Turlock Celebrates Hometown Football Star Colin Kaepernick With A Big Game Tailgate Party

Jan 30, 2013, 20:47 ET from Turlock Education Foundation

TURLOCK, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turlock believes its hometown native Colin Kaepernick, Quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers is going to make his dream a reality! The community is bursting with pride for its local star.  To honor and celebrate Kaepernick's success and hopeful victory in Sunday's Big Game the Turlock Education Foundation is hosting "Turlock Believes," a Tailgate Party on Saturday, February 2nd, from 11:00am till 2:00pm at Pitman High School, 2525 West Christoffersen Pkwy in Turlock, California.  To add to the excitement, at the event Turlock Mayor John Lazar will proclaim it "Go Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers Weekend."

Kaepernick's Football Focus in his now famous, "I have a dream…" fourth grade letter has inspired people to join together and honor him at "Turlock Believes," a family-friendly tailgate party to kick off the Big Game weekend. Open to the public, all fans are invited to join in the festivities.

Turlock Education Foundation president, Barney Gordon said, "We're thrilled to see our very own in the Big Game.  Not only is Kaepernick a role model for our youth, but he has renewed Turlock's sense of pride in our community. We're excited to see him play a big part in bringing home the Niner's sixth Big Game win."

The "Turlock Believes" Tailgate Party will offer food and product vendors, as well as opportunities for fans of all ages to participate in fun activities, take pictures, record videos and send notes of encouragement to Kaepernick. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own BBQs to tailgate. Propane, tobacco, and alcohol will not be permitted.

Supporting Turlock Unified School District Students, the mission of the Turlock Education Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting Turlock Unified School District students, is to enhance and enrich the educational experience by establishing and maintaining a pathway to secure vital resources and partnerships with individuals, families, organizations, and businesses. 

Attendees can follow updates on the upcoming festivities on Facebook, or by following the hashtag #TurlockBelieves on both Twitter and Instagram.

For more information on the event, including how you can participate, how you can donate, or how you can become a sponsor, please visit www.turlockedfoundation.org/turlockbelieves or email turlockbelieves@turlockedfoundation.org.


Barney Gordon



SOURCE Turlock Education Foundation