San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is bringing some special guests to Miami as he plays in his first career Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2.
Working with financial-services company USAA and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Kittle is rewarding the family of a fallen soldier the opportunity to attend Super Bowl LIV, as the 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs. The family of Martin “Mick” LaMar will be making the trip to Miami.
“The work I do with the USAA and the TAPS organization is something I really have kind of fallen in love with,” Kittle said, according to ESPN. “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.”
LaMar’s wife Josephine and son Nicolas will be attending the Super Bowl, thanks to help from Kittle. LaMar was shot and killed in 2011, while on his second tour of duty in Iraq.
“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. “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.”
Kittle has been a huge part of San Francisco’s success on the field this season, catching 85 passes for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns.