THE HOLIDAY SEASON KICK-OFF
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|49er Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Dwight Clark, and singer Robin Thicke helped Vornado Realty Trust light up the holiday tree at 555 California last week. More than 1,000 revelers filled the skyscraper?s plaza. However, the free public event did come with a catch. (But it was a good thing—more on that later.) The 80-foot Douglas fir was farmed and harvested (sustainably, of course) from Mt. Shasta. This marked the fifth year that landlord Vornado has hosted the event.|
|New York office division president David Greenbaum welcomed the crowd and introduced a performance by Thicke. UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital sponsored the event, which also included 49er mascot Sourdough Sam as well as four of the team?s cheerleaders.|
|Sportscaster Joe Fonzi and 49er Joe Staley joined Dwight and Joe for a Town Hall-style Q&A. Earlier on stage, the former football stars recreated ?The Catch?—Dwight?s leaping grab (by the fingertips, no less) of the high pass that "Joe Cool" threw near the end of the 1982 NFC Championship match-up between the hometown team and the Dallas Cowboys. (Thank you, Wikipedia.)|