In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the San Francisco 49ers today announced that they are contributing $500,00 to support employees and the community.
The organization has partnered with Cindy Chavez, President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, and Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose, Comcast and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
“While the 49ers organization is talking to regional leaders to assess how we can best leverage our resources to help our friends and neighbors, we are happy to support this effort by Supervisor Chavez and Mayor Liccardo,” said team president Al Guido. “We appreciate their leadership and creating this opportunity for us to advocate for those most impacted by this situation.”
The 49ers are contributing $49,000 that will go to a new fund for nonprofit organizations in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties working to address COVID-19.
“The 49ers continue to demonstrate their commitment to our community and their employees by stepping up in this time of uncertainty, with generosity and kindness,” said Cindy Chavez, President of the Board of Supervisors, Santa Clara County.
The 49ers have long shown a commitment to the Bay Area community. Bravo to them for continuing their support in this time of need.
“The 49ers continue to show their importance to our community during a time of considerable uncertainty,” said Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose. “Their efforts will aid in protecting vulnerable populations during this crisis. I am grateful for our partnership.”
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