Caring for Kids: It’s Our Mission Beyond the Gridiron

The NFL Alumni is a charitable organization composed of former professional football players guided in their volunteer efforts by the mission statement “Caring for Kids,” and who are dedicated to work on behalf of youth and charity. The Northern California Chapter is based in Redwood City, California, and conducts events at its headquarters office and throughout the San Francisco Bay area.

49ers Day

Early Bird book promotion – Free NFL Alumni “Caring for Kids” Tote Bag

With the purchase of 5 books – Free NFL Alumni “Caring for Kids” Autograph Cap

With the purchase of 10 or more books – Free Alumni “Caring for Kids” Tote Bag Autograph Cap and Alumni T-shirt

Other great 49er players will be stopping by throughout the day to sign the book including: Dennis Brown, Tim Anderson, Delvin Williams, Eason Ramson, Tommy Hart, Frank Nunley and others.

For more information or to order your books: call (650) 921-4191 or (650) 366-3659; or email CAROLYN_HOSKINS56@YAHOO.COM

Saying Goodbye to “Marvelous” Marv Hubbard

Former Oakland Raider Marv Hubbard, a three-time Pro Bowl fullback during the 1970s, has died, the team announced Monday May 4, 2015.

Hubbard was 68. Marv gained 4,394 yards and scored 22 touchdowns for the Raiders from 1969-75. He rushed for a career-high 1,100 yards in 1972, the seventh-best single-season total in Raiders history. Hubbard, who would have turned 69 on Thursday, was an 11th-round draft choice by the Raiders after his career at Colgate University.

The Raiders, NFL Alumni Northern California, and all of Marv’s friends are saddened to learn of the passing of Marv. We extend our sincere condolences to the Hubbard family.

Marv Hubbard
Marv Hubbard

Remembering Bob St. Clair, a San Francisco Football Legend

We’re sad to report that former 49ers offensive tackle Bob St. Clair, a hulking Hall of Famer and colorful San Francisco native who spent nearly his entire playing career in the city, passed away on Monday, April 20th, 2015 in Santa Rosa at the age of 84.

A third-round pick of the 49ers in 1953, he spent the early part of his career opening holes for the “Million Dollar Backfield,” a quartet of quarterback Y.A. Tittle and running backs John Henry Johnson, Hugh McElhenny and Joe Perry. Each member of the foursome was inducted into the Hall of Fame by 1987.

The field at Golden Gate Park’s Kezar Stadium, where the 49ers played from 1946 through 1970, was renamed Bob St. Clair Field in 2001.

We extend our sincere condolences to Bob’s wife Marsha and the entire St. Clair family. Bob’s presence will be sorely missed.

Bob St. Clair
Bob St. Clair

Honoring the Career of Former 49ers RB J.D. Smith

J.D. Smith Jr., a two-time Pro Bowl running back with the San Francisco 49ers, who ranks sixth on the franchise’s all-time rushing list with 4,370 yards, passed away at his home in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday April 1, 2015. He was 83 years old.

Nicknamed “The Cinderella Man” for his inauspicious route into the NFL, Smith, who played a total of 10 years – eight with the 49ers and two with the Dallas Cowboys, began his NFL career as a 24-year old rookie and U.S. military veteran with two children. His 10 touchdowns in the 1959 season remains tied with six other 49ers, including Frank Gore and Joe Perry, for the most rushing touchdowns ever in single-season team history.

He was an active member of the NFL Alumni Association Northern California Chapter, and gave back to his community by mentoring young athletes and even coaching local Pop Warner football teams well into his senior years.

We extend our sincere condolences to J.D.’s children and family for the loss of their hero.

J.D. Smith
J.D. Smith

Our Caring for Kids Initiatives

The NFL Alumni Northern California Chapter holds its Annual Charity Golf Classic each June at world renowned TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Now in its 33rd year, the tournament proceeds are used to support the Association’s mission of Caring for Kids. Each year, the NFL Alumni selects a former Raider and 49er as their Annual Honorees. After a fun day on the course, everyone comes in for a dinner program that includes video highlights, a live auction, and presentations to the honorees. It’s a great event where former players get to reminisce with their former teammates and rivals, and share the experience with you, their newfound friends and sponsors. All for the sake of raising funds for Caring for Kids.Come Join Us at This Year's Tournament!

Klays for Kids

The NFL Alumni Association Northern California Chapter conducts their annual Klays for Kids team challenge event that support youth scholarships, sports, and programs throughout the year. Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting, often described as “golf with a shotgun” because a typical course includes various different shooting stations laid out over natural terrain. The NFL Alumni team challenge shooting format consists of teams of five, which include a celebrity captain. The shooting is fun, safe and is all in the spirit of charity.

Drug Prevention Program

The NFL Alumni Association conducts educational forums that reach out to youth about substance abuse and the perils of drugs and alcohol. Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Day Event Chair Carolyn Hoskins coordinates an exceptional group of former NFL players and coaches to speak to these kids. Some have given emotionally captivating self-portraits of their lives as athletes who struggled with addiction, yet rehabilitated themselves to turn their lives around and become leaders. Your donations help support this extraordinary program.