49ers Community Quarterback Program

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The San Francisco 49ers are looking to recognize individuals who are dedicated to making a difference in the community. The 49ers Community Quarterback Award Program* *recognizes volunteers who demonstrate leadership, dedication and a commitment to bettering the San Francisco Bay Area.

One Community Quarterback Award Winner will receive $10,000 for his/her nominating organization and five finalists will each receive $1,000 grants for their nominating organization. 

The winner and finalists will be recognized in a pre-game, on-field ceremony prior to the 49ers December 12, 2010 game against the Seattle Seahawks. The winners and a representative from their nominating organization will also be invited to attend an exclusive luncheon where they will receive their award trophy and the organization's check.

Requirements:To be eligible, individuals must be over age 13 and provide volunteer services for nonprofit organizations. Participants must serve in a volunteer capacity at an official 501(c)(3) organization and may not receive compensation for their services. 

Applications must be postmarked no later than October 29, 2010to be eligible for consideration for the 2010 Community Quarterback Award.

2009 COMMUNITY QUARTERBACK AWARD WINNERSOVERALL WINNERName: FRANK MARREROOrg: THE EFRAIN ANTHONY MARRERO FOUNDATIONFrank founded the Efrain Anthony Marrero Foundation in 2005. Since the beginning, Frank has served the organization as its President, Chief Ambassador, primary deliverer of programs, lead fundraiser, spokesman to local and national media and multiple times as a witness for U.S. Congressional committees on matters of performance enhancing drugs, and has championed efforts to increase understanding and safety of our student athletes through work at the California Legislature.

FINALISTS

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1) Name: JULIE DEMARIAOrg: OPERATION: CARE & COMFORTJulie founded Operation Care & Comfort in 2003, this all volunteer program exists to provide support and comfort to adopted units of deployed U.S. military service members serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflict regions.

2) Name: TIA TONNEOrg: SUNNY HILLS SERVICESTia is a weekly volunteer at the Sunny Hills Services Center where she serves as a mentor for the fostered youth that have been removed from their biological families and is also active in developing policy to improve the foster care system.

3) Name: JAIME TAMOrg: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETYUnder Jaime's direction, Stanford Colleges Against Cancer Chapter received National Awards for their exemplary work in the areas of Advocacy and Survivorship and honorable mention for Best Overall Chapter in the Nation for 2009.

4) Name: ROBERT DUEYOrg: BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SAN LEANDRORobert has been a Board Member at the Club since 1992 and has served as President of the Board of Directors for three years. Robert is a true leader and is a tireless advocate for the services that are provided to the boys and girls that attend daily.

5) Name: MARISSA MIRBACHOrg: InnVisionAt such a young age, Marissa has brought awareness of both the great needs of the homeless and the supportive services InnVision provides in the community. She has inspired adults with her passion and commitment and been a role model for her peers.

6) Name: ORAL LEE BROWNOrg: ORAL LEE BROWN FOUNDATIONThe Oral Lee Brown Foundation is dedicated to assisting Oakland area students graduate and attend college. Ms. Brown works with community parents to make their dreams of a college education possible.

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