The Christmas season is upon us and some of the San Francisco 49ers have decided to give back to the community. Navorro Bowman shows why he is a leader on the field and a person for the youth to look up to as well. He will team with the Bayview YMCA and the Urban Ed Academy, both of which are from Hunters Point District. Their objective is to make the Christmas season a better time for over 200 disadvantaged kids by hosting a toy drive.
The Holiday Toy Drive will take place today at 5pm at the following location:
1601 Lane Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
The 49ers Foundation is a partner with the Bayview YMCA. Bowman and the Foundation will secure books, games and sneakers to be distributed to the kids.
Bowman’s publicist, Theodore Palmer is the CEO of Creative Edge Publications. Palmer highlighted why this is so important to Bowman in his press release. “As a product of the Boys & Girls Club in Prince George County (Maryland), Bowman is eager to lend a helping hand to those in the Hunters Point District who are socioeconomically challenged, having been raised in a similar environment. His ultimate goal is to beam rays of sunshine, hope and joy to a predominantly African-American community considered a haven for crime and despair.”
This is just a part of a collective effort that Bowman has put forth to help those who are less fortunate. “Furthermore, Bowman is thrilled to embrace and acknowledge a continued partnership with the Urban Ed Academy, a program that helps underprivileged boys, grades 3 to 5, to succeed in life by enhancing their communication and life skills. With the support of parents, families, schools and the community, The Urban Ed Academy extends to students an opportunity to explore various methods of learning. In an effort to raise awareness of the program, an initiative for which he has a strong passion and commitment to enhance the lives of young people in the San Francisco community, Bowman hosted a charity fundraiser earlier this summer.”
Bowman is a great human interest story himself. He started sports at a young age and was a member of District Heights boys and girls club, where he played both basketball and football. He excelled early and was invited to many All-star Events. Bowman was a standout player at Suitland High School in Forestville, Maryland.
ESPN did a story on Navorro Bowman as part of their E60 series. He has set a great example of how people can overcome adverse situations and become a successful person.