49ers Quarterback Celebrates Victory With Camp Taylor Friends


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a couple special visitors with which to celebrate a recent victory over the Miami Dolphins.

According to the NFL team’s blog, Kaepernick met up with two friends he met at Camp Taylor, a Northern California camp for children with congenital heart defects.

“It was awesome to have them come out to Candlestick,” Kaepernick said, referring to Morgan and Ethan, two campers he spent an afternoon with at the camp in the offseason. “Ethan had heart surgery 12 days before the game and he was out there, showing me his scars. They almost took up his whole upper body and he was out there cheering and having a good time.”

Kaepernick connected with Camp Taylor after he was drafted by the 49ers in 2011 out of the University of Nevada. According to the 49ers blog, Kaepernick quietly donated money to Camp Taylor shortly after getting his first NFL paycheck in honor of his parents, Rick and Teresa, who lost two young sons to heart problems before adopting Colin.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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