In the face of the COVID-19 public health crisis, I wanted to connect with you to reinforce our commitment to the health and wellness of everyone in our extended 49ers family. As the gravity of this situation has weighed heavy on all of us, our thoughts and concerns focus on the affected individuals, their friends and families, and all the professionals caring for those in need.
The 49ers are committing $500,000 to support both our workforce and the most vulnerable populations in our community. This investment will start immediately with $49,000 going to feed children and the elderly in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties during this crisis thanks to the leadership of President of the Board of Supervisors for Santa Clara County, Cindy Chavez.
Our organization has been in constant contact with the NFL, medical experts, and public health officials to take the necessary precautions for our employees, players, fans, partners, and the most vulnerable in our communities above all else. Based on those recommendations, we joined the rest of the world in adapting our business to meet those needs: eliminating travel for staff, instructing employees to work remotely, and postponing events.
Earlier this week, the NFL announced the cancellation of the public events associated with the 2020 NFL Draft. Similarly, the 49ers will not be holding any public events related to the Draft. While we typically celebrate the Draft and the start of the NFL calendar year together, this moment necessitates a restrained approach that enables essential League business operations to take place without risking public health.
Our collective strength, resilience, and compassion for one another will see us through these unprecedented times. We are here for you, and everyone in our community, as we take this challenge head on and work to overcome it together.
San Francisco 49ers