SF 49ers: George Kittle honors military with ‘My Cause My Cleats’ campaign
By Peter Panacy
The SF 49ers’ George Kittle doesn’t shy away from honoring the military and their families, which continues in the “My Cause My Cleats” campaign.
SF 49ers fans need no introduction to just how personable first-team All-Pro tight end George Kittle is, who regularly entertains in front of the camera both on and off the field.
But those same fans may not realize just how giving Kittle is when it comes to recognizing the special services provided by members of the United States Military and especially their families.
Earlier this year, partnering with USAA, Kittle was part of an initiative that would reward a member of the military with some awesome prizes, including the chance to “game it up” with Kittle in a unique video game setting.
Now, along with the NFL’s well-known “My Cause My Cleats” campaign, Kittle is ensuring military members and their families get the respect and care they deserve.
In 2020, Kittle is pairing with TAPS, which stands for Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors. This initiative provides “comfort, care and resources to all those grieving the death of a military loved one.”
Kittle connected with Taps during his first Pro Bowl appearance after the 2018 season. This only drove him to get more involved in giving back to the military community. After all, Kittle’s uncle served in the Army National Guard, while the SF 49ers’ tight end’s good friend currently serves in the US Navy.
Prior to the SF 49ers’ appearance in Super Bowl LIV, Kittle met with the family of US Army Sgt. Martin “Mick” LaMar of Sacramento, who was killed in action on Nov. 15, 2011. Kittle gifted the LaMar family with tickets to the game, further showing the gratitude for not only the nation’s service members but their families as well.
“I like being proud of my country. I like being proud of the people that serve,” Kittle said.
Now, Kittle is doing what he can to honor those who serve and their families.
You can find out more about the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” initiative here, as well as USAA’s involvement as the NFL’s official Salute to Service partner here.
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