Steve Young for the 49ers Academy
San Francisco 49ers legend Steve Young hosted the 49ers Academy Secret Garden Gala at a private home in Woodside, on September 20, 2019. As a result, the event raised over $250,000 for students in East Palo Alto. Also in attendance, the York family, San Francisco 49ers alumni, and some 300 supporters. They mingled, dined, danced and bid on live auction items, all under the stars.
San Francisco 49ers Academy serves students in 6th – 12th grade in East Palo Alto public schools. They offer programs that remove barriers and provide services and resources to help the most vulnerable succeed. Importantly, the 49ers Academy works on keeping kids in school and on the path to graduation.
Because they are in schools all day and every day, the programs are designed to fit the unique needs of each student in partnership with the teachers. By providing students with the resources, relationships, and support services they need, they are changing lives–one student at a time.
Video by MBL Media Productions
Director of Photography: Mark Hamburg
Editor: Joanna Hidalgo
Writer/Producer: Marybeth La Motte
More Red Carpet Bay Area Coverage for San Francisco 49ers Academy:
49ers Academy Gala: Havana Nights
49ers Academy Cocktails and Couture 2017
Girls Night Out for the 49ers Academy (2015)
Girls Night Out for the 49ers Academy (2014)
49ers Academy Soiree 2013
49ers Academy Gala Under the Stars 2012
49ers Academy Gala Under the Stars 2011