49ers TE George Kittle sending family of fallen soldier to Super Bowl 54
George Kittle is excited by the fact that he’s making his Super Bowl debut with the San Francisco 49ers. However, he’s also going to be the first person to tell you that there are also things outside of the game that must be taken seriously as well. He did that by inviting the family of a fallen soldier to watch Super Bowl LIV live in Miami.
Kittle worked with USAA and the Tragedy Assistance Program of Survivors to bring the surviving family of Martin “Mick” LaMar to catch the biggest sporting event in America this year to the crowd. LaMar was a U.S. Army sergeant who was shot and killed during his second tour of duty in Mosul, Iraq, on Jan. 15, 2011.
The Sacramento native had a wife, Josephine and five children. All of them will be joining Kittle’s entourage as they watch the 49ers try and take down the Kansas City Chiefs for the Super Bowl.
Kittle shared how important it is to give back to the family of the people who risk their life to protect the country. Per ESPN’s Nick Wagoner:
“The work I do with the USAA and the TAPS organization is something I really have kind of fallen in love with,” Kittle said. “I have a lot of family in the military so it’s something that I just respect, and the sacrifice that they give is the ultimate sacrifice. So, if I can ever give back and make a family’s day or just make them smile a little bit, then I’ve just done a little part in their lives.”
It’s a great gesture on Kittle’s part. Hopefully, the good times don’t end there as the 49ers have a chance to win a Super Bowl for the first time since 1994.