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Brown Named USA Football Ambassador

Posted by Taylor Price on May 13, 2013 – 1:31 PM

Sixty (60) youth football leagues in the San Francisco area have committed to the future of youth football by adopting a new USA Football program dedicated to making the game better and safer. The Heads Up Football program ensures a positive youth football experience and advances player safety by providing league-wide coaching education and teaching resources that benefit players, parents and coaches.

USA Football is the official youth development partner of the NFL, the 49ers and the league’s other 31 teams. These youth leagues are among more than 900 youth football organizations that will incorporate Heads Up Football into its 2013 season.

Former 49ers defensive end Dennis Brown will work alongside select leagues throughout the 2013 season as an NFL Ambassador. Brown played 1990-96 in San Francisco, compiling 24½ career sacks.

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2013 Winter Fest Photo Blog: Saturday

Posted by Alex Espinoza on March 23, 2013 – 7:24 PM

Following a fun night full of charity auction bidding for the 49ers Foundation, the 13th annual Winter Fest kept the good times going into Saturday. Friday night’s silent and live auctions brought in nearly $400,000, setting a record for a one-night donation total in the event’s history.

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Introducing Alex “The Rhino” Boone

Posted by Scott Kegley on January 12, 2013 – 9:31 AM


Rhinos are hard-charging and consume roughly 50 pounds of food in a typical meal. But the similarities between that species and offensive linemen don’t end there.

One four-year old black rhino at the San Francisco Zoo will forever be linked to 49ers guard Alex Boone. The rhino is now named “Boone” and Boone has likewise taken on the nickname of “The Rhino.”

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Larry Grant Hosts Charitable Cook-Off

Posted by Taylor Price on December 12, 2012 – 10:21 AM

Raising money for the Boys & Girls Club in Hunter’s Point is a serious deal to San Francisco 49ers linebacker Larry Grant.

The Bay Area native spent time at the club as a young boy and knows just how powerful of a place the center can be for those less fortunate. With that in mind, the 49ers linebacker arranged a Celebrity Chili Cook-Off Monday night to help raise money for the “A Better Hand Foundation” and the B&G Club in Hunter’s Point.

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49ers Host Red and Gold Rally

Posted by Jacob Most on September 13, 2012 – 3:39 PM

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York thanked the sizeable crowd that showed up to Wednesday’s first ever Red and Gold Rally. York spoke on the stage at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco to help inspire passion from the team’s Faithful fans.

The event helped build fan excitement ahead of the team’s home opener against the Detroit Lions on Sunday Night Football.

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Photo Blog: Saturday at 49ers Winter Fest

Posted by Scott Kegley on March 24, 2012 – 5:25 PM

Off to a tremendous start after bringing in over $250,000 on the first night, there were more activities in store for Saturday at the 49ers Winter Fest.

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Photo Blog: Friday at 49ers Winter Fest

Posted by Scott Kegley on March 23, 2012 – 5:17 PM

Though neither had ever been curling before, tight ends Delanie Walker and Nate Byham made a competition out of the curling tutorial at the 49ers Winter Fest.

“We discussed it last night after I got in,” said Byham. “Delanie said, ‘I’ve been running this curling event.’ I’ve never done it yet, but I have some confidence.”

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12th Annual 49ers Winter Fest Kicks Off

Posted by Scott Kegley on March 22, 2012 – 5:05 PM

Now in it’s 12th year, the 49ers Winter Fest is still going strong. This year’s event is poised to raise a record amount of money for the 49ers Foundation, which helps keep kids safe, on track and in school.

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49ers to Participate in “Come Out and Play”

Posted by Scott Kegley on August 23, 2011 – 11:52 AM

Join 49ers alumni Joe Nedney, Guy McIntyre, Keena Tuner, Steve Bono and Dennis Brown at the Spirit of Santa Clara: Come Out and Play on Tuesday, September 6.

The Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the 49ers as well as the San Jose Sharks, San Jose Earthquakes and Oakland Athletics to celebrate the spirit of professional sports in the region.

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Walker to Attend Hillsborough Concours D’Elegance

Posted by Scott Kegley on August 17, 2011 – 6:40 PM

Car enthusiast and 49ers tight end Delanie Walker will once again be attending the Hillsborough Concours D’Elegance. Walker will be joined 49ers Chairman/Owner John York, 49ers alumni and the Gold Rush girls for a day focused on automotive excellence

Money raised will benefit three local charities including the 49ers Foundation.

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