If you have been trying to decide which training camp practice you’d like of the San Francisco 49ers you’d like to attend, August 7 might be the day just for you. The 49ers announced that on 8/7 they will host Dwight Clark Day during the team’s open training camp to celebrate the man responsible for “The Catch.” The day will feature various activations to continue to honor Clark’s lasting legacy, which will include the following:
· First-come, first-serve Dwight Clark fan giveaways
· The sale of Letters to 87 at the 49ers Foundation’s “Dig for Gold” table, with an opportunity to have your book signed by author Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area
· The 49ers Museum will display a collection of letters collected by Maiocco for Letters to 87
· 49ers alumni will host families touched by ALS in the team’s Community Corner
· A special announcement of permanent Dwight Clark signage inside the bowl at Levi’s® Stadium
Tickets to Dwight Clark Day are still available at www.49ers.com/tickets/trainingcamp, and carry a $5 donation to the 49ers Foundation to help educate and empower Bay Area youth.
Practice will be from 10:15 a.m. PT and go through 12:15 p.m.
You can meet with Matt Maiocco from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. for a “Letters to 87 signing.”
About Letters to 87
Football fans will always remember “The Catch” as the moment a dynasty was born. When Dwight Clark received the touchdown pass that sent the 49ers to their first Super Bowl in 1982, an indelible moment was etched into the history of the NFL. Later, as Clark battled ALS, he and sportswriter Matt Maiocco put out a call to fans, asking them to share their memories of this moment. The letters that Clark and Maiocco received tell the story of how the man who wore number 87 brought together a city and a franchise through his sincerity, his loyalty, and his spirit for life and the game. Featuring essays by Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., Ronnie Lott, Joe Montana, Brian Murphy, and Kelly Clark, Letters to 87 offers rare photos and heartfelt letters from fans of San Francisco 49ers hero Dwight Clark. All royalties will go to the Golden Heart Fund, a nonprofit which supports former 49ers players. Find out more at www.lettersto87.com.
About the Golden Heart Fund
The Golden Heart Fund is an organization created to serve current and future 49ers alumni who are in need of financial, medical, psychological or emotional support. It was established in 2016 by San Francisco 49ers alumni and board members consist of alumni Harris Barton, Ronnie Lott, Brent Jones, and Ron Ferrari. For more information, please visit: https://goldenheartfund.org.