Donald Strickland Foundation to Host Fundraiser, Mini Football Camp in SF Bay Area
- By Laurie Watanabe
- Jun 21, 2012
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and are looking for something fun to do with the kids the weekend of July 6-7, you’re in luck. And bonus points if you’re a football fan.
The Donald Strickland Foundation is hosting weekend events to raise funds for two organizations: a non-profit agency called Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, and The Tutorpedia Foundation, which provides academic support and mentoring services.
Donald Strickland, a veteran of the National Football League (NFL) who has played for the San Francisco 49ers and has strong family ties to the area, will be hosting both events. Fundraising efforts kick off with a Friday, July 6, celebrity meet-and-greet at Lilienthal House in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights community. Activities for the evening include cocktails, dinner, music and the chance to rub elbows with a number of NFL stars.
That will be followed on Saturday, July 7, by a “Take the Corner Back” mini football camp at Candlestick Park for kids of all ages and abilities. NFL players as well as players from local high schools and youth leagues will be on hand to help participants master a range of activities, from throwing a football to conquering obstacle courses … and of course, perfecting that all-important end-zone touchdown dance.
The mini camp is free, but families must register to participate: (415) 920-5040, or supportforfamilies.org.
Tickets for the Lilienthal House fundraiser are available for purchase at thedonaldstricklandfoundation.eventbrite.com/.
The Donald Strickland Foundation sponsors events to raise awareness about children with disabilities and to support student athletes from disadvantaged communities. Strickland, a cornerback for the New York Jets, grew up in the Bay Area and attended Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco.
Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.