Member Spotlight: Stacy Kimble

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Stacy Kimble has been a football fan her entire life, specifically the 49ers.  She cannot remember a time when she was not a diehard Niners fan as she grew up in a house of fans.  Stacy’s all-time favorite players are Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. When asked why, Stacy said “They are the GOATs, I miss seeing them play…they were quite the pair.” We also talked about her prediction for the Niners this year and her response was “We will win our conference for sure and might even go to the Super Bowl.  We have a GREAT team this year.  Jimmy G has the potential to be another Joe Montana.”  We then talked about LOTE specifically and why she chose to join, Stacy said, “It means a lot to me.  It means being a part of something greater than me.  I like everything that LOTE represents because it aligns with my love of football, my personal values and gives me the opportunity to give back in many ways.”  Stacy works two jobs and dedicates her free time to volunteering.  She is a huge supporter of the NFL Alumni and you will see her volunteering in their events throughout the year as well as supporting many other organizations, including LOTE.  Stacy and her wife Tammy married this year on Valentine’s Day, but have been together for 25 years.  They share their home with their cat “Babygirl”.  Thank you for being a part of the LOTE family.  Go Niners!!!

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Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 27and join LOTE for Cocktails & Couture — the San Francisco 49ers Academy’s annual “Girls’ Night Out” fundraising extravaganza! Men are welcome to join as well.  The event features premium cocktails & wine tasting, delectable hors-d’oeuvres, shopping for a cause with chic fashion boutiques, and a trendsetting fashion show featuring the ladies of the 49ers!

Cocktails & Couture attracts empowered and influential Bay Area women. They come together to sip, celebrate and raise funds for the San Francisco 49ers Academy in East Palo Alto. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit http://49ersacademy.org/couture/

The Academy provides adolescent students with a community of support that empowers them to be engaged in school, to reach their full potential, and achieve academic and personal success in middle school, high school and beyond.   The organization is embedded within the public school system, allowing their dedicated team to provide services and programming directly at school sites. Because they are in schools all day –  every day, they see the unique needs of each student and partner with teachers and the community to address them. By providing students with the resources, relationships, and support services they need, the 49ers Academy is changing lives–one student at a time!

If you are unable to attend the event, but want to contribute to this incredible organization, please visit http://49ersacademy.org/to learn more about donation, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

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In his rookie year, 2017, DB Adrian Colbert played in 14 games, racking up impressive stats; 32 tackles, 2 FFs, 1 FR and 5 PDs, while adding 6 special teams tackles.  Fans quickly took notice when #38 (turned in his rookie number for #27 this year) stepped onto the field anticipating a great defensive play.  Contributing to the excitement generated during the latter part of last season, fans cannot wait to see what he accomplishes on the field this year.

Why LOTE loves him

Not only is Colbert an amazing athlete, he also naturally aligns with LOTE’s mission to make a positive impact through education, support, and hard work on underserved communities and for those of any gender overcoming adversity.  He personally overcame adversity and has a long history of paying it forward through dedicating his time and resources to the community.  When he was 9, he suffered a life-threatening injury after being hit by a car.  Upon his recovery, his family moved to a new city that did not feel like home.  He found comfort with the Clarke family who loved and supported him alongside his family, encouraging him to continue to work hard and become the elite athlete he is today.  Colbert attended the Ladies of the Empire annual mixer last year.  He was so fun, approachable and engaging. He left a lasting impression with everyone who attended.  While at the mixer, Colbert donated to our fundraising efforts and encouraged others to do the same throughout the evening.  When Colbert was interviewed by the 49ers he stated “My cause is Social Equality…I want to help make a positive change the world and find a solution to the issues I dealt with growing up.”

Colbert is an amazing person with a huge charitable heart and incredible skills on the field which is why we love him being a part of the 49ers family and we look forward to cheering for #27 for many seasons to come.

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LOTE Watch Party

It’s our favorite time of the year….football season!! Join us at noon, on September 9th, at the official LOTE Kickoff Watch Party.  We have secured an incredible location for you to cheer on the Niners in a private room at Campo Di Bocce Fremont, for FREE.  The Watch Party is open to all and the venue is kid friendly. You will not want to miss this exciting opportunity to mingle with your LOTE family and cheer on our Niners. Campo Di Bocce is located at 4020 Technology Pl, Fremont, CA. 94538.  See you on the 9th.

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On August 9th, the 49ers preseason officially kicked off with a nail bitter against the Dallas Cowboys, we pulled out the win with a final score of 24-21.  The Tailgating Family really knows how to bring the season in with style.  Our very own LOTE member, Dana Simas (aka The Tailgating Queen) and her husband Paul (aka Silver Fox) partnered with Tara Stinson (aka The Shot Princess) and her husband Kevin (aka Chef Hubby) to create one of the most welcoming and fun tailgating parties at Levi’s stadium.  When you show up, you are immediately a part of their tailgate family, no matter what team you root for.  They believe you can still unite simply over the love of football and mutual respect for one another.  Their epic tailgating party continues to grow as more and more people want to share in the festivities, munch on some delicious food grilled up by Kevin, enjoy an amazing drink made by Paul on the Daiquiri Whacker (you have to see this thing!), or take down one of Tara’s famous mystery shots.  Many LOTE members are regulars at this tailgate party located in Green Lot, Pole 3.  If you are in town for a game, stop by and join the party!

How do you celebrate game day?  On September 16th, post your photos to Facebook and/or Instagram with #gamedayLOTE for a chance to win a Ladies of the Empire t-shirt.

 

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Arlene has been a San Francisco 49ers fan since 1981. Her friend had season tickets back then and she attended many games at the Stick. Later, she became a season ticket holder herself. Her passion for the Niners is evident in her love and knowledge of the history of the players, the plays, the rivalries and the coaches. In 2014, the 49ers opened the museum at Levi’s stadium and Arlene was there to welcome fans and visitors as the doors opened for the first time. If you have the good fortune to run into Arlene while she is working at the 49ers museum, you would be impressed with her ability to run down Jerry Rice’s stats, as she points to footballs suspended overhead, representing his touchdown receptions. Her face lights up when she’s talking about the G.O.A.T., her favorite player, Jerry Rice, the greatest receiver of all time. She even journeyed to Canton, Ohio in 2010 for the Hall of Fame induction of Jerry Rice.

Her enthusiasm for educating museum-goers with facts is natural for Arlene, an Elementary School Teacher for the past 31 years. Currently she teaches 5thgraders math and social studies and her kids definitely know she is a Niner fan by the memorabilia on her desk, and of course her stories. When asked about her favorite play, she did not hesitate, “it was NaVorro Bowman’s interception return for an 89-yard touchdown against Arizona, the last game at Candlestick in 2013.” Arlene has such a love for our Niners!When asked what being a member of Ladies of the Empire means to her, she quickly responded, “die hard Niner fans who always cheer on our team, help out our community, and it’s a sisterhood.” Good women doing great things and loving football. What could be better?

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