The San Francisco 49ers are partnering with teams and organizations across the Bay Area to provide the local community with necessary resources and face coverings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 49ers, in partnership with San Francisco Giants, Oakland A's, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, San Jose Sharks and San Jose Earthquakes are working with NBC Sports Bay Area, along with the teams' apparel and merchandise partner Fanatics, NBC Sports California and San Francisco-based bag manufacturer Timbuk2 to donate 50,000 face masks and bandanas to Bay Area Community Services. Teams, their merchandise partners and NBC Sports have donated over 10,000 new t-shirts, and Timbuk2 will create cloth face coverings and bandanas from the t-shirt material.
"During these unprecedented times, it is vital that we remain united and do our part to support one another, whether that is staying at home, wearing a face covering when in public or donating to local community organizations," said Al Guido, San Francisco 49ers President. "We are proud to partner with our fellow Bay Area teams, broadcast partners and community organizations to provide resources and meals to those most impacted by this situation."
Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to give back by purchasing 49ers-branded face coverings starting today on Shop49ers.com (3 pack for $24.99 or 1 for $14.99). The franchise has pledged to donate all 49ers proceeds to Second Harvest Food Bank in Silicon Valley to help ensure that anyone who needs a meal can get one.
Last month, the 49ers committed $500,000 to support employees and the greater community in partnership with Cindy Chavez, President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, and Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose, Comcast, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.