NFL Players Host Mini Football Camp, Fund-raiser in San Francisco

This weekend, the Donald Strickland Foundation will host a two-day event to raise money and awareness for the Support for Families of Children with Disabilities. The nonprofit agency helps San Francisco families and children with special needs.

On July 6, the event kicks off with a Celebrity Meet and Greet fund-raiser at 5 p.m. at the Lilienthal House. NFL celebrities will attend, and entertainment will be provided by Napata and the Chocolate Kisses and Victoria Theodore, classical pianist and backup singer for Stevie Wonder. The event will also include an auction of unique items and adventures.

On July 7, NFL athletes from around the country will lead a mini football camp at Candlestick Park from noon to 3 p.m. for children of all ages and abilities. Activities will include football throwing, obstacle courses and end zone touchdown dance practice. Special needs cheerleaders will also perform routines throughout the day. Performances by special needs and underprivileged youth throughout the San Francisco area will be featured.

NFL players scheduled to participate include Donald Strickland, Vernon Davis (SF 49ers), Chris Culliver (SF 49ers), Ashley Lelie, Rashawn Jackson (Oakland Raiders), Tyron Smith (Dallas Cowboys), Dwight Lowery (JAX Jaguars), Mike Adams (Denver Broncos), and Chris Baker (NY Jets).

In addition, the event will raise funds for The Tutorpedia Foundation, an educational resource for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sign up for the free event at Candlestick Park by calling Support for Families at (415) 920-5040 or clicking here. Get tickets for the Celebrity Meet and Greet here.