San Francisco 49ers Inspire High School Girls At T.H.I.N.K. GOLD Conference

San Francisco 49ers T.H.I.N.K. GOLD Conference

Gotta love those San Francisco 49ers!

 

The NFL team, along with the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI), recently hosted 50 outstanding female high school student athletes for a day of inspiration, goal-setting, football fundamentals, strength and conditioning training, and team-bonding. Now in its sixth year, the annual T.H.I.N.K. (Training, Health, Inspiration, Nutrition and Knowledge) Gold! Conference featured special guest speakers including 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh and defensive line coach Jim Tomsula.

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The lucky attendees of the San Francisco 49ers T.H.I.N.K. GOLD Conference participated in a series of empowering character building activities lead by San Francisco 49ers team co-owners Jenna and Mara York. The young women were then given the opportunity to take their positive attitudes to the turf. Once there, the girls received training tips from 49ers Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Mark Uyeyama, who was supported by Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Kevin Tolbert.

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One of the final sessions of the San Francisco 49ers T.H.I.N.K. GOLD Conference featured an exclusive tour inside the 49ers Sports Medicine and Football Operations departments led by Jeff Ferguson, Vice President of Football Operations for the 49ers.

 

“We believe female athletes have the ability to use their platform to change the world for good,” said BAWSI representative Heather Stewart, “It truly makes a difference to have an event like T.H.I.N.K. Gold! which features a series of professional athletes, coaches, and Olympians as well as professionals from various fields in the sports industry to build that platform and impact young women in a life-changing way.”

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San Francisco 49ers T.H.I.N.K. GOLD Conference

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With so many social issues impacting our girls, I think that this conference is a wonderful to reinforce the power of self-confidence and self-awareness in young women. High school is such a critical and influential time in a girl’s life, and it is conferences and community involvement like the San Francisco 49ers T.H.I.N.K. GOLD Conference that equips girls with the tools that they need to have bright, successful futures; rising above challenges to be the very best that they can be.

 

A huge kudos to the San Franciso 49ers for making an investment in the girls of their community! I would love to see every other NFL team across the nation follow in the 49ers footsteps and develop programs to support, uplift, and strengthen our girls. They are our nation’s precious treasures.

 

image source: San Francisco 49ers

 

San Francisco 49ers T.H.I.N.K. GOLD Conference

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