Kelly Clark threw the ball to her husband, ‘The Catch,’ former San Francisco 49er Dwight Clark
Jim Harbaugh, event host Chris Kelly, and Greg St. Claire of Avenir Restaurant Group
Aiden and August with their mom, Jennifer Carrico
49ers game day flag carriers
Soirée (noun): a party or gathering held in the evening, especially in someone’s home. Red Carpet Bay Area rates the 49ers Academy Soiree on September 28, 2013, tops in the category! Celebrity chefs Michael Mina and Bradley Ogden teamed up with Greg St. Claire‘s Avenir Restaurant Group to provide a progressive spread with wines from Robert Foley, Schramsberg, Skipstone and Tusk, just to name a few, throughout the yard. The feast led to a seated live auction and dessert finale, followed by a private concert and dancing to ’80’s pop and punk sensation, The English Beat.
The location: the Atherton home of Georgetown, Yale and Harvard Law School alumnus, and Facebook’s former chief privacy officer Chris Kelly, and his just as impressive wife, lawyer Jennifer Carrico. They welcomed some 280 supporters for the annual 49ers Academy ‘Under the Stars‘ benefit event and raised $400,000.
The beneficiary: 49ers Academy‘s small, nurturing environment for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students living in the heart of East Palo Alto’s most challenged neighborhood.
Not only known for their generosity and philanthropy, Chris Kelly and Jennifer Carrico also represent innovative companies and are known for their work to make the Internet a safer place for both children and adults.
Scenes from the 49ers Academy Soirée:
49ers Academy executive director Michele Sharkey with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Bono
Jill Stokes with husband JJ Stokes, former wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers
49ers Foundation executive director Joanne Pasternack with Michele Lago
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh with wife Sarah Harbaugh
George Drysdale, Kelly Grimes
Marybeth La Motte, Cori Miller, Julie Umnov
The Avenir Restaurant Group, Michael Mina and Bradley Ogden teamed up to provide a unique, five-star dining experience at the 49ers Academy Soiree
Photos by Terrell Lloyd
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