SCOTLAND, UK – Long time 49er fan Darren Reis of the UK Faithful had only dreamed of some day making it to San Francisco, CA. to actually see his favorite team in person. That dream however seemed like it was all it would ever be.
Fortunately for Darren he is also a great Niner dad who raised his daughter right. Our Niner sister Laura Reis of the UK Faithful reached out to her Niner Empire family around the world to help with a special surprise she was planning for her dad for Christmas 2014.
The Niner Empire family stepped up to the plate and took her request to task. International Niner Empire Chapter Presidents including Switzerland’s Lionel Lachat, Brazil’s Antonio Cabral, Israel’s Roman Bronstein and Super Fan from Wisconsin Darin Gilbertson along with the booster clubs Seattle Niners Faithful, Georgia’s Spartans of the Niner Empire, and El Paso, TX. EPT Chapter pitched in to make it happen.
In addition to all the fans the Niner Empire Organization was able to get former 49er players to participate in Laura’s surprise. Guy McIntyre, Dana Stubblefield, Allen Kennedy and Dennis Brown were all happy to help.
The video clips were edited and sent to Laura who gave her unsuspecting dad a DVD to watch on Christmas morning. Here is a video of Darren and Laura’s emotional reaction as he watched the DVD for the first time.
Darren will finally realize his dream of visiting San Francisco to see his favorite team in person during the 2015 season.
ONE TEAM, ONE LOVE, ONE FAMILY