Niners, past and present, take part in community events

Niners greats Ronnie Lott, Dwight Clark and Roger Craig will be among the Bay Area sports celebrities taking part Tuesday in a celebration of Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration while supporting several local charities.

The event is scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. at the Metreon in San Francisco.

 

Stanford basketball great Jennifer Azzi, Olympic gold medal swimmer Natalie Coughlin, and Golden State Warriors Stephen Jackson, Jamal Crawford, Corey Maggette and Ronny Turiaf, and others, are scheduled to participate in the celebration.

 

Tickets and event information are available at Inaugurationwest.com or by calling 415-771-9271. A portion of all proceeds will benefit local charities, including All Stars Helping Kids, Omega Boys Club, The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) education programs and the San Francisco Black Film Festival’s Urban Kidz youth program.

 

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Tully Banta-Cain, Mark Roman, and Donald Strickland, along with their families and 49ers staff will participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Santa Clara Valley‘s Freedom Train on Monday.

 

The players, staff and families will be joining hundreds of fellow Bay Area citizens on the Freedom Train Caltrain headed to the MLK Day Rally in San Francisco to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

 

The train will depart from the Diridon Caltrain Station (65 Cahill Street) in San Jose at 9:30 a.m. and will arrive in San Francisco at 10:55 a.m.  The train will stop in Sunnyvale (9:45), Palo Alto (9:59) and San Mateo (10:22). 

 

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