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.