Football Meets the Ski Slopes for 49ers Foundation's Celebrity Winter & Wine Fest


March 7, 2007
SQUAW VALLEY, CALIFORNIA – (News Release) – The San Francisco 49ers are heading to the snow where they will join Olympians and other celebrities to raise funds at the San Francisco 49ers Foundation Seventh Annual Celebrity Winter & Wine Fest from March 22-25.

San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Mike Nolan, Offensive Coordinator Jim Hostler, Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky and Wide Receivers Coach/Senior Assistant Jerry Sullivan will join 49ers players Eric Heitmann, Brandon Moore, Joe Nedney, Moran Norris and Adam Snyder at the three-day event.

What is Squaw without Olympians? Steve Mahre highlights a group of Olympians who will compete in the ski race. Additional Olympians include Kristin Krone, Jeff Hamilton and Jonna Mendes. In addition, up-and-coming 15-year old Kyle Smaine also joins in the action this year.

Former 49ers Super Bowl champions Eric Wright (1981, 84, 88, 89), Keena Turner (1981, 84, 88, 89), Guy McIntyre (1984, 88, 89) and Gary Plummer (1994) are a few of the alumni players that will be in attendance.

The four-day event features a 49ers Coaching Chalk Talk on Friday, a Snowman Building Contest with players and coaches and the Celebrity Ski Race on Saturday, and evening dinners, auctions and balls.

The San Francisco 49ers Foundation is the non-profit community funding extension of the San Francisco 49ers. Now in its 15th year, the San Francisco 49ers Foundation supports development programs for underserved youth that keep them safe, on track and in school. A significant portion of its funding goes towards family violence prevention programs and activities that teach youth leadership and respect.

Under the direction of team owners Denise and John York, the 49ers Foundation has raised and distributed over $4 million to non-profit organizations over the last four years. In 2006, the 49ers Foundation had a record year distributing more than $1.2 million to non-profit organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.49ers.com.