Touchdowns for Kids Program


Touchdowns for Kids co-founders Tad Taube and John York

Touchdowns for Kids co-founders Tad Taube and John York.

As the 49ers secured the title of NFC Champions, their efforts this season have raised $500,000to support Bay Area youth organizations through Touchdowns for Kids. With fundraising efforts led by Tad Taube, Chairman of Taube Family Foundation and President of the Koret Foundation, Touchdowns for Kids is a collaboration between Taube, Koret, and the 49ers Foundation that directs funding to six local youth organizations.

"To announce a combined $500,000 in contributions to be split among six terrific organizations helping kids throughout the Bay Area is a source of enormous pride for everyone involved in the program," said Taube.

For 2013 season, Touchdowns for Kids will benefit six San Francisco Bay Area organizations: 49ers Academy, Breakthrough Silicon Valley, East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Project, Juma Ventures, Navy Seal Foundation–Family Support Program and Silicon Valley Education Foundation.

"The San Francisco 49ers have served not only as an important institution in representing excellence in sports; the 49ers have also provided positive role models and financial support for at-risk youth throughout the Bay Area."
Tad Taube

During the 2011 and 2012 seasons, 11 local organizations were beneficiaries: 49ers Academy, Aim High, Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, BUILD, East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring, Eastside College Preparatory School, Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Pathways for Kids, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, and Summer Search. For the 2011 season, Taube and Koret donated $200,000, which increased to an incredible $500,000 for the 2012 season.

49ers players, including Michael Thomas and Scott Tolzien, show their support for local youth. 49ers players, including Michael Thomas and Scott Tolzien, show their support for local youth. 49ers players, including Michael Thomas and Scott Tolzien, show their support for local youth.

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Touchdowns for Kids welcomed several new funding partners as a result of last year's success, collaborating with the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, the Sobrato Organization, John York, the Friend Family Foundation, DivcoWest Real Estate Investments, Marcus & Millichap, the Bill and Susan Oberndorf Foundation, and Paul Wick.

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