Super Bowl 50 Tour in Sausalito

Well, yes and no. The Super Bowl will be in Santa Clara in February and the 49ers aren’t even really in San Francisco anymore, but Sausalito is getting a piece of Super Bowl action this weekend.

Saturday, November 21, from noon to 5 p.m., Sausalito will be hosting “The 50 Tour: Champions of the Bay.” The event will be staged near Gabrielson Park in downtown Sausalito (corner of Humboldt and Anchor).

The 50 Tour is a mobile exhibit brought to you by the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee to celebrate the Bay Area’s championship teams – The San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders. The exhibit includes:

  • Champions Row: 8 Super Bowl trophies on display (5 from the 49ers and 3 from the Raiders) with photo montages of the victories
  • The Stem Zone: an interactive space showcasing how science, technology, engineering and math fuel innovation
  • Super Bowl High School Honor Roll: featuring Bay Area schools that have contributed to/spawned  Super Bowl  heroes and history
  • Play 60, Play On: an interactive play zone that includes an obstacle course and football-themed play (this sounds a tad dangerous to me, but a good way to wear out the kids)
  • Autograph Sessions: with current & former NFL players (no idea who will be there, but it shouldn’t keep the groupies away)
  • The Red Zone: a family –friendly space that encourages a love of reading (now THIS I like and it sounds safe!) NFL players and other local celebrities will read aloud as part of the Host Committee’s early literacy initiative — and to prove that football hunks can in fact read as well as hurdle across the goal line (Just kidding!)

I was born and raised in the Bay Area; my dad was an avid Niners fan, so by default so am I. My dad was a football star at Los Gatos High; I was one of the few six-year-old girls who knew what first and ten meant; our entire home in Palo Alto was branded with 49er paraphernalia; Bill Walsh is one of my heroes. So I may make fun of it all, but it’s great for the Bay Area to be hosting this major sporting event and great for Sausalito to be a part of it – great exposure and great for local business.