep them "Safe, on Track and in School." A significant portion of the foundation's funding goes toward family violence prevention programs and activities that teach youth leadership and respect. Over the past seven years, the Foundation has donated $10 million to local non-profit organizations.