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49ers Foundation Newsletter September 2020

Week 1: 49ers Fall to Division Rival Cardinals

"It's just a reminder that we're back at football. I mean, that's how football goes." - Kyle Shanahan on the team's Week 1 loss.

Watch the full Week 1 highlights as the 49ers fall to the Cardinals, 20-24.

Events

Kickoff: Players For a Purpose Presented by SAP

Faithful from around the world joined 49ers players, alumni and coaches virtually to celebrate the start of the season at the annual 49ers Foundation Kickoff: Players for a Purpose Presented by SAP. This year's event had many highlights, from the Playmakers Pictionary showdown to Dre Greenlaw's inspiring words and so many opportunities to engage with 49ers players and legends.

In total, the 49ers Foundation raised nearly half a million dollars thanks to the generosity and support of the Faithful. With this event, the 49ers Foundation will be able to continue their work educating and empowering Bay Area youth through its two direct programs, EDU and PREP. The Foundation is committed to addressing the digital divide this Fall and providing youth, teachers, coaches and parents across the Bay Area the resources and tools needed to be successful during distance and at-home learning.

Team Daniel Brunskill took home the Playmakers Pictionary trophy

49ers Fan Cutouts

Secure your seat today to see your face at Levi's Stadium for our next home game on Sunday, October 4. All proceeds benefit the 49ers Foundation. During our Week 1 home game, one cardboard cutout purchaser was surprised with an autographed football. Buy now to see your face in the crowd and for the chance to win an awesome prize during a future home game. Click here for full details.

Gameday Activations

Dig For Gold

The 49ers Foundation's Dig For Gold Gameday Auction returns during the 2020 season, offering authentic game worn uniform pieces, items autographed by 49ers legends and current players, unique cleats and other equipment straight from the 49ers locker room, and much more! In Week 2, we are hosting a Wildfire Relief Auction with all proceeds benefiting American Red Cross. Your donation enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters. Keep checking 49ers.com/DigForGold throughout the season to learn about upcoming auctions and sales.

49ers Foundation Sweepstakes Presented by Black Oak Casino Resort

Introducing for the 2020 season, the 49ers Foundation Gameday Sweepstakes Presented by Black Oak Casino Resort! During each game week throughout the 2020 season, the 49ers are hosting a sweepstakes with all proceeds benefiting the 49ers Foundation. Prizes include player signed jerseys, autographed items from your favorite 49ers legends, and more unique items you cannot get anywhere else! For more details or to enter, visit 49ers.com/DigForGold. No purchase or donation necessary to enter.

Direct Programs: 49ers EDU Presented by Chevron

49ers EDU Digital Playbook

To support teachers and students as they navigated at-home learning, 49ers EDU created an interactive Digital Playbook. Geared towards K-8 students, this playbook includes a variety of STEAM and football focused activities that range from understanding the physics behind throwing a football to how the helmet design has evolved over time and even encourages students to get outside and time themselves doing speed and agility drills to understand various math concepts.

Literacy is not only about reading! Expanding your vocabulary helps you learn more about the subjects you care about and allows you to put together words in interesting ways to keep your audience engaged. Have fun by using the word search on Page 15 of the 49ers Digital Playbook as well as build your football vocabulary.

Direct Programs: 49ers PREP Presented by U.S. Bank

49ers PREP Presented by U.S. Bank Video Coaching Series

Former 49ers defensive lineman, Ian Williams

Each week 49ers PREP Presented by U.S. Bank are bringing together people from across the football landscape to talk about their experiences with the 49ers PREP Presented by U.S. Bank Video Coaching Series. The first three episodes feature former 49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone, senior manager of football operations at USA Football and general manager of the United States National Team Aaron Ingram, and former 49ers defensive lineman Ian Williams.

Community Relations

49ers Announce Recipients for $1M Social Grant

The San Francisco 49ers unveiled the nine recipients of the social justice grant initiative. Announced on May 30th following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the grant is comprised of $1 million commitment to organizations creating societal change. The selected nine organizations, both local and national, make a positive impact on the Bay Area community every day. Those nine organizations are: 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, African American Community Services Agency, Californians for Safety and Justice, Dream Corps, Operation Hope, Pico California, SPAAT, The Innocence Project, and The Players Coalition.

Introducing for the 2020 season, the 49ers Foundation Gameday Sweepstakes Presented by Black Oak Casino Resort! During each game week throughout the 2020 season, the 49ers are hosting a sweepstakes with all proceeds benefiting the 49ers Foundation. Prizes include player signed jerseys, autographed items from your favorite 49ers legends, and more unique items you can't get anywhere else! For more details or to enter, visit 49ers.com/DigForGold. No purchase or donation necessary to enter.

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