49ers Foundation Newsletter May 2021

49ers Foundation Announces 30th Anniversary Celebration

The San Francisco 49ers announced a major milestone on Monday, May 10th for the organization, as the 49ers Foundation begins a 30th Anniversary celebration, highlighted by hitting $50 million raised and invested back into underserved Bay Area communities. Through its direct service programs, 49ers EDU presented by Chevron and 49ers PREP presented by U.S. Bank, legacy beneficiaries and support from the Faithful, the 49ers Foundation has helped to level the playing field for more than 500,000 youth in the Bay Area and beyond.

This anniversary also falls perfectly in line with the team's 75th Anniversary campaign, launched just prior to the 2021 NFL Draft. The Foundation plans to use this season to reflect on all the amazing work accomplished so far, but also to forge a clear path for another 30 years of giving back to The Bay and beyond.

"Over these 30 years, the 49ers Foundation has grown and been supported by our sponsors, local businesses, and our passionate fans. The Foundation has provided a means to meet and reach our organization, players, alumni and coaches, all while joining us together to serve our community," said 49ers Co-Chairman Dr. John York. "During this celebratory 30th Anniversary year, we look forward to sharing in-person events as soon as possible."

We are appreciative of our 49ers and 49ers Foundation Faithful that have been with us since the beginning. We look forward to the future milestone celebrations, continuing our work to educate and empower youth, and remaining faithful to the next generation!

Justin Prettyman, Executive Director, 49ers Foundation
Since 1991, the 49ers Foundation has utilized the platform of football and the power of the 49ers to raise more than $50 million dollars to help to educate and empower Bay Area youth most in need. Check out special messages from John York, Jed York, John Lynch, Jerry Rice and more!

Register for the Race to Tackle Poverty Presented by Chevron

Join the 49ers Foundation in committing 30 miles, your way, from anywhere, to help fight Bay Area poverty in partnership with Tipping Point Community.

49ers Faithful will commit 30 miles of riding, running or walking, from anywhere in the world, in honor of the 49ers Foundation and Tipping Point's shared vision to create a more equitable Bay Area where everyone has an opportunity to prosper through access to education, health and wellness programs, housing, and other life-changing services. Anyone looking to participate in the event can visit tacklepoverty.raceroster.com to register. All proceeds will benefit both the 49ers Foundation and Tipping Point.

Join 49ers Legend and 49ers Foundation Honorary Chairman, Jerry Rice, in the Race to Tackle Poverty presented by Chevron!
Dig For Gold

In Case You Missed It: Faithful to the Future Sweepstakes presented by TIBCO

The 49ers Foundation's Dig For Gold Sweepstakes returned in 2021 with the Faithful to the Future Sweepstakes presented by TIBCO. Congratulations to our winner Buck of Reno, Nevada who will enjoy an exclusive meet-and-greet opportunity with 49ers legend Roger Craig at an upcoming 49ers home game! Stay tuned for more upcoming Dig For Gold events and activations for your chance to score exclusive collectibles, experiences, and prizes like this!

Direct Programs: 49ers EDU Presented by Chevron

49ers EDU Digital Playbook is Now in Spanish

Explore the first of 3 releases of interactive Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math (STEAM) and football activities for K-8 students.

49ers EDU presented by Chevron leverages the game of football and Levi’s Stadium as platforms to excite children about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) concepts, sparking and fueling an interest in these subjects with students at an early age. 49ers EDU is steadfast in its commitment to serving students, teachers, and families—especially those furthest from resource and opportunity—to ensure our community's future workforce will be prepared through high quality and fun STEAM education.

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

49ers PREP Presented by U.S. Bank and Santa Clara Unified School District Virtual Workout

49ers PREP presented by U.S. Bank joined the Santa Clara Unified School District to host a live online workout for students and teachers.

49ers PREP High School Player of the Week presented by U.S. Bank

The 49ers PREP High School Player of the Week presented by U.S. Bank will receive a grant from the 49ers Foundation to put towards their school's football program.

Week 5 - Josh Baughman, Santa Clara High School

49ers PREP Charlie Wedemeyer Memorial Coach of the Week presented by U.S. Bank

The 49ers PREP Charlie Wedemeyer Memorial Coach of the Week presented by U.S. Bank, awards high school coaches a grant for their football program from the 49ers Foundation and will be featured on the 49ers Cal-Hi Sports Report presented by U.S. Bank.

Week 5 - Eric Rado, Carlmont High School

49ers PREP Presented by U.S. Bank Selects Joe Bates as the 2020 Coach of the Year

As the 2020 spring season of high school football comes to an end, 49ers PREP presented by U.S. Bank announces its 2020 High School Coach of the Year to Joe Bates, head coach of Skyline High School. Having held the head coaching position with his alma mater since 2015, Coach Bates continues to build a strong football program that is respected throughout the Bay Area and the city of Oakland.

2020 was a difficult year for a lot of high schools and their student-athletes, but Coach Bates is proud of his team for navigating this past year both on and off the field. "This has been a different year... not knowing when or if we would play was damaging to Skyline and the City of Oakland," said Coach Bates. "As coaches, we fill a mentorship role on top of our coaching duties, and this year our mentoring role superseded our coaching role when we thought all hope was lost." Congratulations, Coach Bates!

49ers PREP presented by U.S. Bank empowers Bay Area youth to lead healthy lifestyles by engaging in physical activity and nurturing the growth of student athletes on and off the playing field. The program provides free non-contact activities for both boys and girls as well as additional programs to teach life lessons that build stronger individuals and communities. 49ers PREP’s principal objective is to promote a culture of teamwork by creating safe opportunities for children of all backgrounds and abilities to play, grow, and have fun at no cost.

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In addition to the 49ers Foundation's direct service programs, the 49ers are making an impact off the field in the community:

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The 49ers Foundation harnesses football to educate and empower Bay Area Youth through a collective of innovative and community-focused strategies. From award-winning STEAM education and nationally recognized youth football programs, to impactful community partnerships with leading non-profits, we are tirelessly dedicated to inspiring the confidence and collaboration our youth need to tackle what is possible.

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