Football fans and proud supporters of Turlock native Colin Kaepernick alike, get your barbeques ready.
Just one day before the Super Bowl, the Turlock Education Foundation will host a “Turlock Believes” tailgate party where Turlockers can show their support for the hometown football star.
The event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Pitman High School parking lot, will give Turlockers a chance to join together in honor of Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback and a Pitman High School graduate. The tailgate looks to both celebrate Kaepernick’s prior success and to root for a hopeful victory in the XLVII Super Bowl on Feb 3.
The name “Turlock Believes” comes from Kaepernick’s “I Believe” attitude that has been the talk of the nation. In multiple interviews, Kaepernick has addressed a letter that he wrote as an elementary student that includes dreams of becoming an NFL star. Now, at just 25-years-old, Kaepernick is living that childhood dream and leading the San Francisco 49ers into their sixth Super Bowl.
“The Turlock community is proud of Kaepernick, not just because of his performance on the field, but for representing the city well,” stated Councilman Steven Nascimento. “He is a humble man, and we couldn’t ask for a better advocate for Turlock. We want to support him and what he’s done for our community. He’s called positive attention to our community, and so we wish him the best.”
While attendees are encouraged to bring their own barbeques, other items – such as tobacco products, propane, and alcohol – will not be permitted at the event. The tailgate will also feature food vendors, as well as opportunities for fans of all ages to record videos and write letters of encouragement for Kaepernick.
“The event is open to the public and offers an opportunity for the City of Turlock to provide a unifying show of support for its hometown hero,” stated Media Relations Director and Spokesperson for Turlock Believes Alexis Nascimento.
Attendees can follow all of the Turlock Education Foundation’s updates on the “Turlock Believes” event on Facebook, or by following the hashtag #TurlockBelieves on both Twitter and Instagram. Fans are also encouraged to share their own photos and videos on each of the specified social platforms.
For more information about the event, visit www.turlockedfoundation.org/turlockbelieves.