OTAs are alive and well in Santa Clara, but off-the-field, the San Francisco 49ers have had a busy week as well.

49ers PRIDE

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.

“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.”

Fans can sign up at 49ers.com/PRIDE and can purchase special edition gear both at the team store and Shop49ers.com. Proceeds will go towards supporting LGBTQ+-focused non-profit organizations.

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

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

I created Fangirl Sports Network as a place for female sports fans to follow their favorite teams with content and coverage that speaks directly to females. It started with one and then eight and now 32 NFL Fangirls and 15 NBA Fangirls.