2017: 49ers Community Relations Family Service Award
2018: Perry/Yonamine Unity Award, 49ers Community Relations Family Service Award
NFL players had the opportunity to participate in the NFL’s annual My Cause, My Cleats campaign during a designated home game between Weeks 13-15 of 2018. Mostert and his teammates represented their respective causes with custom-designed cleats in an effort to raise awareness and funding. The Melanoma Research Foundation aims to eradicate melanoma by accelerating medical research while educating to and advocating for the melanoma community.
The 49ers hosted a flag football clinic for local first responders and their children at the team facility on October 23, 2018. Mostert and his teammates taught the children the fundamentals of the game before hitting the field for drills and games. The 100-plus guests also had the opportunity to try on equipment and participate in a photoshoot.
Growing up in Smyrna Beach, FL, known as the “shark-bite capital of the world,” Mostert often surfed in the Atlantic Ocean. Said Mostert, “We would go out there and surf and they’d bite on people and stuff. They were usually just small sharks. But they’d mistake us for food.”
After posing for a photoshoot, Mostert and his teammates joined Levi’s in support of breast, colon and pediatric cancer warriors at the Crucial Catch Fashion Show presented by Dignity Health on October 2, 2018. 49ers players and cancer warriors took to the runway to show off their attire and share their stories of strength and courage with the audience.
The 49ers, in partnership with Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY), visited the Santa Clara Juvenile Hall to work with residents on frustration management on October 9, 2018. Mostert and his teammates held a discussion with the young people, and later divided into groups to engage in football drills that demonstrated the proper way to focus negative energy in a positive manner. After the drills, they held another discussion centered on making right decisions when it comes to frustration management.
As part of the 49ers annual Thanksgiving celebrations, Mostert and his teammates visited Cityteam San Jose to serve a holiday feast to over 300 people in need. Guests enjoyed turkey along with all of the usual holiday sides, while getting to know the 49ers.
The 49ers joined forces with Martha’s Kitchen of San Jose as part of their Community Tuesday kickoff event on September 11, 2018. Mostert and teammates took part in the event by serving dinner to nearly 200 residents in need, refilling beverages and bussing tables. Both the 49ers and Levi’s Stadium partner with Martha’s Kitchen throughout the year by donating excess food after stadium events. Martha’s Kitchen’s mission is to “feed the hungry with dignity, no questions asked, no judgements made.”
During all Week 13 games in 2017, NFL players had the chance to share the causes that are important to them as part of the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats campaign. “I want to help raise money and awareness to help find a cure for the disease that runs in my wife’s family and is affecting or could affect other,” said Mostert. “The sad truth is 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Research saves lives!”
In partnership with the One Love Foundation, Mostert, his 49ers teammates and their significant others participated in a film-based workshop with local high school students about healthy and unhealthy relationships. The group watched a film together, and thereafter, held group discussions about the implications of the relationship behaviors depicted in the film. The One Love Foundation believes that love is a skill we can work on, and focuses on three main elements to convey their message: content, conversation and community action.
A two-sport athlete at Purdue, Mostert starred on the track during his senior season in 2014. He won the Big Ten title in the 60m and 200m at the conference indoor track championship in addition to winning the Big Ten title in the 100m and 200m at the conference outdoor track championship. For his efforts, he was named the Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Track Athlete of the Championship in addition to the Great Lakes Region Track Athlete of the Year.
In October of 2017, the 49ers partnered with Bags of Fun to deliver backpacks to children undergoing treatment at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Each bag was personalized with educational, interactive and fun toys to provide joy, laughter and relief from the stress and anxiety of being in the hospital. Mostert and his teammates spent time with patients receiving Bags of Fun and other families in the hospital to uplift them during a difficult time.
As part of Salute to Service Month, Mostert, along with his teammates and general manager, John Lynch, visited the USO office at the San Jose Military Entrance Processing Station to spend time with military applicants and their families as they took the Oath of Enlistment and shipped off to basic training.
In honor of the NFL’s Crucial Catch campaign, the 49ers hosted a fashion show on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017, featuring breast cancer and pediatric cancer warriors in apparel donated by Levi’s®. Mostert, along with his 49ers teammates, walked the runway with cancer warriors as they shared their stories of strength and courage with the audience.
The 49ers partnered with Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services for animal therapy, while providing confidence building activities for students in the Leland High School special needs program in an effort to erase the stigma attached to special needs. Mostert and his teammates spent time with students with autism, mental illness and learning disabilities as they play board games, working on social skills including conversational queues and eye contact through the hands-on activity. Players will also partner with animal therapy dogs to uplift students through one-on-one interactions.