The San Francisco 49ers veterans are off doing their own things for the next five weeks until training camp, and for many it involves some kind of charity work or football camp. This weekend, NaVorro Bowman is hosting his Washington, DC-based football camp. And previously Jennifer Chan had some pictures and takeaways from Antoine Bethea’s celebrity softball game.
Earlier this week, quarterback Colin Kaepernick had his fourth annual charity fundraiser for Camp Taylor. We’ve discussed his involvement with Camp Taylor in the past, including some great pictures of him with the kids. The camp provide a place for kids with heart conditions to enjoy a normal camp environment that many camps cannot provide. It is medically supervised and provides a chance for kids to take part in an assortment of activities. You can learn more about the camp here.
Kaepernick has been actively involved with the camp since entering the NFL. His parents lost two kids shortly after birth due to heart defects. This led in part to the decision to subsequently adopt Kaepernick. He has donated money to the camp, and this week marked the fourth charity golf tournament. The charity event has raised over $900,000 combined over the past three years, and it sounds like it was another great success this year. There are plenty of great pictures from the event below, and I’ve embedded some video above, courtesy of the Modesto Bee.
It's crazy wonderful that @kaepernick7 just gifted us w/ another 6 figure gift! #OurGuy #WeAreHumbled #Thankful #CHD pic.twitter.com/I6ej6OopVf— Camp Taylor (@Camp_Taylor) June 23, 2016
Against All Odds our campers stand up & show everyone that their heart disease will not stop them #OurFuture #CHD pic.twitter.com/PWhgmnCzvI— Camp Taylor (@Camp_Taylor) June 22, 2016
Perhaps our favorite photo of the golf event day! Because we are all about the kids! #FightingCHD #KapsCampers pic.twitter.com/AH3hH4TqwU— Camp Taylor (@Camp_Taylor) June 22, 2016
Their commitment to the children is steep & deep CT namesake Taylor w/ half a heart & @Kaepernick7 = driving force! pic.twitter.com/MoAUO3810h— Camp Taylor (@Camp_Taylor) June 22, 2016
We always sound great w/ help from @Kaepernick7 family! Thank you @DarthKaepernick & George for being our great MCs! pic.twitter.com/G5Mgnr8pXw— Camp Taylor (@Camp_Taylor) June 22, 2016
Thank you @nessnitty for coming out and helping with our @Kaepernick7 golf event! You helped us shine! pic.twitter.com/T7JsFNzFPL— Camp Taylor (@Camp_Taylor) June 22, 2016
Huge thanks to the caring team @ShoePalace for going above & beyond for our kids! #GivingHearts #ShoePalaceCares pic.twitter.com/2S4bI1Zyqy— Camp Taylor (@Camp_Taylor) June 22, 2016
@Kaepernick7 He's here for the kids! Right beside us & 100% behind us. The kids are all smiles #CHD #AAOdds pic.twitter.com/cKoCQGT8BI— Camp Taylor (@Camp_Taylor) June 22, 2016
@Kaepernick7 time with campers before the golf tournament #CHD #HeartKidsAreCTKids #ThisIsWhatLoveLooksLike #AAOdds pic.twitter.com/hqAhb8PmbE— Camp Taylor (@Camp_Taylor) June 21, 2016
Thank you @Camp_Taylor & @Kaepernick7 for another great Tourney today! It's a blessing to give back. #CommunityFirst pic.twitter.com/RI0dRshM9m— ShoePalace.com (@ShoePalace) June 20, 2016