George Kittle, 49ers, Football, Super Bowl

Jonathan Bachman

Super Bowl Player Gives Tickets to Family of Fallen Soldier #GoodVibes

With Jason Pullman

January 27, 2020
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George Kittle, the star tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, decided to not give his Super Bowl tickets to his own family, but instead donate them to a military family in need.

He teamed up with the USAA and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to find a very deserving 49ers family. Kittle was then introduced to the LaMar family whose father, Sgt. Martin "Mick" was killed in action in Iraq on Jan. 15, 2011. 

LaMar's widow, Josephine "Josie" LaMar, and his only son, Nicolas LaMar, will travel to Miami to root for the 49ers and Kittle when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 2.

"As I hit the field to play in the Super Bowl, I find comfort in the fact that 49ers fans Josie and Nicolas LaMar will be cheering our team on," Kittle said in a statement.

Kittle has nothing but respect for the armed forces and the men and women that sacrifice their lives for us every day. He is so happy that he is able to honor Sgt. LaMar while also recognizing his family and giving them a trip they will never forget.