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Special Olympics Athletes will miss Greg Clark of the 49ers

Original post made by Ken mano, Willow West, on Jul 15, 2021

Greg Clark, tight end for the SF 49er’s from 1997 to 2002, passed away at age 49, apparently due to CTE symptoms. Greg was a resident of Dublin, CA for many years and represented the 49ers at many events.

Six or seven years ago, we asked the 49ers for a guest speaker to represent the 49ers in the Opening ceremonies of the Regional Track meet for Special Olympics held in Pleasanton, they sent Greg.

He not only gave a great talk, but stayed the whole day, passing out the awards to hundreds of special needs athletes, with humor, tenderness and love, taking time to individually take photos at every request. Each year, he would come and spend the entire day with these athletes, he will be greatly missed. It was a wonderful humanitarian service not many knew about.

If your child had their picture taken with Greg, feel free to post it as a tribute to him.

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