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Players Remain Active in the Community

Posted by Taylor Price on June 17, 2011 – 9:17 AM

Despite the NFL’s current work stoppage lingering into the summer, 49ers players have remained consistent with their contributions and leadership within their respective communities.

Without any instruction to do so, players have participated in various functions to give back to those in need. Whether it’s in Northern California or in their surrounding areas, several 49ers have made a point to continue their philanthropic ways.

The 49ers roster has always been active in the community, regular season, offseason, or in any time of the year for that matter. The league’s current labor situation hasn’t negated that aspect of their everyday lives.

Known player community efforts this offseason include:

-The longest tenured 49ers player, long snapper Brian Jennings (pictured above) creating his own “Jennings 141 Camp” that focuses solely on earning perfect results with each snap. Jennings tweeted info about his July camp and its remaining scholarships recently.

-Also having a camp for the first time is second-year 49ers safety Chris Maragos. On July 9-10 in Kenosha, WI., Maragos is scheduled to run a two-day camp featuring his former University of Wisconsin teammates as well as fellow second-year 49ers safety Taylor Mays as camp instructors. Like Jennings, Maragos went to Twitter to encourage signups for his skills camp that promises campers 1-on-1 instruction.

-Offensive linemen Joe Staley, Adam Snyder and Eric Heitmann teamed up to support Santa Clara’s “Walk 4 Pancreatic Cancer” in the first week of May.

-Tight end Vernon Davis along with his brother (Vontae Davis of the Miami Dolphins) spent time in Uganda and Rwanda through the “Pros For Africa” program, which provides food and medical assistance to women and children who have been victimized and orphaned.

-Safety Reggie Smith concluded his foundation’s annual “Rookie 31 Football Camp,” in his hometown of Edmond, OK. The fourth-year player shared information from the event through Twitter as well.

-Coming up in July, 49ers safety Dashon Goldson plans to hold his annual “Highest Point: Youth Football Camp.” Information for the camp in Harbor City, Calif., can be found on the Highest Point’s Official Facebook Page.

-Lastly, cornerback Tarell Brown is hosting his annual “Friends and Family Charity Weekend” in his hometown of Mesquite, TX on June 24-25. Information on the weekend can be found on his official Website.

If there’s other known community efforts from this offseason not listed in this post, please feel free to share any other news or links in the comments section below.


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One Response to “Players Remain Active in the Community”

  1. By Paul Bradbury on Jun 20, 2011 | Reply

    Jed York and several of the Forty Niner staff generously gave of their time and money by participating in the the Ronald McDonald /Randy Cross Celebrity Golf Tournament . They played at the Stanford and the Sharon Heights golf courses on June 7th, 2011, A silent auction and reception was enjoyed by all at the The Rosewood Hotel

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