Veterans from Protection Logistics Company Distribution San Joaquin, California visited the San Francisco 49ers’ coaching camp at Levi stadium right here Aug. 4, 2023, by means of Operation: Care and Consolation, a company supporting troops, veterans and their households throughout the globe.
The OCC president and founder, Julie DeMaria, labored with DDJC and different military-related businesses to offer veterans, reservists and active-duty service members the chance to observe and meet the 49ers gamers. She stated she based OCC as a grassroots motion in her storage 20 years in the past as a option to give again to service members and do her half in supporting the navy. DDJC has labored with OCC since 2008.
“DLA and DDJC is considered one of our closest companions in northern California,” DeMaria stated. “At present, we had been lucky sufficient to offer 50 navy members and veterans the chance to observe the crew apply, meet the gamers and get some autographs.”
Briana McDonald, a digital media coordinator for the 49ers, stated one of many crew’s most particular traditions is internet hosting an area for navy members of the Bay Space group in the course of the 49ers’ coaching camp.
“On Day 8 of 49ers’ coaching camp, the crew welcomed native navy members and organizations who help the navy and their households to observe open apply and meet their favourite 49ers’ gamers,” McDonald stated.
Zacary Ramirez, an administrative assistant for DDJC, stated that attending the coaching camp was a once-in-a-lifetime expertise.
“Being surrounded by veterans and energetic responsibility from all branches introduced again recollections and made it extra gratifying,” Ramirez stated. “I wish to take the time to thank everybody concerned with OCC. Ever since I joined the Marines, they have been there to ensure we’re cared for and afforded alternatives like this one.”
One other DDJC worker, administration analyst April Bendickson, stated the occasion blew away her expectations.
“So lots of the gamers greeted us, stopped to talk and made the entire expertise completely unforgettable,” Bendickson stated. “The truth that they had been variety sufficient to spend time with us out within the warmth after what appeared like a really intense apply session was so superior! OCC at all times offers such superb alternatives to us at DDJC and I am extremely grateful for this glorious alternative!”