The Day I Saw a 49er Cry

Posted Tuesday, November 8th, 2005 at 03:12 AM

[UPDATE 3] Lem created a pretty cool video with the footage and pictures we took. Download it (14 mb, Quicktime 7 required)
[UPDATE 2] The article on CityTeam’s site, and one of the 49ers website.
[UPDATE] The photos are up on CityTeam’s Flickr album.

Lem takes photos of the 49ers
What’s that little Filipino guy doing?

Several, actually. One of the benefits of working for a large non-profit is the chance to meet certain celebrities in the local community. Today Lem and I took photos and video of five 49ers players who came to help CityTeam with the daily dinner at the San Jose mission. I wish I followed the 49ers better this season because the only one I recognized was Ken Dorsey (7). Others that lent their time were Shawntae Spencer (36), Bruce Thornton (26), Julian Peterson (98), and Otis Amey (18). As big and intimidating as they were, they, just like you and me, broke down in tears when cutting up an onion. All really nice guys. The poor and homeless who came in for a meal loved getting a chance to chat with them as they passed by to get their food.

I don’t know if I’m allowed to post photos that we took, since they’re property of CityTeam. They’ll be up on the CityTeam website and other news sites soon enough. A similar event is coming up with the San Jose Sharks, and I’m really looking forward to that!

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