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49ers set to honor Dwight Clark on ‘87 Day’

Aug 7, 2020 at 6:52 AM--

The San Francisco 49ers will honor San Francisco 49ers legend Dwight Clark and his jersey number today, August 7, which has been dubbed "87 Day," the team announced on Thursday.

"In addition to honoring Clark, the ultimate teammate, '87 Day' serves to raise awareness and generate donations for The Golden Heart Fund," the 49ers wrote in a statement. "The preferred charitable cause of Clark, the Golden Heart Fund was created to serve current and future 49ers alumni during times of need for financial, medical, psychological or emotional support. To donate, please visit goldenheartfund.org and click 'donate.'"

The 49ers expressed their continued commitment to supporting the fight against ALS, the disease that took Clark's life in 2018.

While fans cannot celebrate 87 Day in person at training camp this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 49ers have thought of ways to honor the former receiver.

  • Clark's statue at Levi's Stadium will be illuminated with special lighting.
  • Stadium LED ribbons and video boards will feature unique 87 Day messaging.
  • For inclusion on stadium LED boards, fans can share their "DC" memories on social media using #87Day.
  • 49ers coaches will honor Clark today by wearing "87" merchandise, including jerseys and t-shirts.

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