Cocktails and Couture


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On the evening of September 28th, the Ladies of the Empire, represented by Oona Smith, Cindy Robins and Monique Morales, were honored to be in attendance at the Cocktails and Couture event to benefit the San Francisco 49ers Academy. Under the clear dusk sky, we were graciously welcomed into the private home of one of the Academy’s Board members in Woodside. Vendors lined the walkway with their scrumptious treats, beautiful artisan creations from jewelry and apparel to unique sports themed gifts for men. The wine and cocktails flowed freely for this incredible cause. Ladies cheerily conversed as they sampled culinary delights while sipping these festive beverages. And of course, some our favorite 49ers football players were there too, to mingle and participate in the fashion show. Dontae Johnson, Eric Reid and Raheem Mostert were there with their gorgeous ladies. Alumni was represented by the ever-charming, handsome former Forty-Niners Quarterback, Steve Bono and his lovely wife, Tina. The event was charged with energy, great raffle prizes and a live auction, which included “Dinner with Firemen”, a big hit for sure! The fashions were delightful and looked amazing on the models. The event was a great success. We are grateful to support the San Francisco 49ers Academy and can’t wait to attend again next year.

Located in East Plao Alto, the San Francisco 49ers Academy is a private non-profit agency embedded in the public school system providing on-site services, staff, and programs to middle and high school students. This unique and innovative model allows the 49ers Academy to address ongoing challenges facing low income students and helps bridge the opportunity gap that they face daily.

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A thank you message from a deserving young lady:

Thank you for the 49er tickets.  My family loves the 49ers even though they have been losing.

I had never been to a game because my parents said it costs too much and there’s too many of us to afford to go. My dad works a lot so I never get to see him much and he knows more about football than anybody else in my family. So I’m so glad that I made the choice to pick him to go with me to the game because it was a blast. It was one of the best days of my life because I got to go to a football game for the first time and spend time with my dad. I couldn’t believe I got to go to a real game and with my dad!

Thank you again for the tickets. I will never forget this special day.

Tiffany P.

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This time of year is exciting for the Faithful. We are ready to bring on new, fresh talent. Our hopes are high for a winning season. This year in particular is electrifying because of all of the changes in the front office. “Brick by brick” as they say.   I cannot wait for the regular season to start!

But allow me a few sentences to just whine a bit. By the time this newsletter is posted, we will know who is on our team. The elite 53 who will carry us a Superbowl! But who are they? Each summer, I invest time getting to know our new players and learning their numbers. It’s usually not an overwhelming amount of time because there’s a stable number of veterans that I’ve already studied and committed to memory. But this summer? My gosh! I’m unable to keep up! I feel like I have to get to know the whole entire team – and don’t even get me started on the coaching staff. When they released Ahmad Brooks, I couldn’t believe it. Are we going to have a new #55? Ugh, and the recirculated jersey numbers during preseason make me crazy. Controversy aside, can you even handle seeing a #7 out there that’s not Kaep? I.just.can’t. And stay away from #74, I don’t want to hear it. Let’s just keep him on the team or I will lose my mind.

Ok, that was more than a few sentences, but I really needed to vent. I know there are many reading this thinking “Change is good. We need change. A younger team, blah blah blah”. I agree with you but geesh, I’m glad there’s not a quiz on our new team.

More than anything, I remain hopeful. I am excited for our reinvented team, seeing the “brick by brick” philosophy come to life. Thanks for listening. Go 49ers!!

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