49ers Foundation Newsletter April 2021

Happy April, 49ers Foundation Faithful!

While you’re busy browsing which items to bid on in the Auction or making a charitable contribution in the Sweepstakes to meet 49ers legend Roger Craig, we hope you also enjoy our April Newsletter! This month features the 49ers Foundation's Faithful to the Future Sweepstakes x Auction x Sale presented by TIBCO, and other highlights in this edition include 49ers EDU presented by Chevron launches a new STEAM Virtual Lesson Series for K-8 students and teachers, 49ers PREP presented by U.S. Bank launches new weekly recognition of high school football players and coaches, and other impactful work happening in the community.

Thank you for remaining Faithful to the next generation and Go Niners!

Justin Prettyman, Executive Director, 49ers Foundation
Dig For Gold

Open NOW: Sweepstakes x Sale

The 49ers Foundation is partnering with TIBCO to build a better future for Bay Area youth through the Faithful to the Future Sweepstakes. TIBCO will be matching donations up to $12,500. Enter the Sweepstakes now for a chance to win 2 tickets to a 2021 game and a meet and greet with 49ers Legend, Roger Craig! No purchase necessary to enter.

Coming Tuesday 4/27: Faithful to the Future Auction presented by TIBCO

Click here to preview our auction's featured packages! Bidding begins Tuesday, April 27th at 12PM PT and runs through Thursday, April 29th at 12PM PT.

Direct Programs: 49ers EDU Presented by Chevron

49ers EDU Presented by Chevron Launch the STEAM Virtual Lesson Series

49ers EDU presented by Chevron launched a new Virtual Lesson Series accessible online and perfect for any K-8 students or teachers interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math). To remove any barriers of access, 49ers EDU – the 49ers Foundation’s award-winning educational program – provides all programming, including this Virtual Lesson Series, completely free of cost to the end-user.

This newly launched Virtual Lesson Series is an extension of the regular 49ers EDU in-person programming at Levi’s® Stadium, which has been completely halted since the beginning of the pandemic. In a normal year, 49ers EDU welcomes 60,000+ students to the “49ers EDU & Denise DeBartolo York Education Center” – located within the 49ers Museum presented by Foxconn Industrial Internet – for meaningful and relevant educational experiences that leverage football as a platform to connect, engage and inspire K-8 students and educators in STEAM. The Virtual Lesson Series hopes to spark interest in STEAM and continue to grow the next generation of STEAM professionals.

49ers EDU finished creating the Virtual Lesson Series in early 2021 and since then has been offering the lessons on an individual basis to educators across California. This process has provided an organic way for 49ers EDU to receive feedback directly from teachers, allowing the team to refine and enhance the content before this virtual launch. Since January, the Virtual Lesson Series has been used 41 times in 26 schools across nine counties.

Click here to learn more and apply today!

49ers EDU Playbook Patrol Presented by CalHOPE

This past month, 49ers EDU and CalHOPE donated 1,000 49ers EDU Learning Playbooks to the Alameda County Library, reaching four different library locations across Fremont, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley and Union City.

By distributing these playbooks, CalHOPE and 49ers EDU have brought STEAM enrichment opportunities to communities with less access to digital resources. Using football to engage students in STEAM concepts, the playbook allows students to explore STEAM outside of the school setting fueling students' interests while simultaneously equipping parents and teachers to foster the next generation of leaders.

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.

Support the work of 49ers EDU

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

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 1 - Ambrose Conteh, Prospect High School

Week 2 - Demetrius Freeney, San Leandro High School

Week 3 - Max Griffiths, Leigh High School

Week 4 - Jake Ripp, Los Gatos 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 1 - Steve Papin, Independence High School

Week 2 - Jason Miller, Gunn High School

Week 3 - Ben Ballard, Northgate High School

Week 4 - Dave Perry, Bishop O'Dowd

Inside the Oval: Ryan Dillard, 49ers PREP Coordinator

In the 13th episode of "Inside the Oval" presented by Dignity Health, Ryan Dillard discussed his role as the 49ers PREP coordinator, the skills he learned being a student-athlete at USC and his favorite things about working for the organization.

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.

Support the work of 49ers PREP


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