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49ers Legends Kickoff 49IN49 Virtual Fitness Challenge benefitting the Golden Heart Fund

September 25, 2020

Join Jerry Rice, Steve Young, Joe Montana, Patrick Willis, Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Brent Jones, Ronnie Lott, Roger Craig, and Jesse Sapolu and Play-by-Play Host Dennis Brown to [VIRTUALLY] Run, Walk or Roll 49 Miles over 49 Days | September 20 – November 8, 2020

(Santa Clara, CA)  Today kicks off day one of the 49IN49 Virtual Fitness Challenge, running from September 20 – November 8, 2020. The global community of 49ers Faithful of all ages, abilities and fitness levels are invited to join some of the greatest 49ers Legends of all time to complete 49 miles of running, walking, or rolling their way to a healthier lifestyle over the next 49 days, all benefitting the Golden Heart Fund.

The Golden Heart Fund (TGHF) has reimagined their annual fitness challenge for 2020, emphasizing health and wellness while also raising funds and bringing awareness to their mission to provide a lifeline to 49ers Alumni in need of medical, psychological, emotional or fiscal support.

Co-Commissioners for 49IN49 are Steve Young and Jerry Rice. They are joined by Team Captains Roger Craig, Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Brent Jones, Ronnie Lott, Joe Montana, Jesse Sapolu, and Patrick Willis and Play-by-Play Announcer Dennis Brown. Together, represent the greatest lineup in the history of the NFL. With a combined 30 Super Bowl Championship rings, 55 Pro-Bowl appearances, 5 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinements and 1,000s of points scored, tackles recorded and jerseys cherished by fans, the opportunity for personalized interactions with these legends is priceless. For more on the 49IN49 Legends, visit this link | HERE [Commissioners + Captains].

Get to know the 49ers Legends! Participants will receive interactive videos from their team captains and commissioners weekly to keep them motivated. There will be virtual meet-ups, incentives, contests and prizes – including signed items, social media shout outs, and unique 49IN49 giveaways. There are two ways to register – GOLD RUSHERS ($149) receive their choice of team Captain plus a bonus giveaway. RED RUNNERS ($49) will be placed on a team. Regardless of level, every participant will receive:

  • Team Captain-specific technology-enabled FanBand
  • Mask from SAP honoring #87 Dwight Clark
  • Team Captain-specific t-shirt
  • Commemorative 49IN49 Race bib featuring the signatures of all 10 participating 49ers Legends
  • Premium Finisher Medal
  • Discount code for com
  • One (1) year complimentary membership in the new Golden Heart Fund Booster Club

Fans around the world can register today by visiting [GoldenHeartFund.org/race-home]. And while the challenge starts today – September 20, 2020 – participants are encouraged to go at their own pace with 49 days to complete their 49 miles. Start fast, finish strong or slow and steady. Every day or every other day. Walk, run or roll – it’s up to each participant how they chose to reach the endzone on November 8, 2020. Fans can track their results and keep up with their team by visiting this link | HERE.

To learn more about The Golden Heart Fund, please visit goldenheartfund.org. For more on 49IN49, please visit goldenheartfund.org/race-home or @goldenheartfund on Instagram.

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About The Golden Heart Fund

The Golden Heart Fund is supported by 49ers Faithful, Ownership (past and present), 49ers alumni and front office staff. With 49ers alumni greats at its core, providing funding support and relief for 49ers alumni who are facing significant physical, emotional and financial need, TGHF is a thriving support network. It is undeniable the amount of stress that is overlooked after retirement from the NFL. Whether the career was 2 years or 20 years, the struggle with depression, aftermath of physical injury, self-identity and financial burden is real. We have come together as a 49ers family to lift those who once lifted our city. For more on our mission, visit goldenheartfund.org/about [HERE].

A team is a Family. A Community. A network of supporters. A team lifts each other up, celebrates wins. Aches over losses. Together. OUR TEAM. OUR COMMUNITY. OUR 49ERS. But when the stadium is quiet, the jersey framed, the cleats retired – physically, financially, emotionally, who will be on your team? The Faithful. Your 49ers Family. Forever.

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Media contact:  Joanne Pasternack | (408) 595-4014 | joanne@goldenheartfund.org