In a fitting end to 2018, 20/20 Sports Experience and The Lighthouse partnered with the San Francisco 49ers to experience their December 9th home game versus the Denver Broncos. Six total guests attended the game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, and witnessed an amazing victory by 49ers!
The Niners and especially our main point of contact, Daniel Wang, were thoughtful, attentive and helpful throughout the entire process leading up to game day. They gifted us with tickets, food vouchers, parking passes, swag bags with all sorts of 49ers gear, and a pre-game visit on the field. To say that we were pampered would be an understatement.
Our group was incredibly excited to use this game as a way to cheer on our favorite team, experience the energy of 40,000 plus fans and to feel more comfortable in such large public settings. 20/20’s goal is to instill confidence in visually impaired young adults by providing them a carefree day of sports and fun. Sports balances potential anxieties associated with being in large, often times chaotic, public settings. Our participants navigated the day excellently and we couldn’t have asked for better experience.
We look forward to 2019 and to partnering with the 49ers again next season.
This post is written by our fantastic partner, Jamey Gump. Jamey leads the Youth programming at the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
“On Friday, September 14th, 2018 the LightHouse Youth Program headed over to the AT&T Park to watch the Giants take on the Rockies. From the beautiful crisp evening game, to the overpowering yet delicious smell of stadium garlic fries, to Tony Bennet singing the Giants off the field, the evening turned out to be an awesome outing. Even Dodgers fans were caught cheering for a Giants win. We were even able to track down “Lou Seal” to get a great photo of some of the students that attended.
We want to thank 20/20 Sports and the SF Giants for continuing to partner with our youth community. We look forward to our next outing with the Giants!”
Following a remarkable first San Francisco Bay Area event with the San Jose Earthquakes, 20/20 Sports was able to attend our first baseball game with the San Francisco Giants! We were invited to attend a game against the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers. In partnership with the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 20/20 was able to provide four young adults with the experience of live baseball and the opportunity to be present for pregame batting practice on the field!
We were given the chance to witness players from both teams warm up just feet away from us. The energy on the field was electric; you could hear and feel the “CRACK” of the bat as batters hit baseballs into the stands. For most of our participants, it was their first time attending a live baseball game. The smile on their faces combined with the awe of being in such a setting, was truly special.
20/20 Sports Experience wants to thank the Lighthouse SF for their continued support, the San Francisco Giants for their generosity, and Brittany Bettencourt for being an amazing point of contact and facilitator for our event. We look forward to continuing the partnership in the seasons to come!