The 49ers Foundation will kick off the 2017 football season with a new fundraising event called Tuesday Night Football presented by SAP, taking place at Levi’s Stadium on Aug. 29. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with 49ers players, coaches, alumni, and executives while enjoying dinner catered by Michael Mina in the end zone of Levi’s Stadium.
Tuesday Night Football presented by SAP is a tailgate-style charity dinner with proceeds benefiting the 49ers Foundation. These comprehensive community relations efforts recently earned the organization the 2017 ESPN Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year award.
The event will begin with a sideline reception sponsored by NRG at 5:30 p.m. featuring photo opportunities on the field as well as meet and greets with 49ers alumni. In addition to the entire 49ers roster being in attendance, the event will feature a candid panel discussion starring general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan.
To secure sponsorship packages and individual tickets, contact 49ersFoundationEvents@49ers.com.
The 49ers work year-round in the community through both direct programming and philanthropic giving. Last year, the 49ers Foundation donated $4 million to Bay Area non-profit organizations. The 49ers Youth Football Program was named NFL Team of the Year in 2017 by Pop Warner Little Scholars for their efforts that helped grow youth participation in the Bay Area by 18% over the last year. While promoting a more enjoyable, safer game for boys and girls, the 49ers Youth Football Program directly impacted more than 31,000 participants in 2016, and hosted 138 events in partnership with the NFL’s “Play 60” initiative, which encourages children to get outside and play for 60 minutes each day.
A pioneer in applied STEM learning, the 49ers, in collaboration with Chevron, are at the forefront of two innovative and highly impactful programs that use football to make educate and empower Bay Area youth: the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI) and the 49ers STEAM Education Program. The 49ers SLI is a six-year curriculum, beginning in 7th grade and continuing through high school, designed to prepare students with high academic potential for careers in a STEM-related field. Additionally, the 49ers STEAM Education Program, housed within the Denise DeBartolo York Education Center at Levi’s Stadium, has provided unique education experiences to more than 150,000 participants – free of charge – since its inception in 2014.