A San Francisco 49er is making the Super Bowl dreams of a fallen service member’s family come true.
In partnership with USAA and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, 49er’s star tight end George Kittle is providing tickets to Josephine and Nicolas LaMar, the widow and son of Army Sgt. Martin LaMar to Sunday’s big game in Miami.
In a tweet, Kittle wrote that he was “excited” to provide the tickets and “humbled to work with USAA and TAPS” to honor LaMar’s legacy.
LaMar was killed during an insider attack in Mosul, Iraq on Jan. 15, 2011 when an Iraqi soldier, who was being trained by the Americans, opened fire. The attack also claimed the life of Sgt. Michael P. Bartley and occurred on LaMar’s wedding anniversary.
LaMar was 43 at the time of his death and is survived by his wife and five children.
In addition to Kittle, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller and Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera have teamed with USAA and TAPS to provide military families with a Super Bowl experience.
The 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday’s big game in Miami, Florida.