49ers TE George Kittle Gifts Super Bowl Tickets To Family Of Army Vet Killed In Iraq
George Kittle is getting ready to play in Super Bowl LIV but he has already won over the hearts of a family with one gesture.
The 49ers star tight end recently gave two Super Bowl tickets to a Sacramento family who had their loved one killed in the line of duty serving his country.
Via The Mercury News –
“The family’s patriarch, Army Sergeant Martin “Mick” LaMar, was shot and killed on January 15, 2011. LaMar, who served with the Marines and Army, and who was a veteran of the Gulf War, died on his wedding anniversary. It also was the day he was scheduled to deploy home from Iraq.
He was survived by his wife Josephine and five children — one, a daughter, that he never met.”
“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,” said George Kittle. “It’s a special privilege to be able to team up with USAA and TAPS to award a trip to the Super Bowl to Sergeant LaMar’s family in recognition of his military service and paying the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country.”
Christian McCaffrey and Jarvis Landry have also joined in doing something similar to Kittle.