SEATTLE, WA. – Deep in the heart of enemy territory there is a Niner Empire movement to be reckoned with. They are the Seattle Niners Faithful Booster Club and Chapter. They prove yet again it’s nurture over nature because even living in an ugly terrain of Seahawks fans, 49er fans never fail to “Represent With Class”. The group which is led by their president Alex Carson decided to give back to their community back in October of 2014. Starting with a canned food drive at all of their viewing parties, they quickly gathered quite a few cans and donated them to local centers. They kept it going by doing a Toys for Tots drive in November. They gathered over 230 toys and donated those.
Former Gold Rush cheerleader and host of “49ers Total Access” Melissa Galvin passed away on Saturday night at the age of 34.
It was Galvin’s second battle with breast cancer after initially being diagnosed in 2011.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick Dobson, children Brady (8) and Stella (4), father Tom Galvin, and sister Leann Galvin Thompson.
After her final season with the Gold Rush in 2004, Galvin stayed involved with the cheerleaders and also co-hosted her TV show alongside Joe Fonzi.
Galvin also championed the NFL’s “A Crucial Catch” campaign during breast cancer awareness month. She spoke openly about her battle against breast cancer in stories on NFL.com as well as the video below, which originally aired on “49ers Total Access” in 2011.
From Ice Bucket Challenges to the Chapter BBQ’s & Picnics to the massive Takeover in Dallas, 2014 goes down as the year the Niner Empire rose and got organized like no fan base in history.
The Niner Empire Organization wishes each and every one of you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!