OTAs are alive and well in Santa Clara, but off-the-field, the San Francisco 49ers have had a busy week as well.
On Wednesday, 49ers’ President Al Guido and the 49ers announced 49ers PRIDE, “believed to be the first-ever fan community started by an NFL franchise to directly engage and support LGBTQ+ fans and allies,” per the team.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) May 29, 2019
“The 49ers organization is proud to welcome 49ers PRIDE – the official community of 49ers fans who identify as LGBTQ+ and their allies – to our network of fan groups that connect members of the Faithful with our brand and create unique engagement opportunities,” said Guido in a statement. “We want every fan to feel like a part of the 49ers family and we look forward to furthering our presence in the LGBTQ+ community through this initiative.”
Picnic on the Field
Yesterday, the 49ers Foundation held their 2nd Annual Picnic on the Field presented by United Airlines. Upwards of 2,000 fans joined Jerry Rice, DeForest Buckner, Jimmy Garoppolo and about three dozen other Niners for a fun day included a kid zone, food trucks and stuffing 1,000 backpacks with school supplies for children in the Bay Area community.
*Photos provided by 49ers.com